Kieran Dodds

Central Province, ZAMBIA

16 year old Mwaka Nyumba, from Kafinda basic school in Sereje district, on her first safari in Kasanka National Park. "It is important to stop poaching because wildlife brings foreign exchange to the country and it's a tourist attraction. If I saw a poacher, I would encourage them to stop. You can come here to see animals like today I have seen monkeys and an elephants skull. If the animals weren't here then we wouldn't see them. My family feel very bad because they have never been to a national park. I was very happy to come here to the NP to see some animals. I just felt good." Local schools and women's groups are regularly brought into Kasanka, which is unique in the country and unusual in Africa as it is privately managed and owned by a trust. People are able to see animals flourishing in land which was once free reign for poachers. Combined with anti-poaching scouts, the education programme is on the frontline of conservation methods in the park, showing local people wild animals in their natural habitat.

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Kieran Dodds
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