What we do
Animals gather around waterholes to drink, cool down and socialize; needless to say that water is a fundamental part of sustaining wildlife.
The evolution of wildlife migration patterns, the creation of fenced protected areas and climate change impacts have all affected water availability for wildlife. Interventions that provide water and thereby maintain wildlife numbers is necessary in some areas to avoid mass animal deaths by dehydration and the overspilling of wildlife into villages in search of water, causing conflicts with people.
Tampering with natural resources also has consequences, and implementing measures to proactively supply water for wildlife need to consider looking into longer-term solutions to ensure healthy landscapes and ecosystems. The Foundation hopes to be able to help the investigation of such solutions.
We are currently supporting pumping water for Hwange’s wildlife in Zimbabwe; read more here