Imire: Rhino and Wildlife Conservation
Our vision is to enhance the relationships between conservation programmes and community areas through long term, sustainable environmental management and positive community projects. With volunteer involvement and support through the provision of equipment, skills and manpower, we aim to run constructive conservation projects and joint community initiatives.
Volunteers at Imire will contribute to a long term conservation programme focusing on the protection of Zimbabwe’s wildlife, especially the Black Rhino. Volunteers will be involved with a variety of conservation projects including working with our Black Rhinos and Elephants, studying their behaviour, undertaking anti-poaching patrols to ensure the continued safety of the animals, helping to teach local children about conservation, wildlife and the environment and assisting with day to day game park management. This is a unique opportunity to live amongst African animals in the heart of the bush and experience day-to-day life on a privately owned game park. We have four of Africa’s Big 5 game - lions, elephants, rhinos and buffalos and a huge range of plains game including sable, kudu, waterbuck, wildebeest, crocodile, hippo, giraffes and Zebra. With 150 species of bird and a huge variety of snakes and lizards, Imire is truly an animal-lovers paradise.
A large part of our mission involves educating local communities to recognise the importance of conservation areas and teaching them to reap the benefits, both financial and cultural, of using their own resources and skills to positively impact the environment and their own community.