Welcome to The Society

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Protecting Nature is Our Responsibility

Founded in 1953, the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECZ) is a charitable, membership-based NGO dedicated to promoting environmental and conservation issues to all levels of the community.

We organize Zambia’s only nation-wide environmental education programs, spearhead community-based conservation efforts in key ecosystems, and advocate for conservation policies. Our work is built around four focus areas.

Our Four Focus Areas

1: Forests and Wildlife Conservation

We protect and restore Zambia’s forests through community-led reforestation, alternative livelihoods, and policy advocacy

2: Waste Management

Plastic pollution is threatening the water, safety, and health of Zambians. We are engaging Zambians to turn the tide through education and creating alternatives.

3: Water and Climate Resilience

We train and support thousands of youth to lead the response to the growing threat of climate change in Zambia

4: Policy Advocacy and Education

Since independence WECSZ has played a leading role in lobbying and consulting the government to create sustainable environmental policies, ranging from the creation of national parks to the Water Bill to national climate adaptation plans.

Our Partners

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