In Nkeyema District in Western Zambia, Loveness Walubita, 42, has recently ditched a towering pile of neatly arranged logs collected by her husband from the Kafue National Park near their village home.
For its next mission, Cisco partnered with World Wildlife Fund to establish real-time connected surveillance around Lake Itezi-Tezhi in Zambia's Kafue National Park. As a popular watering hole for elephant herds, poachers often disguise themselves as fisherman and sneak across the lake to target elephants.
Clive and Derek's research for a comfortable, affordable facility on the banks of the Kafue led them to a place called Mushingashi which is one of the vast Game Management Areas (GMAs) on the eastern boundary of the Kafue National Park.
Previously, game fences were erected in 1950s to control movement of tsetse flies from wildlife to cattle around the Kafue national park until the 1980s when they collapsed because they could not be maintained .
The project will have two components: strengthening the capacity of 800,000 rural communities who depend on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources to better respond to the consequences of climate change including floods and droughts; and strengthening the climate resilience of rural roads that link farmers to markets and to the Kafue National Park. The project, to be implemented by the AfDB, is particularly significant for AfricaaACAOs climate resilience efforts because it is the last project in the current AfDB PPCR portfolio to receive approval.
During the safari, she spent 3 days in the South Luangwa National Park, 3 days in the Lower Zambezi National Park, and 6 days in Kafue National Park. Initial blood films examined at Furness General Hospital were negative for malaria parasites but positive for trypanosomes.