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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 project partners with 12 Chiefdoms and is implemented on communal land within the Game Management Areas (GMAs) surrounding National Parks with a small percentage in private game ranches.
In 2021 our Government partners through the Forestry Department officially approved the establishment of the 15,000+ hectare Mpanshya Wildlife Corridor. This strategic corridor links two of Zambia’s most important biodiversity areas of the Lower Zambezi and Luangwa ecosystems.
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
indirect revenue generating opportunities created
US Dollars paid directly through forest carbon fees
The Luangwa Valley is one of the greatest wildlife strongholds remaining on Earth; home to African wild dogs, elephants, leopards, and lions.
The Luangwa River, one of Africa’s longest undammed free-flowing rivers, is a pivotal lifeline to one of the richest wildlife concentrations on earth. The valley topography presents breathtaking beauty in the landscape while also keeping wildlife population density in the area high, resulting in a strong tourism industry that contributes significantly to Zambia’s economy.
The LCFP works to address key drivers of deforestation while also benefitting local communities by reducing poverty, creating sustainable incomes, improving social services, and encouraging conservation.
In 2020 and 2021, while the Zambian economy is estimated to have contracted by 1.2%, with thousands of jobs lost as a result of Covid-19, the pandemic placed immense pressure on Zambia’s rural communities, many of whom rely on the conservation, tourism, and agricultural sectors. While tourism has been pushed to the brink (with South Luangwa NP generating an estimated $30 million pre-Covid-19 to as little as $4.5 million today), REDD+ has continued to bring revenue to local communities, with direct payments of US$8 million directly paid to communities since the pandemic began.