In its continued effort to conserve afromontane biodiversity while improving the welfare of local people, the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ) took to Mulakatembo to train twenty selected members of the community on how to raise indigenous tree nurseries. This was part of the Conservation and Forest Management project in the Mafinga Hills priority KBA, Zambia. The project has trained about sixty people from three villages namely Malungule, Mulekatembo and Nachisitu.
Malungule, Mulekatatembo and Nachisitu villages lie astride the Mafinga hills in Mafinga District of Muchinga province. The people here are mostly traditional pastoralists who also act as guardians of biological diversity. They play a critical role in the preservation of the headwaters of the Luangwa River. Commenting on the project, chief Mwenichifungwe said his people had received the initiative with excitement and would commit to ensuring its success.
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