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WWF Zambia's legacy in conservation work

The WWF Zambia Diamond Jubillee was one that was filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we have had over the past 60 years From protecting Zambia's landscapes to transforming lives through sustainable development, our commitment to conservation and biodiversity has been unwavering.

“CAN YOU KEEP A PROMISE for sixty years” was theme for the celebration.   During the diamond jubilee celebrations, our Country Director, Nachilala Nkombo, expressed the hope that our promise to uphold the preservation of Zambia's natural resources would continue for another six decades and beyond. Here are a few highlights from her speech during the celebrations which took place at Four Pillars Lodge in Chilanga, Lusaka:
“We are proud of the achievements and contributions made by our dedicated partners and supporters who have been integral to WWF Zambia’s success.
“Reflecting on our milestones, we recall the beginning of our journey in 1962 with the purchase of private land in the Kafue Flats, which led to the creation of Lochinvar and Blue Lagoon National Parks.
“Our efforts have extended to various projects such as wetlands management, community empowerment, and wildlife research, impacting regions including;
  • Kafue Landscape: here 
  • Bangweulu Landscape:  here
  • Upper Zambezi landscape:  here 
  • Silowana Complex: here
“The support from our partners, including the Government of the Republic of Zambia and financial backers, has been instrumental in furthering our initiatives. The signing of a memorandum of understanding in 1991 and the introduction of conservation education projects and beekeeping programs are just a few examples of our collaborative efforts.
“Our commitment to research and conservation partnerships has led to significant progress, such as the reduction of elephant poaching and the restoration of freshwater ecosystems. Our involvement in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area demonstrates our dedication to creating a sustainable future for the region.


“As we look to the future, we acknowledge the challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss, and global pandemics. We recognize the need for transformative change and collaboration across sectors to create a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable world. We thank each and every individual who has been part of our journey and invite you to continue supporting our mission as we embark on the next phase of our conservation efforts.”

During the anniversary event, over 200 esteemed guests joined us as we shared our achievements and showcased our impactful work with organizations such as African Parks and the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication. The presence of notable figures, including CEOs, foreign missions, traditional leaders, and senior government officials, reflected the widespread support for our cause. Click here to access landscape Fact Sheets: Link