At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you! Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.
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This if the first draft National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan submitted for review by Zambia. The country is a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity and prepared its first NBSAP in 1999, which may be accessed on the CBD website.
After some delays, Zambia has finally embarked on revising its NBSAP and preparing the Fifth National a Report after engaging consultants and holding a national inception workshop on 16th and 17th DECEMBER 2015.
COMACO works with over 80,000 households in Zambia's Luangwa Valley and Eastern Province. It provides them with agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, tools), training in conservation farming techniques, commodity transport and processing, and access to wholesale and retail markets under COMACO's "It's Wild" brand. Households achieve improved food security, increased incomes, and are incentivized through conditional price premiums and extensions assistance to conserve soils, water, forests, and wildlife.
The focus of the project has been on policy reforms and institutional strengthening at the national level and piloting innovative management options at Bangweulu Game Management Areas. The UNDP supported GEF financed Reclassification and Effective Management of National Protected Areas System (REMNPAS) Project developed a public-private-community partnership with African Parks Network, which led to the formation of the Bangweulu Wetlands Management Board (BWMB) in 2008.
Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is the setting for a pioneering initiative that is transforming the local economy and reducing human pressures wildlife. Led by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) has brought about substantial livelihoods and conservation benefits through a producer group model of collective learning, reaching more than 40,000 farming households with training in conservation farming techniques.