Funds secured for ZAWA Scouts

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has secured funds from government to pay all outstanding salaries for Village Scouts countrywide. By last week most of the Scouts received their January salaries, while the rest for February, March and April have been rolled out this week.

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Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter March 2014

LZ Safari Guide Training and Exams Above: Candidates put through their paces by thick bush and tough examining team CLZ Base Camp has been flooded this month with trainee guides and candidates for the Lower Zambezi Safari Guide Exams. As part of this process, 30 guides attended training led by …

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LATF Contributes to ZAWA

Above: LATF representative Edward Phiri (left) hands over contributed items and a certificate of commendation to ZAWA DG Xenophon Vlahakis (right). The Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has made a contribution of assorted law enforcement equipment and cash worth about $8000 to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) in support of …

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ZAWA & GRI Train Wildlife Officers

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) in collaboration with Game Rangers International (GRI) yesterday concluded a seven day training exercise for Wildlife Police officers at Kafue National Park. The training included an introduction to small firearms and tactical planning for ZAWA’s Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU) and the Intelligence and Investigations Unit …

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Zambian poachers killed in Zimbabwe

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has received information of a fatal shooting incident in which some Zambian Nationals who are alleged to have gone poaching in a National Park in Zimbabwe have been shot dead and others injured. ZAWA Investigations Unit (IIU) has since contacted Zim Parks to establish circumstances …

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Buffallo released back in Lochinvar

March 25, 2014 The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is pleased to inform you that it has successfully captured and released back safely into Lochinvar National Park, a female Buffalo that had recently strayed into the farming community of Monze district. ZAWA last week received a report from farm owner, Terry Johns,that …

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Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masembo’s speech at the annual Elephant Charge

About Elephant Charge Elephant Charge is an annual 4×4 challenge that raises funds for conservation in Zambia.  During the Independence Weekend some 250 bush lovers and 4×4 enthusiasts converge in some remote spot for a camping weekend of extreme driving and orienteering.  In 2013, the fifth event, the 20 teams …

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Volunteer to Stop Deforestation in Africa

Greenpop’s Trees for Zambia – a Festival of Action “Trees for Zambia was absolutely life-changing! I had the most amazing time. The impact this has had on me, the people I have met and things I’ve seen will stay with me forever.” – Gerry Geldenhuys, volunteer 2013 Join an exciting …

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North Luangwa added to TFCA

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) would like to inform you that North Luangwa National Park has been added to the Zambian component of the Malawi-Zambia Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA). A Trans-frontier Conservation Area is an area or component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries of two or …

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GPS Tracking collar fitted to Chodoba

At nine years old, Chodoba (“lost and found” in the local language) is the oldest elephant cared for by the Game Rangers International (GRI) Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia.  In 2007 he was found weak and alone, in South Luangwa National Park, and has since been cared for and rehabilitated …

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Zawa Wins Mumbwa Case

Zambia Wildlife Authority Press Release The Lusaka High court has dismissed the case in which illegal squatters in the Mumbwa Game Management Area (GMA) had sought an injunction restraining the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) from acting on the Lands tribunal’s judgement to relocate them from the GMA to an alternative …

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More than 400 wildlife criminals arrested

Law Enforcement officers from 28 countries today announced that they completed a joint one month global operation against wildlife criminals, which has resulted in over 400 arrests and more than 350 major wildlife seizures. The global wildlife law enforcement operation, code-named “Operation Cobra II” was being conducted under the auspices …

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Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter January 2014

CLZ Village Scouts Graduate from Advanced Tactical Training Thanks to funding by USFWS, our 15 village scouts graduated from their Advanced Tactical Training this month.The scouts undertook a gruelling 14 day programme of firearms training, survival skills, tactics, first aid and ZAWA legislation with Senior ZAWA Instructor Ryson Lungu, and …

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Wildlife police officer arrested

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has arrested seven suspects, among them a Wildlife Police Officer for being in illegal possession of four live Pangolins, elephant tails, raw ivory and ivory products. The seven suspects were apprehended in three separate incidents in Livingstone yesterday. In the first incident, MannexMalambo, 40, a …

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Elephant Orphanage Project

Elephant Orphanage Project featured on major UK TV Channel ITV’s Paul O’Grady Animal Orphans: Tuesday 14 Jan, 9-10pm EOP rescued elephant orphans, 6 month old Nkala and 2 year old Suni, star in this exciting ITV program about animal rescue and rehabilitation in Africa. Paul visits the Lilayi Elephant Nursery …

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Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter November 2013

Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) Annual Operations Meeting at Conservation Lower Zambezi In the Lower Zambezi National Park (LZNP) and surrounding areas, three ZAWA offices work hard to protect the precious wildlife of the area from poaching and other illegal activities. Based in Chirundu, Chinyunyu and Luangwa, respectively on the west, …

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Zambia Tourism Boards position on leopards killed in parks

The Zambia Tourism Board wishes to respond to the picture that has been circulating on social Media of three leopards that have been purported to have been killed in Zambia as trophies. Specifically, the picture was first posted as ‘Trophy Picture’ on the Game Trails website showing off Cliff Walker, …

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Grassroots Trust Presents: Mama Africa Video

Grassroots Trust In pursuance of our goal to help shape a viable future for Zambia, Grassroots has developed relationships with social commentators in various fields. We realised that music could play a key role in creating awareness about the environmental malfunction undermining development and help change the conservation conversation. Our …

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Anti-Poaching Initiative in Kafue

Wilderness Safaris Joins Forces with PUMA and Panthera to Bolster Anti-Poaching Initiative in Kafue, Zambia October 2013 – Wilderness Safaris and the Wilderness Wildlife Trust have facilitated the generous funding of USD360 000 from global sports lifestyle brand PUMA to the world’s leading wild cat conservation organisation, Panthera. A small portion …

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Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter September 2013

Protecting vital crops from elephants using chilli Thanks to Proflight, South Luangwa Conservation Society and Awely, in August CLZ were able to teach 30 more farmers how to grow and use chillies to protect their fields from being raided by elephants. Every year substantial damage is suffered by villagers who …

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