SOFA developes requisite legal literature and conducts trainings that advocate for the appreciation and understanding of wildlife law in Zimbabwe and Africa at large.
We are a young group of passionate animal lawyers who are committed to combating wildlife crime, using the legal system.
Our Mission is to influence the human mindset and inspire behavior change towards animal protection and preservation laws.
Our Agenda is dedicated to protect animals through the legal system.
Since the commencement of the highly anticipated Wildlife law module this academic year on June 28, 2021, at Great Zimbabwe Herbert Chitepo Law School the students are expected to start writing exams on the 15th of September 2021.
Speak Out For Animals Masvingo based legal Officer Nancy Makumire expressed her gratitude to the major sponsors and partners like the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW} and Great Zimbabwe University
Speak Out For Animals (SOFA) has trained at least 18 scouts from Dramount ranch located in the Bubian Conservancy in Matebeland South of Zimbabwe which sparns an impressive estimated fifteen thousand hectors.
ANIMAL protection lobby organisation, Speak Out For Animals has said it is carrying out court interventions for wildlife cases in Matabeleland Matabeleland North and South, a programme meant to combat wildlife crime in the two provinces. In an interview, Speak Out For Animals legal officer Mr Innocent Rupapa said the programme the organisation was carrying out in Matabeleland North and South was in line with the aim of raising awareness about the laws that protect wildlife to various stakeholders.
We have been hard at work conducting case monitorings on wildlife cases all week long. The objective of these case monitorings is to observe and also assist where need be.
Our legal officers have been busy at work in the following respective towns like The city of Kings and Queens Buluwayo âBuluwayo Regional Magistrate Courtâ were a total of 15 cases where monitored this week and their findings were as follows.
8 Elephant Ivory Cases were presided over with 4 of Which are before Bulawayo RegionaMagistrates Court.
On the 12th of November 2020 we signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe. This was a ground-breaking and exciting development for us as we ..
From the 9th to the 10th of November 2020 we conducted a Legal awareness training for the Rangers at the Akashinga International Anti-Poaching Foundation in Nyamakate...
Legal Awareness Training
In the month of October we held the long awaited Rapid Reference Guide (RRG) training workshop in Masvingo, which had been initially scheduled for March 2020 but postponed due...
Rapid Reference Guide
Our Director Adv Eva Chinoda met with Victor Nkiwane, the Dean of the Herbert Chitepo Law School, Great Zimbabwe University to discuss the introduction of...
In this lockdown period poaching and wildlife crimes have been on the rise as criminals are taking advantage of the lockdown restrictions on movement of many people and shutdown...
We are gladly announcing that we are now offering free consultancy services pertaining to any animal health issues that may arise. We are going to be offering...
As a benchmark for measuring the success of the project we are currently implementing throughout Zimbabwe which is focused on court monitoring wildlife crimes we undertook a wildlife crime baseline survey in the KAZA region.
The Rapid Reference Guide was launched at Matopos National Park at a colourful and ground breaking event in September 2019. This piece of literature has so far made positive in roads in light of the...
After the successful launch of the RRG Prosecution Toolkit we conducted two trainings with our partners Space For Giants which were aimed at equipping the Prosecutors with the means and...
In collaboration with other stakeholders involved in the protection of wildlife we are conducting wildlife court monitoring activities throughout the country.Through concerted efforts...
The University of Zimbabwe student chapter had the opportunity to learn from the virago and pioneer of animal law in Zimbabwe Advocate E.V Chinoda when he delivered a public lecture in a packed moot room
SOFA last year conducted two legal awareness trainings at Bubiana Conservancy (Drummond Ranch) which is located in Matebeleland South and for various stakeholders in Beitbridge. These workshops are aimed at equipping the various...
Legal Awareness Training
On the 11th of October 2018 we had the occasion to officially launch the most awaited for Wildlife Legal Guide book which will serve as a premier source of Wildlife Law in the country with clear and simplified content....