We have shared the latest update on our conservation journey, the development of our Amaganyane anti-poaching unit, in a short video.
The formation of the Amaganyane anti-poaching team in mid-2021, which aligned with the Gardiner family’s conservation vision, was a huge investment for the family and Matetsi Victoria Falls as an organisation.
In 2022, the development of this team to being a 50-strong team has shown the family’s continued commitment to conserving the vast wilderness that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve.
Over the past 18 months, a team of dedicated men and women have been recruited and trained to endure the rigours and complexity of conducting conservation activities.
The team works with communities to educate against illegal fishing and poaching, they conduct regular patrols, day and night to ensure both people and property are protected and remove snares wherever they might be found.
The team relentlessly pursue any sign of illegal activity within the concession, often tracking poachers for ten to twenty kilometres (15 miles) at a time. Helping them track is an in-house K-9 unit comprising rescued dogs trained and cared for by members of Amaganyane.
Together they continue protect and conserve the Matetsi Private Game Reserve.