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Total hectares of forest protected
Estimated trees protected
Households benefit directly from conservation fees
Tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions reduced annually
Community Impact projects implemented since inception
The LZRP provides a vital buffer area to The Lower Zambezi National Park on a piece of private land known as Rufunsa Conservancy, protecting over 60 kilometers of the boundary. Sable and roan antelope are among many special species found in the LZRP Project area. The Luangwa to Lower Zambezi eco-system is also one of Africa’s last 10 lion strongholds, and home to one of the region’s largest elephant populations. Although no lion or elephant has yet to return to Rufunsa Conservancy, we look forward to that day!
BCP supported Community Scouts
Beehives hung for sustainable honey production
Lead Farmers trained in Conservation Farming techniques
Follower Farmers trained in Climate-Smart Agriculture
% Kwacha increase in annual household income since inception
"Charpreneurs" in total are trained in sustainable charcoal production
Us Dollars paid to LZRP in Livelihood Investments in 2021
In cooperation with 7,200 local community members in Bunda Bunda Chiefdom and The Soli Shamifwi Royal Establishment, the project develops sustainable land-use practices that conserve threatened forests and wildlife, while also investing in development for rural communities.
The LZRP supports a number of different livelihood projects including Climate-Smart Agriculture training, Eco-Charcoal, and bee-keeping.
The Southern Ground Hornbill is exceptionally important as the ‘Trigger Species’ for the project. Only one of the nine African savanna hornbill species, the Southern Ground-Hornbill is listed as being of ‘conservation concern’ by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Its presence in LZRP awards the Project CCB Triple Gold Verification for conservation efforts towards this species.
Verified to the highest possible standard under VCS and CCB, offset with the first REDD+ Project in Zambia, and do a ton of good!