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WELCOME TO VICTORIA FALLS WILD HUB

Victoria Falls Wild Hub is a wildlife conservation and research organisation located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We offer transformative education for individuals, students, and groups.

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OUR STORY

As a key buffer area between National Parks and local communities, Victoria Falls Wild Hub (VFWH) exists to facilitate efficient conservation efforts for the land, wildlife, and people in and around Fuller Forest. 

We believe in the transformative power of learning, serving, and stewarding the natural world toward a better future. 

In 2023, the Victoria Falls Wild Hub was established to take over the responsibility of leasing and managing the 4,000-acre Fuller Forest as a for-profit, purpose-driven venture. 

VFWH inherited over 20 lions which were a legacy of an unsuccessful breeding-for-release program. We have the responsibility to maintain the highest standard of care for these lions. The fees paid by visitors who view the lions help to fulfil this obligation and partially fund the broader stewardship of the forest. 

VFWH also inherited several animals that had been rescued for rehabilitation purposes including hyenas, ostriches, a duiker, a baboon, a monkey, and a crowned eagle. We will only accept to take in and care for animals that are in genuine need of rescue, rehabilitation, and where possible, release into the wild.

OUR VISION

Victoria Falls Wild Hub is dedicated to transforming the way people learn about wildlife conservation. The vision of VFWH is to provide authentic learning opportunities in the African bush, together with transformative personal experiences that sustainably benefit the environment and wildlife. We believe that education is the key to protecting wildlife and their habitats.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to transform Fuller Forest into a protected wilderness area. We aim for our participants to undergo personal growth, gaining a deeper connection with nature and a profound sense of purpose. Our focus is on creating awareness and inspiring individuals, students, and groups to be stewards of the environment and wildlife conservation.

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WHAT WE DO

Education, Collaboration & Connectivity With The Wild

VFWH offers different experiences from day visits, volunteer/intern/service learning placements, and faculty-led group travel. Through collective efforts, from daily visitors, volunteers, interns, and university partners, we create a meaningful impact on wildlife, the environment, and the Fuller Forest Conservation Area. Our impact success is dependent on the success of our activities. The more guests and partners that come through our doors, the greater the impact we have on the area.

We dedicate our time to several projects within and around the Fuller Forest Conservation Area. Our projects involve forest maintenance and management, together with wildlife research, to transform the area into a thriving ecosystem. Historically, the greater Fuller Forest Area was, and still is, used for commercial hunting and illegal activities such as poaching of wildlife, trees, and resources (read more about Fuller Forest History here). Our goal is to transform this land into a protected wilderness area.

Our commitment extends beyond the boundaries of VFWH. Partnering with universities and research institutions, we offer an opportunity to study and learn from the conservation area and our animals. This collaborative approach enhances both education and research, advancing our collective understanding and impact.

Victoria Falls Wild Hub is more than a place; it's a hub for restoration, wildlife care, conservation, and education. Join us on our journey as we write a new chapter for the Fuller Forest Conservation Area.

Victoria Falls Wild Hub supports the Sustainable Development Goals 

Goal 4: Quality education

To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

 

We support Goal 4 through our after-school Wildlife Photography Club for kids. This club provides an opportunity to learn skills in photography and conservation. It will not only benefit the children because we plan to eventually also train adults so that the after-school club can exist in a wide range of schools around Victoria Falls.

4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Goal 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

VFWH supports Goal 13 through educating people who join us about conservation and impact, and combatting the effect that climate change has on Fuller Forest and its surrounding areas.

This is done through our Elephant Impact Monitoring Project, Vulnerable Tree Protection Project and our Legacy Project.

Goal 15: Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

We support Goal 15 in almost all the projects we run at VFWH. We take pride in our commitment to preserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of Fuller Forest and its surroundings.

Our initiatives focus on educating people in the wild and safeguarding the habitat for future generations to explore and cherish while contributing to research and science.

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