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"We have
been on a
journey of endeavour,
and despite
the difficulties,
we have won


This Wildlife Protection Project is being implemented in the Protected Areas System of Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley and has been called  “The Tashinga Initiative” based on the Shona word “Tashinga” which, loosely translated means “we have been on a journey of endeavour, and despite the challenges, we have won through”.

Founder Director Lynne Taylor lived for 10 years in Matusadona National Park, Zambezi Valley, together with her Ecologist husband Russell and their children and her passion and love for the wildlife areas of the Zambezi Valley has never stopped growing.

The on-going socio-economic crisis in Zimbabwe has presented critical challenges to maintaining conservation integrity and the continuity of wildlife protection efforts by the Rangers of the Parks Authority. The Tashinga Initiative addresses the needs in components such as infrastructure: Solar power, Radio communications, Internet communications, Roads, Ranger Antipoaching Equipment, Mobility: Vehicles, boats, Ranger child education, Food security. All these components promote the well being of the Ranger and his family, enhancing morale and work ethic, and in turn, providing for the appropriate levels of protection being afforded to our wildlife. 

The Tashinga Initiative also works in partnership with UK Registered Charity, Conservation Zambezi ( 

Lynne and her contract team implement grants directly into the field against a highly developed budget comprising components and sub-components, with narrative, photographic reporting and site visits for the Donor where required.

Please join us on this journey in wildlife protection.