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"We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior." - Graydon Carter

Bushlife Conservancy is a section 501(c)(3) registered charity in the United States, that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Africa, primarily in the Zambezi River Valley of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Bushlife Conservancy accomplishes this mission primarily by funding the work of Bushlife Support Unit Trust, a Zimbabwe nonprofit. Bushlife Support Unit Trust was established by Nick and Des Murray of Bushlife Safaris, which is based in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

Bushlife Support Unit Trust coordinates the activities of a group of trackers and rangers who tirelessly patrol the Zambezi River Valley and surrounding areas in the search of poachers, snares, hazards to wildlife on both land and river. BSUT’s hard work has paid off over the years, saving the lives of hundreds of wild animals. BSUT works in close coordination with other reputable non-profit organizations, including:

  • Zambezi Society – BSUT has worked together with the Zambezi Society and the World Conservation Network to purchase equipment and resources to support ranger patrols.
  • Tashinga Initiative – BSUT worked together with the Tashinga Initiative in the early stages of building a new base for the Zambezi Valley Reaction Unit Base (ZAVARU).
  • Zambezi Elephant Fund – BSUT has worked together with the Zambezi Elephant Fund, based in Harare, and the fund has pledged to help financially with ongoing ground operations.
  • AWF (African Wildlife Foundation) recently contributed the assistance of a driver and vehicle, to help with anti-poaching deployments.

We are incredibly thankful for the support these organizations have given us over the past year!

Testimonials of Our Work:

"We would like to express my gratitude and appreciation towards your donation of an operational vehicle to our Chinhoyi Investigations Branch. Your generosity has gone a long way in reducing transport problems at station and assist in promoting conservation” K. Manungo - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management

“Following our request for your support in conservation efforts, we acknowledge receipt of your conservation support in the form of diesel fuel as well as the release of one of your vehicle to be used specifically for anti-poaching duties. Your unwavering support will go a long way” S. Chibaya - Area Manager – Mana Pools National Park

Thank you for the difference you make