Every year profits from the Elephant Charge are donated to registered charities in Zambia supporting wildlife conservation, primarily through education.
Conservation South Luangwa is a non-profit community based organisation committed to the conservation and preservation of the local wildlife and natural resources in Luangwa and at the same time ensuring and encouraging community development amongst local populations. Set up in 2003 by local stake holders, CSL now plays an important role in conservation within the Luangwa valley. CSL relies entirely on donations from members and grant applications and ensures 100% of donations goes directly towards conservation activities.
Kasanka is a beautiful wilderness of woodland, plains, lakes, rivers and swamps in the North of Zambia. As well as its attraction for visitors it forms a valuable protected area for many endangered species.
The Kasanka Trust is a Charity working to conserve and developKasanka National Park in the Northern Region of Zambia
The Trust operates 2 Lodges and 2 campsites in Kasanka as well as Shoebill Island Camp in the adjacent Bangweulu Wetlands
We arrange whole tours to Kasanka, Bangweulu, Shiwa Ngandu, North and South Luangwa and beyond.
There are also great opportunities forVolunteers to gain experience of research or assist with conservation work
Conservation Lake Tanganyika (CLT) came about with the realisation that the decline of biodiversity in and around Nsumbu National Park was substantial and detrimental. The trend towards decreased fish stocks and biodiversity in the waters around Nsumbu threaten livelihoods that have relied on fishing for millennia. With high levels of terrestrial poaching threatening vital populations of large mammals such as Elephants, the possibility of sustainable development through tourism is also in decline and threatening the future of one of the most diverse protected areas on Lake Tanganyika, if not in Africa as a whole. CLT was formed in early 2012 to provide an accountable and transparent organisation to raise funds and mobilise action towards reducing this decline and ultimately preserve the value of the combined resources of Lake Tanganyika and Nsumbu National Park. Registered as a not for profit in Zambia, CLT has concentrated its efforts on Nsumbu National Park and the areas surrounding it. The existence of a protected area provides an existing framework and legal status for CLT to operate in, as well as the possibility for local communities to realise true benefits from an area left in its natural state.
Since then CLT has grown and is actively involved on a daily basis in several areas of conservation.
The provision of much needed logistics, training and equipment for resource protection through the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is one of our most critical roles, this being recognised early on as a crisis situation to halt illegal activities within the National Park.
We are also increasingly involved in community based efforts at a grassroots level, ultimately the ownership of all these natural resources lies with the local people themselves. CLT acts as facilitator and coordinator for Community Resource Boards (CRBs); Village Action Groups (VAGs) and encourages their active participation in decision making and implementation of action plans.
We are also in the early stages of forming Conservation Clubs in the local schools during 2014 and hope to influence the next generation of Zambians to realise the great wealth and value of the land, waters, forests and animals that surround communities.
CLT is governed by a constitution and overseen by a board of directors. The significance of Lake Tanganyika and Nsumbu National park is reflected in our board which is made up of some of the most influential people in Zambian conservation and natural resource management:
Christiaan Liebenberg, Chairman: founder of Conservation Lower Zambezi and owner of Chongwe Safaris.
Jake Da Motta: Chairman of South Luangwa Conservation Society and active conservation figure in Zambia
Adrian Carr: Legendary conservationist and pioneer of tourism in South Luangwa
Rolf Shenton: Founder of Grassroots Trust and proponent of low input farming, land care and community empowerment over natural resources.
In early 2014 CLT also welcomed Clint Rodgers and Peter Goneos to the board.
Conservation Lake Tanganyika operates an office in Nsumbu Township where all operations and projects are overseen by Chief Executive Officer Craig Zytkow. Craig grew up in Nsumbu and has a passion for Lake Tanganyika that is the driving force behind CLT.