The IAPF has a number of fundraising events taking place in the month of April. If you’re in the area, then we urge you to come along and show your support.
Firstly, on the 19thof April at the Yacht Club de Monaco, we will host ‘Rocking for Rhinos,’ a fundraiser for much needed funds for ‘Conservation Guardians’ a conservation initiative between IAPF, and Men of Trees.
The event will feature auctions of various rhino artwork and memorabilia, in particular a Larry Norton original painting named, ‘2016’.
The painting is a picture of a pair of black rhinos on top of the Chizarira escarpment, part of Chizarira National Park. This is significant as Black rhino have been locally extinct in that area for nearly 20 years.
The plan is to turn the painting into a reality with IAPF, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, set to resurrect the aging park and restore it to its former glory. This includes the re-introduction of black rhino into the park over the coming years.
For more information on the fundraiser head to the Conservation Guardians blog.
On Friday the 19th of April, the IAPF is holding it’s first ever fundraising event in Zimbabwe. The black tie event will be held at the Mystique Function Centre in Bulawayo.
The focus of the fundraising dinner is Chizarira National Park. We have acquired two Land rovers, 4×4’s that are in a state of disrepair. The funds raised will go into re-conditioning one, if not both vehicles, so they can be used in anti-poaching operations in the area
Local Zimbabwean favourites ‘The Chikenbus Band’ will be entertaining the crowd and there will also be the auctioning of various pieces for the cause.
Tickets are $65. For more information or bookings contact Kirsty from Gardens and Events firstname.lastname@example.org
From all of us at the IAPF have a Happy Easter and hopefully we will see you at one of the events!