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Total hectares of forest protected
Estimated trees protected
Households benefit directly from conservation fees
Tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions reduced annually
Community and Livelihood Impact projects implemented since inception
The project covers a 40,126-hectare buffer to the Lower Zambezi National Park, providing a vital buffer area to The Lower Zambezi National Park on a piece of private land known as Rufunsa Conservancy, protecting over 60 kilometers of the boundary.
In cooperation with local community members in Bunda Bunda Chiefdom and The Soli Shamifwi Royal Establishment, the project develops sustainable land-use practices that conserve threatened forests and wildlife, while also investing in development for rural communities.
BCP supported Community Scouts
Number of Beekeeping farmers registered
Lead Farmers trained in Conservation Farming techniques
Carbon Fees and Livelihood Funds for Community Projects Disbursed since Inception
% Kwacha increase in annual household income since inception
WASH Projects since Inception
Education Related Projects since Inception
Health Related Project since Inception
In cooperation with 7,811 local community members in Bunda Bunda Chiefdom and The Soli Shamifwi Royal Establishment, the project develops sustainable land-use practices that conserve threatened forests and wildlife, while also investing in development for rural communities.
The LZRP supports a number of different livelihood projects including Climate-Smart Agriculture training, Eco-Charcoal, and bee-keeping.
The Southern Ground Hornbill is exceptionally important as the ‘Trigger Species’ for the project. Only one of the nine African savanna hornbill species, the Southern Ground-Hornbill is listed as being of ‘conservation concern’ by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Its presence in LZRP awards the Project CCB Triple Gold Verification for conservation efforts towards this species.
Verified to the highest possible standard under VCS and CCB, offset with the first REDD+ Project in Zambia, and do a ton of good!