“Do you have a favorite animal?” I ask Jealous Alafai, a 52-year-old Zimbabwean fisherman along the Zambezi River.
He chuckles and says, “Of course I do!”
“The elephant, because it is my totem.”
“What do you mean?”
“In our culture, we don’t eat our totem animals. In fact, we respect them.”
UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively while encouraging the protection of human rights, capacity development, and women’s empowerment.
As part of their ongoing support to the environment and natural resource sector, the governments of Denmark and Finland initiated this grant fund to support organizations engaged in environmental management in Zambia.
Finland and Zambia have a relationship aimed at reducing poverty by promoting sustainable development. The main share of Finland’s aid is directed at the environment and natural resources, agriculture, and private sector development.
USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world. It invests in ideas that improve the lives of men, women, and children by activities such as agricultural productivity, combating deadly diseases, fostering private sector growth, and much more.
AWF protects nearly 40 % of Africa's elephants. Support our programs to stop elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.
Critically endangered black rhino lost an estimated 97.6% of its population since 1960 with numbers bottoming out at 2,410 in 1995. When you support African Wildlife Foundation, you aid in the conservation and growth of endangered species like the rhino.
In a 1900 census, the cheetah population was around 100,000. Today, less than 9,000 remain in Africa. With less prey and habitat—and pursued by hunters—the cheetah is at a high risk of extinction. With your help, AWF can continue providing incentives to locals to prevent hunting.
Elephants don’t know borders.
Elephant populations in Southern Africa roam freely across many countries, seeking food, water, and suitable habitat. As a result, monitoring, protecting, and securing habitats for elephant herds is particularly difficult.
Agriculture and population growth threaten wildlife in Zambia.
Historically, wildlife roamed freely around the Sekute Chiefdom in southern Zambia. But, in recent years, human population growth, agricultural enterprise, and tourism-related development have threatened these critically important wildlife dispersal corridors.