David
Chancellor
Muvhimiwe Nzou (Elephant Hunter)

Chitsa 'Campfire' area, adjacent to The Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe..

Local villagers fall upon the body of a dead elephant reducing the huge carcass to bones in under 2 hours.

24 hours later the bones have also gone, all that's visible are the fresh tracks of elephants in the damp ground where the carcass once lay.

In 1989, Campfire was founded to improve relationships between rural Zimbabweans and their environment to create sustainability. Campfire provides incentives to Zimbabweans to preserve wild animals and utilize them as valuable natural resources, in many instances Campfire has changed the relationship between Zimbabweans and their environment.

Campfire profits are generated through leasing trophy hunting concessions to foreign hunters, more than 60% of these profits are derived from elephant hunts, the meat from these hunts is used entirely by the local community.




Recipient of a World Press Photo 2010.
Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Organization Award 2011.
untitled # I, from the series elephant story, chitsa 'campfire' area, adjacent to the gonarezhou national park, zimbabwe.
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