The project team expects three main results from this work that correspond to three broad categories of activities, specifically:
- A 30% increase in snare recoveries, snaring arrests, and rifle-poaching arrests from 65 community-supported scouts, covering at least 10,000km a year using foot and dog patrols;
- Big cat and wild dog habitat and population impacts from snaring by-catch, direct persecution, conflict, prey depletion, human encroachment, and poorly managed trophy hunting of carnivores and herbivores addressed through intensive monitoring and coordination with field-based vets and patrols, the formation of three poison response teams, two human-carnivore conflict mitigation teams, and by providing science-based recommendations to government on carnivore population trends, distribution, land-use change and trophy hunting impacts;
- A strong community capacity and support to lead conservation efforts now and into the future.
Habitat loss & degradation
This project is implemented by Zambian Carnivore Programme.
This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.