Resource Protection Programme

World Wildlife Fund; David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation; Space for Giants; The Nature Conservancy; Lion Recovery Fund; Tusk Trust; Elephant Cooperation; Beit Trust; Thin Green Line Foundation; VukaNow; USAID
Department of National Park and Wildlife; Fisheries Department, Forestry Department, Community Resource Boards
1) Protect wildlife and wild spaces; 2) Empower the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to conserve nature; 3) Empower local communities

By providing training, welfare and operational support, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife are empowered to conserve nature. The creation of 3 Special Anti-Poaching Units (SAPUs) and focus on intelligence led operations has helped to  increase the ability of DNPW to interdict illegal activity in the park and the surrounding areas. The formation of a "virtual fence" across Lake Itezhi Tezhi, supported by a Marine Anti-Poaching Unit, has helped limit illegal access into the park, as well as curbing unsustainable fishing practices on the lake.
The main focus of law enforcement efforts is the Release Area, in order to ensure that the orphaned elephants released back into the wild continue to be protected.

Kafue NP; Nkala GMA; Mumbwa GMA; Namwala GMA
HQ of the Initiative: 
Lusaka, Zambia
2015 to 2021
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Elaborate on likelihood to extend: 
As long as GRI continues to receive funds from donors, and until the project is no longer viable for any reason (lack of support from Zambian government, for example) it will continue indefinitely.
Thematic Focus: 
HWC mitigation, NR Protect & Mgt
1st Contact Name: 
James Amoore
2nd Contact Name: 
Camilla Watts