In case you missed it, on 1 July 2022 African Parks signed a twenty-year agreement with the Government of Zambia for the management of Kafue National Park.
This agreement follows the successful conclusion of a 16-month Priority Support Plan (PSP), initiated in February 2021 by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and African Parks, to provide technical and financial support for Kafue.
Kafue is the 20th park to join African Park’s management portfolio and the third in Zambia following a 19-year partnership with the Government of Zambia in Liuwa Plain National Park.
According to a press release, the partnership aims to deliver greater investment to all aspects of Kafue’s park management, in order to realise its value in biodiversity, socio-economic development and the people of Zambia.
“A new chapter for Kafue”
Speaking during the event in Lusaka, Zambia Ministry of Tourism Permanent SecretaryEvans Muhanga stated, “Following nearly two decades of collaborating with African Parks, the Government of Zambia is confident that this partnership will protect Kafue’s valuable landscape for the benefit of the country. This is a new and exciting chapter for Kafue National Park and we look forward to the socio-economic development and other opportunities that come from expanding sustainable tourism through effective park and wildlife management. We also greatly appreciate the support provided by the Dutch Postcode Lottery for this project.”
Read more about the new agreement at African Parks website: Click here.
Source: African Parks