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The Zambian Connection 2022 - Conservation

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The Zambian Connection 2022 Purpose

10 of us have committed to raise funds by canoeing down the Zambezi river - roughly 90kms of hippo and croc infested river.  We are sleeping under canvas on islands under the Zambian night sky - with no showers or toilets!  The trip is self-funded (each person paying for themselves) and we have a personal target  and we'd love to raise as much as possible with your help.

Many species including the African elephant are under threat of extinction.  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 Zambia. 

We are supporting CLZ’s environmental education programme this year which includes combat against poaching of wildlife and natural resource exploitation in and around the Lower Zambezi National Park. 

Changing mindsets through education and awareness is key to the long term safeguarding of wildlife and the environment. Through its education programme, CLZ also wishes to provide learners and ultimately communities with the tools to find their own solutions to environmental degradation and improving livelihoods in these remote rural areas. CLZ currently works with 65 schools surrounding the LZNP reaching over 3,000 students.

The EEP is directed at the local school children and teachers from the communities that live on the outskirts of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The learners that come to CLZ’s Education Centre typically range from 10-16 years of age, represented in equal numbers by girls and boys. These learners are selected to visit the EEP Centre based on merit – the four top performers from each conservation club in a school are selected based on written tests prior to the school visit.

The CLZ EEP Outreach Programme, however, reaches a far broader group of learners than the school visits. The EEP team, comprising the CLZ EEP manager and a driver, visit various schools’ conservation clubs from the EEP project areas. On these outreach visits, environmental education lessons and activities are conducted with the whole conservation club, often reaching up to 30 students. Furthermore, teachers that are involved with the conservation clubs benefit from the EEP through these outreach visits, through school visits to CLZ, and teacher training workshops conducted at CLZ.




  • Louise Allinson
    • £15 
    • 2 yrs
  • Julian Allinson
    • £50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Robert Whitehead
    • £200 
    • 2 yrs
  • karen Gandy
    • £10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Sharon Cain
    • £25 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team: Team 2022 (12)

Jane Keogh
Marian Farrar
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Catherine Lewis
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Rebekah French
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Clare Simister
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