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The degradation at the Zambezi River Source is driven by various factors, including land clearing for subsistence agriculture, timber harvesting, fuel demand, unemployment, and wildfires.

Deforestation in the area is linked to climate change, compounding the threats to the ecosystem and its delicate environment.

Despite facing degradation, the Zambezi Source is a UNESCO tentative world heritage site, recognized for being the origin of Zambia’s longest river and Africa’s fourth longest river, boasting high plant-life diversity.

The vision is to reverse the degradation caused by factors such as land clearing and wildfires, aiming for a sustainable environment. The goal is to improve natural resources management through ecosystem restoration and alternative livelihoods.

The objectives include improving public awareness, fostering collaboration for sustainability measures, establishing a plant nursery, reintroducing indigenous species, enhancing tourism development, and implementing monitoring protocols.

The project was launched in Lusaka on World Rivers Day, officiated by the Minister of Green Economy and Environment. Key events included the establishment of the nursery and community engagement with various government officials and local chiefs.

The initiative involves community engagement through activities like the Stanbic Music Festival’s Tickets for Trees Campaign, tree planting activities, and collaborations with schools, youth, and faith-based organizations.

Key infrastructure needs include improved access routes, water management systems, eco-friendly tourism facilities, community-centric amenities, technological monitoring tools, and sustainable energy sources. These elements are vital for the initiative’s efficient operations, community engagement, and long-term success.