Lower Zambezi and Luangwa Valley, Zambia
The lower Zambezi and Luangwa Valley system is one of 10 remaining strongholds for lions on the planet. It is an area that still has the potential to support viable populations of large carnivores into the future and yet deforestation and poaching are threatening much of the area. New and innovative land management approaches are needed to secure this area for wildlife and improve the livelihoods of local people. We started our work in this area in June 2016.
Science and Data
Long term monitoring is one of the unsung heroes of the conservation world. It is rarely prioritised and yet without long-term monitoring data, we have no way of accurately knowing what is happening to wildlife populations, or measuring the effects of conservation activities. We are working with BioCarbon Partners and Munyamadzi to design and over-see long-term wildlife monitoring across 700,000 acres. This will allow our partners to measure the impacts of their innovative management