As his career has progressed, Gareth has understood the need for a change in attitude towards the continent’s wildlife and its conservation. He has made generous donations of his pieces throughout the years in an attempt to support anti-poaching efforts and conservation throughout Zimbabwe. 

At present, Gareth is the Artist in Residence at the world-renowned Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, on the border of Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. Gareth will donate a percentage of every painting sold from the Reserve Gallery to the Malilangwe Trust, which is a wholly Zimbabwean non-profit organisation that focuses on harmonising conservation activities, community development programs and ecotourism. 

“I’m very fortunate to experience the bush as it is now. Our wildlife and its habitats are under threat and I can only hope that it is still around when my grandchildren are old enough to appreciate it.”