Countries Archives: Zambia

The Lower Zambezi beneath a copper sky

An Australian company’s scheme to mine copper in one of Zambia’s most pristine national parks.

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Travelling into Zambia: South Luangwa

Follow Jeff and Kerryn as they continue their journey and travel into Zambia through South Luangwa.

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The wooden makoro, a Zambezi specialty

On the Zambezi, we discover the makoro, the traditional dugout canoe that has been making river life easier for the area’s inhabitants since it was introduced several centuries ago.

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Cycling Zambia for elephants

Three gentleman embark on an ambitious cycle through Zambia to raise money and awareness for elephant conservation.

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Elephant Charge Rally

by Sarah Davies It’s all about dust, sweat and gears! In October 2013 the sixth Elephant Charge will take place in the Zambian bush raising funds for wildlife conservation. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet… Originally inspired by the Kenyan Rhino Charge, this fun-filled family event takes courage! Four-by-four enthusiasts are …

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Conservation is Politics: Zambia’s Hunting Landscape

On 9 January 2013, the Zambian Minister of Tourism Sylvia Masebo – responsible through its board for the parastatal the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) – called a meeting at very short notice in Lusaka of all the hunting-safari stakeholders. Vice-President Scott attended. Rolf Shenton, the former MP for Mkushi whose father Barry brought the first …

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Zambia Hunting Ban Update

On Wednesday the Zambian government held a stakeholders meeting in Lusaka in an attempt to thrash out some of the issues surrounding the crisis within the local trophy hunting industry. Chaired by the Vice-President (VP), Dr Guy Scott, those in attendance included a cross-section of hunters, wildlife managers, eco-tourism consultants, outside observers, government personnel and …

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ZAWA, sable, banned hunting licences in Zambia

Fingers Off the Trigger: Zambia Cancels All Trophy Hunting Licences

Towards the end of last week Zambian wildlife authorities suspended the tender process for hunting concessions and cancelled all hunting licences for the foreseeable future. According to sources and local news reports, Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo has based her decision on corruption and malpractices between the hunting companies and various government departments. …

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Meeting and Greeting in Kafue National Park

As I stepped off the plane in Lusaka back in August I was thrown straight back into the unpredictable world of Game Rangers International (GRI). Expecting to be met by Sport (head of GRI) and travel with him to the Elephant Orphanage Project‘s (EOP) release facility in Kafue National Park, I was instead greeted with …

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Shoebill, Kapotwe, Bangweulu

Behind the Scenes: Photographing October’s Cover Star

Shoebills are a rarity that few get to see, but I was fortunate to spend a few weeks in Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia, up close and personal, with cover model Kapotwe.* This isn’t Kapotwe’s first brush with fame. Earlier this year, Africa Birds and Birding (now combined with Africa Geographic in one AWESOME mag) ran a …

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