Successes in the midst of a poaching crisis

Over the last five years, Africa has seen a huge increase in elephant poaching and sadly Zambia has not escaped the wave of slaughter. In the last three years, the Lower Zambezi has had a marked spike in elephant poaching which has become a very real threat to the long-term survival of the elephant population.  However, on a more positive note, this year the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, working together with Honorary Wildlife Police Officers, CLZ and GRI’s Wildlife Crime Prevention Project have had a large number of successes in apprehending wildlife criminals and confiscations. The success rate in 2016 is the highest ever recorded in terms of elephant poaching-related arrests, prosecutions and the recovery of ivory and firearms. A major success has been the prosecution of the Village Scout Frazer Muchinyu and Boston Museto who were both recently sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition in the Lower Zambezi.

CLZ Mudhogs come second at Elephant Charge

In its 9th year now, this year’s Elephant Charge raised over US$63,000 for a number of beneficiary conservation and education organisations in Zambia. CLZ was represented by the famous CLZ Mudhogs with their vehicle ‘The Animal’ – finding the shortest possible distance via various checkpoints in the hills of the escarpment is no easy task. Blood, sweat and some mean navigation skills got these guys into second place! THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this event possible - now, more than ever before, do we need the support from everyone to combat wildlife crime!

Sharing knowledge with educators from southern Africa
Generously funded by the Olsen Animal Trust, CLZ’s Environmental Education Manager, Besa Kaoma, attended the annual conference for Environmental Education Assocation of Southern Africa (EEASA) that was held in Johannesburg in early October. In its 34th year running, the conference is a valuable forum for practitioners, officials and funders from southern Africa and beyond to share ideas, reflect on their practices, extend their frameworks and networks, and strengthen environmental education initiatives within and between their respective countries. Besa presented the work that he does through CLZ’s education programme and was joined by his colleague, Shaina Irwin who has been working with him on CLZ's education programme over the past 2 years.

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In the Lower Zambezi, CLZ is proudly supported by the following camps and lodges: 
Platinum Members
Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp
Baines River Camp
Chiawa Camp
Chongwe River Camp
Mwambashi River Lodge
Old Mondoro Bush Camp
Royal Zambezi Lodge
Sausage Tree Camp

Gold Members
Chongwe River House
Kasaka River Lodge

Silver Members
Kanyemba Lodge
Mvuu Lodge
Musangu River Lodge
The River Grande

This month, we would like to give special thanks to the following individuals and organisations: Rob Stacey for conducting a test flight free-of-charge after CLZ's plane's annual CoA, as well as his endless time and efforts put into organising the plane engine refurbishment for CLZ; the annual VanZam Fishing competition for a generous donation of funds raised during the competition; Riccardo and the Kanyemba carpenters for beds for the dog unit accommodation block; Clive Midlane and AfricaPride for insurance cover for scouts; Chakanaka Farms for bananas, bananas and more bananas; Buya Bamba for potatoes and onions; and to Ad-dicts for their ongoing support in advertising for us and circulating our monthly newsletters.

Thank you for all our in-kind and financial support we receive throughout the year which enables us to focus funds towards activities, not administration!

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