Ever wondered what the Park Fees & Conservation Levy charge actually goes towards?

In short, our long term commitment has always been the conservation of the National Park, it's wildlife and the community to whom it belongs. We support these commitments through the charge of Park Fees & Conservation Levy which go directly towards the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), our Social Responsibiliy Programme supporting the iSchool Zedupad initiative and in support of the annual charitable Elephant Charge Event.  

Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi.

In 1994, concerned local safari operators and other stakeholders recognised the need for organised support to the national wildlife protection authority (now DNPW) to combat the poaching that was decimating the wildlife populations in the Lower Zambezi.

Since its humble beginnings with basic support to the wildlife authority, CLZ has grown and increased its activities and efforts in the Lower Zambezi. Not only has CLZ’s support to DNPW increased substantially over the years, the organisation now also runs an Environmental Education Programme (2004), a Village Scout Unit (2013) and a Community Development Programme (2013), as well as this CLZ hosts the annual Safari Guides Training courses and exams for the Lower Zambezi (2001).

To highlight a few in 2016 
- CLZ supported 9,879 patrol man-days 
- The CLZ plane flew 189 hours of aerial patrols 
- 56 Poachers were apprehended, 14 firearms & 23 pieces of ivory recovered 
- CLZ's outreach programme reached 2,697 pupils from 56 schools surrounding the park
- 80 candidates sat Safari Guide Exams 

For more information please visit: http://www.conservationlowerzambezi.org