This is the first in a new series of conservation movies that we are producing for the Hunter Proud Foundation which will be examining the anti-poaching and community work that various hunting operators undertake across the African continent.
Mozambique, the 36th largest country, has a violent past due to war and conflict that left it one of the poorest nations in the world. During the war, wildlife was decimated and the bushmeat trade thrived. Zambeze Delta Safaris took over coutada 11’s hunting lease in 1992 when the area was almost lifeless. This 30-minute documentary shows how Zambeze Delta Safaris rehabilitated the area.
The future of the Afro-montane forests of Ethiopia is inextricably linked to the fate of the mountain nyala and without safari hunting the future of that species would look grim. This documentary takes an in-depth look into the myriad of factors involved in this little-told conservation success story.
Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
The Dande Communal Area and the Dande Safari Area are located in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe. The area forms a vital corridor between the Chewore Safari Area in the west and the country of Mozambique in the east. Without safari hunting this refuge would simply cease to exist. This documentary is the story of a sanctuary on the edge.
The Sulieman Markhor: A Dream Deferred
The Torghar or “Black Mountain” range is located in northeastern Balochistan, Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border. The mountain range is approximately 55 miles long and 15 miles wide, and is formed of rugged sandstone. The Sulieman Markhor, which was once an endangered species, was reclassified as threatened on the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) endangered species list in September 2014 after a petition was submitted. The USFWS asked for a movie to be embedded on their website to demonstrate how regulated sport hunting helped bring the species back from the brink of extinction.