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About the Let’s Secure Zambezi

Explore the journey of restoring biodiversity and ensuring the sustainability of the Zambezi River.

Our Story

The Zambezi River Source faces severe degradation due to land clearing, timber harvesting, fuel demand, unemployment, and wildfires, posing a significant threat to the ecosystem. Deforestation is linked to climate change, compounding the issue. Limited protected areas exacerbate the problem, compounded by a lack of staff, research data, and community involvement. Despite being a UNESCO tentative world heritage site for its significance in Zambia’s river origin and rich plant diversity, increasing deforestation threatens the area. To combat this, WWF Zambia, Stanbic Bank Zambia, GIZ, and the Zambian government are collaborating to restore the ecosystem. Their initiative aims to increase forest cover, conserve biodiversity, promote tourism, encourage water stewardship, and provide alternative livelihoods for local communities. This restoration effort seeks to ensure both ecological and economic sustainability, benefitting future generations.

Our Purpose

What makes us different?

What truly sets us apart is our passionate and dedicated partners. Committed to the cause, our experts and volunteers work tirelessly to secure the Zambezi, driven by a shared vision of a sustainable and thriving ecosystem.

Our Vision

To reverse degradation at the Zambezi River Source caused by multiple factors such as land clearing, timber harvesting, and wildfires, which threaten its delicate ecosystem, by ensuring a sustainable environment.

Our Mission

To address the critical issue of ecosystem degradation at the Zambezi River Source. The threats posed by land clearance, timber harvesting, fuel demand, unemployment, and wildfires jeopardize the delicate environment. Additionally, the interlinked impact of deforestation and climate change compounds these challenges.

Why Now

Our Objectives

Improve public awareness.

To improve public awareness on
ecosystem restoration and biodiversity
management in the Zambezi Source Headwaters protection.

Engagement and collaboration.

To create a platform for engagement
and collaboration among parties for short, medium and long terms sustainability measures of ecosystem management in the Zambezi Headwaters

Establish a plant nursery.

To establish a plant nursery of prioritized
indigenous species in the Zambezi Headwaters.

Reintroduce indegenious plant and animal species.

To re-introduce species of indigenous flora and fauna into the Zambezi Headwaters ecosystem. Introduction of fruit trees for value addition to the local communities.

Tourism development and livelihood support.

To identify and implement any ecosystem enhancement measures for tourism development
and livelihood support in the area.

Monitoring and evaluation protocols.

To implement monitoring and evaluation
protocols for the ecosystem programme.