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BirdLife welcomes cancellation of mining project in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park

By |2023-09-19T10:48:31-04:00September 19, 2023|Categories: Ecology, Environment, Nature News|

In August 2023, conservationists in Zambia heaved a sigh of relief when the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) cancelled a decision to allow for mining in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park (LZNP) by Mwembeshi Resources Limited, bringing a 12-year environmental standoff to a halt.

Established as a National Park in 1983, LZNP covers an area of 4,092 square kilometers along the northwestern bank of the Zambezi River. Prior to its establishment as a national park, the area was the private game reserve of Zambia’s president, which protected it from mass tourism and left it relatively untouched. A pristine wildlife sanctuary and

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