CLZ is self sustaining thanks to committed support from the local safari tourism industry
The Lower Zambezi National Park is a relatively unknown and hidden gem. This wildlife sanctuary is home to elephant, lion, wild dog, leopard, hippo, buffalo, zebra and kudu to name a few. With only seven lodges located in the park and few commercial lodges/camps in the eastern Chiawa Game Management Area to the west of the park, there is little traffic and wildlife enthusiasts often find themselves on their own with a group of lions, wild dogs or elephants. The tourism industry is an important revenue generating activity for the area with hundreds of local community members being employed at the camps and lodges. Most of the lodges/camps are also members of CLZ whose contributions in the form of annual membership fees support the organisation’s wildlife protection activities. It is these membership fees that provide CLZ with a level of sustainability and allow the origination to leverage the larger funds required to manage the area.
CLZ is grateful of the substantial support from the safari operators of the Lower Zambezi and other generous members. This support covers the majority of CLZ’s core administration and running costs allowing other funds raised to go directly our activities.
Community Resource Boards
BioCarbon Partners (also members)
USAID-funded Community Forest Program implemented by BCP
Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation