Elephant’s Eye, Hwange shows commitment to conservation and makes conservation levy (CWF levy) compulsory

Elephant’s Eye Hwange has decided there is simply no time to waste in combatting the plight that our wildlife is facing.

As of the 1st of July 2017, the conservation levy will be compulsory for all guests staying at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. The amount is set at $10.00 per person per night, payable either on invoice or at the lodge. Previously the contribution was at guests own discretion.

SO WHAT WILL THESE FUNDS GO TOWARDS?

Simply put, without wildlife there is no tourism. This is an issue that directly affects not only national parks and private lodge owners, but agents and the tourism industry as a whole. For this reason, in 2016 the Conservation and Wildlife Fundwas founded with Hideaways as one of the founding members – a non-profit trust formed out of a collaborative group of concerned conservationists and stakeholders in the Hwange National Park region with a goal to take action on critical conservation issues affecting the area.

We all need to do our part to protect our lions, elephants and other wildlife in Africa. The funds to support the fight against their decline will be allocated to: the deployment of additional anti-poaching units on the peripheries of Hwange; coordinating and supporting the efforts of the various anti-poaching teams that have been set up by NGOs and operators around Hwange and providing support to the law enforcement efforts of Zim Parks, Forestry, and the Gwayi Conservancy.