The Zambezi Project is our effort to create a use-case driven technology stack which is scalable and re-deployable across other projects in sub-Saharan Africa. We independently partner with global technology companies to curate the most proven and promising anti-poaching technologies. We create an open-source and integrated tech stack customizable to support any conservation initiative.
Each project we undertake is in tandem with the Zambezi Ventures investment fund to ensure economic development supports anti-poaching efforts. It is our firm belief and life's mission to templatize this approach of bringing technology and investment throughout sub-Saharan Africa to achieve zero poaching.
Current use cases from our project in Zimbabwe for which we are creating the tech stack:
Safe elephant rewilding
Our partners in Zimbabwe have decades of conservation experience and recently begun rewilding rescued elephants. It is beyond rewarding to witness their success while at the same time realizing that these animals are not safe without further security measures. Securing their habitat requires the most sophisticated communication, tracking, and detection technologies available.
Safe animal migration & security
Zimbabwean conservation areas are boundless in their beauty and borders. Our project forms a fenceless natural corridor between two national parks at the epicenter of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area where the international borders of 5 countries converge. Here is where the animals, once scared to enter knowing its storied past as a hunting concession, are now beginning to migrate through. Therefore, monitoring the borders for uninvited humans and learning about wildlife migration patterns is critical to become intelligent and predictive about poaching risks.
Ecosystem and biodiversity management and conservation
The location of our first project is unique, with red Kalahari sands covered with pristine forest, and remnants of orchards from iron age communities. With elephant rewilding and the influx of everything from a first resident pack of wild dogs, prides of lions, and snickering hyenas, the ecology and biodiversity are evolving towards a new and more sustainable balance. This has immediate benefits for the area’s preservation of forest, soil rejuvenation, carbon storage footprint, and reduced fire hazards.
Human wildlife conflict prevention
We seek to integrate local communities in our approach, through economic development while simultaneously encouraging a respectful and symbiotic relationship with wildlife, as well as using technology to pre-emptively secure the safety of both people and animals.
We are grateful for those global technology partners who have already begun the journey with us and welcome more interest in supporting the Zambezi Project strategically or financially.
Zambezi Project's first initiative could not be made possible without the acceptance and partnership of the Wild is Life organization in Zimbabwe. Every day is an emergency to protect wildlife, thus as we work to realize our technology vision, we ask that financial donations for immediate use can be made direct to Wild Is Life. Thank you.