Expanding anti-poaching efforts around Lower Zambezi National Park

Conservation Lower Zambezi
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Grantee Conservation Lower Zambezi
Type Expanding the conservation footprint
Location Zambia
Grant Amount $136,750
Duration 2 years

Conservation Lower Zambezi have long provided support for the management and protection of Lower Zambezi National Park and the adjacent Chiawa Game Management Area (GMA). However, due to a shortage of resources, they have not been able to provide significant support for the management and protection of the Rufunsa GMA. With a grant from LRF they are now going to expand their anti-poaching efforts into the Rufunsa area—which is expected to reduce the prevalence of bushmeat poaching, allowing prey populations and ultimately lion populations to increase. This should allow for the incorporation of an additional ~1,100 square miles in the project area with significant potential for recovery in lion numbers.