Tree planting projects, clean-up campaigns and promoting local tourism through visits to National Parks are part of our conservation activities. Notable achievements include “Operation Noah” – the rescue of animals stranded by the flooding of the Zambezi Gorge created by the Kariba Dam; aerial wildlife census and biodiversity mapping and conservation work on Lechwe and Sitatunga populations on the Kafue Flats and Bangweulu basin, and on large mammal species in the Luangwa Valley.
Our Advocacy and policy work involves helping government and its ministries ensure environmental protection. Key achievements include advocacy for the creation of Lochinvar and Blue Lagoon National Parks; protection of Zambia’s forest reserves (including a Supreme Court appeal against developments in the Lusaka East Forest Reserve) among others.
We accomplish this function through the Chongololo and Chipembele Conservation Clubs, Chongololo Club of the Air, Weekly newspaper column, monthly public talks and online media. The conservation clubs are run in schools and community groups around the country. Chongololo Clubs are for Grades 1-7 and Chipembele Clubs are for Grades 8-12. Club members learn about conservation, educate others and undertake practical projects.