RECLAIMING WILD AFRICA
The African continent holds some of the world’s most unique and rare wildlife species and supports 33% of all global biodiversity. Africa’s wildlife, biodiversity and ecosystems require vast proportions of secure land and ecologically viable conservation efforts that include rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in partnership with private funders, government and local communities.
SUSTAINABLE, SECURE HABITATS
Pembi’s wildlife conservation approach will combine habitat management, wildlife reintroductions and translocations, and breeding and monitoring programmes. The reserve’s boundaries are fully fenced to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, and we have rigorous anti-poaching regimes in place to ensure safe, secure roaming for all our wildlife species.
Pembi’s team of conservationists includes world renowned ecologists Dr John O’Brien and Dr Johan Joubert. With years’ experience in managing wild areas and their populations, they have been awarded the very challenging task of managing the reserve’s wildlife population back to its natural state of abundance.
RECLAIMING WILD AFRICA
The reserve provides a safe haven to some of Africa’s most diverse habitat types and wildlife. Black rhino will be reintroduced to Pembi where it flourished before being poached to extinction in the early 1900’s. Wildlife experts, experienced anti-poaching units and government support on provincial and national level, ensure an effective conservation framework. With sustainability ensured through size and scale, Pembi offers a rare opportunity to conserve a part of African natural heritage in its truest form. Restoring this area to its natural glory and passing it on to our children’s children in the same state it existed when stumbled on by Dr Livingstone, is a dream long since thought to be lost
NURTURING WILDLIFE POPULATIONS
Preserving wildlife means crafting a lasting legacy. Pembi Conservancy boasts
many species of game, and our aim is to create a protected, sustainable eco-
culture by expanding the game populations of the park with species sourced from
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and South Africa
ADDITIONAL SPECIES TO BE INTRODUCED OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS:
RICHLY DIVERSE ECO SYSTEMS
Pembi Wildlife Conservancy hosts an astonishing array of eco systems, all in one reserve. Due to its unique topography and location, this area is hardly touched by man.
Local folklore speak of it as the “mountain of no return”. This strange and mystic mountain towards the north has a unique forest at the top and can only be reached by experienced climbers or helicopter. Inspecting the mountain from the air, it is no surprise that early visitors had a difficult time finding their way down this majestic and mysterious mountain.
Accumulating in large numbers and eaten with relish by such animals as Kudu, Impala, Rhino and Elephant, these forests also offer protection and habitation to a number of bird species.
Beautiful stone banks with rivers rushing through creates dramatic scenes. Towards the dry season these cascades slow down to allow weary travelers a quick watery relief from the summer sun. The cascades offer some of the most hauntingly beautiful scenery with greenery and large trees bordering it.
LION HOT SPRINGS
Towards the center of the conservancy there are natural hot springs which have become home to a resident pride of lions.
Typical to areas frequented by elephant, are the dense Mopani forests with their dominating cathedral trees.
With the Angonian highland capturing dome bordering the area in the north, several small and large rivers crisscross Pembi making their way slowly towards the south and east. These rivers are without any pollution, having their origin in the mountains. They provide amply for species like crocodile and hippo who seek out the larger rivers as their home.
JESSE RIVERINE FOREST
This part of the river ecosystem, with its thickly populated Jesse bushwillow, helps to regulate the river flow by absorbing water into its root systems, and providing an important habitat for many species of fauna and flora.
Much of the landscape in Northern Mozambique is dotted by rocky granite outcrops, and the visual aspect of the area is unique in Africa.
Sandalwood is one of the most sought after and scarce wood types in the world. Chinese loggers have targeted these natural plantations with the utmost commitment over the last few years and Pembi’s escape from this active attempt to eradicate a natural resource is in no small part due to the efforts of the anti-poaching teams.
INVEST IN NATURE
Leave a legacy by becoming part of the most significant private conservation effort in the last 100 years.