#Zambia Tourism News Updates


(Posted 31st July 2020)


Courtesy of Gill Staden can ATCNews readers once again get the latest news updates from Zambia, #Zimbabwe, #Botswana, #Malawi, #Namibia and beyond.

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Buffalo deaths in South Luangwa
Snare removed from young elephant in South Luangwa
Cheetah found to move between Zambia and Angola in Liuwa Plains-Mussuma Transfrontier Conservation Area
Samala Camp in Mukungule GMA near North Luangwa
Elephant Epic Cycle Ride to go ahead
Logging near Mwinilunga
More poachers shot in Botswana
Still no news about the elephant deaths along the Okavango
Earth Tremor in Namibia
Oryx poachers caught
Namibia gets money for conservation
Vulture rescue
Crime syndicate members jailed in Malawi
Rhino horn found at OR Tambo airport in South Africa
Elephant movement in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area

Some Videos:
Conservation Lower Zambezi
In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Lower Zambezi is at risk, with both the people and the animal inhabitants being severely affected. Take a look at our story and how you can help:

Kwando Carnivore Project
Three enormous male lions killed an elephant on Lupala Island in the Nkasa Rupara NP last week. It was the perfect opportunity to get a collar on this group as they were very relaxed and refused to leave their prize. They spent days around the carcass keeping the vultures at bay. When it was time to move on they left Lupala Island for Nkasa Island next door and are currently right on the border of Botswana. The Linyanti Swamps that falls within this park and beyond is fascinating when it comes to lion movement. New animals pop in all the time as these lions are truly a shared transboundary population.

African Parks
John Scanlon, Special Envoy for African Parks and former Secretary-General of CITES, spoke to the Financial Times about how conservation efforts have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis and the need for a new international wildlife trade regime to avoid the next pandemic. Conservation efforts have been severely affected by the sudden drop in ecotourism and economic downturn, but John Scanlon says now is not the time to redirect funding away from such work. Doing so could cause a disproportionate loss in biodiversity and wild places as well as jobs for local people. Maintaining such funding can help to prevent the next pandemic in addition to the vast array of benefits provided by protected areas including mitigating climate change and other ecosystem services.

BBC Three (Probably only Brits will enjoy this one)

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