ZAMBEZI WILDLIFE AERIAL SURVEYS RESUME
The Zambezi Elephant Fund has enabled our partner organisation, the Flying For Wildlife Trust, to gain unfettered access to the Savannah Light Sport Aircraft pictured below. The Zambezi Society is delighted to have also been able to assist.
Flying for Wildlife announced this exciting new development on 25th June 2018, saying:- "This is a tremendous step forward for conservation as the activities of the Flying for Wildlife Trust had become constricted by the unavailability of aircraft.
The aircraft has been acquired in part through funds already raised and in part through a bridging facility. Further fundraising is needed to complete the acquisition.
Flying for Wildlife's activities are non-commercial and non-profit and the operations of the Trust are reliant on the good will of the pilots, aircraft owners and the larger community.
Pilots are unpaid and 100% of funds are committed to flying operations in support of conservation.
The aircraft has become available just in time for what promises to be a very busy flying season and a number of local volunteer pilots with considerable experience are itching to get airborne and “make a difference”.
The aerial perspective provided by Flying For Wildlife is of enormous value to field operations. Their flights enable conservation and research officers to quickly cover large tracts of wilderness, accomplishing in a two-hour flight what would take two weeks on the ground.
We would like to thank the Zambezi Elephant Fund, Painted Dog Conservation, The Zambezi Society and Global Wildlife Conservation for partnering with us in our efforts to conserve the incredible global heritage we are entrusted to preserve."