In support of the conservation and protection of natural assets in Zambia, the United Kingdom has pledged to support the country by supporting for the country’s biodiversity.
The UK Government has always been interested in helping and supporting Zambia with mitigating the global impacts of climate change. This is according to the British Commissioner to Zambia, Nicholas Wolley.
“Protecting the world’s biodiversity, mitigating the global impacts of climate change, and here in Zambia, working to conserve natural resources and wildlife are all strong priorities of the UK Government and our mission here in Lusaka,” said Mr Woolley.
The UK government is working with several organisations and individuals to help Zambia with the challenges they face in protecting the natural assets of the country.
The aim of this partnership is to put the Lusaka National Park firmly on the map as a destination for both domestic and international tourists. The Game Rangers International and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife will make it possible for this initiative to happen.
“More broadly, tourism has the potential to be a real driver of job creation and associated services in the coming years. As the British High Commissioner I’m proud that the UK, through Prospero Limited is helping to develop further partnerships like this and help create more jobs and economic opportunities for Zambian people and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the process,” said the commissioner.
“Recognizing that it is the children of today that hold greatest potential for a shift in mindset around climate change and wildlife conservation we are delighted to see the conservation education potential in this partnership and ensuring that the beauty of the Zambian natural world is not hidden from eyes of Zambia’s children but it may be something they can take pleasure in and learn to protect from an early age,” added the commissioner.
The High commission has pleaded with Zambians to protect the place so that they can develop the true potential of the park, promote conservation, biodiversity, education, and job creation through the growth of domestic and international tourism.