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SHOESTRINGS : GOOD CAUSES

Here's a few of our favourite 'good causes' in and around Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust

The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance and promote environmental conservation through hands-on wildlife research and the education and empowerment of local peoples in the sustainable utilization of indigenous resources. As part of their specialist work the Trust operates as veterinary diagnostic laboratory and rehabilitation facility. Find out more about their work here - Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (external link, opens in a new window).

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Various views of the Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit

Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit aims to eradicate poaching in the Victoria Falls region through a programme of education, management and many hours of patrolling the local area on snare sweeps. Find out more about their work here - Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (external link, opens in a new window).

International Anti-Poaching Foundation

The IAPF works across the globe to combat the threat of poaching to Africa's wildlife. One of their projects is based on the Stanley & Livingstone Estate, just outside Victoria Falls, looking after the Estate's valuable black rhino, and running a ranger capacity and training project. Find out more about their work here - International Anti-Poaching Foundation (external link, opens in a new window).

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Rose of Charity

Established in 2006/7 Rose of Charity works with communities in Victoria Falls to reduce the number of children who are living outside the family environment and support local children who find themselves in this situation. Rose of Charity is working with volunteers, and the Child Protection Committee to encourage community based care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Find out more about their work here - Rose of Charity (external link, opens in a new window).

Victoria Falls Rasta Compassion

Victoria Falls Rasta Compassion is a recently established group of local artists and performers aiming to assist and aid the disadvantaged elderly people of the Victoria Falls community with home-based care and support, providing food, assistance and and other forms of support. Find out more about their work here - Victoria Falls Rasta Compassion (external link, opens in a new window).

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