Protected Areas in Zambia
Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is a corporate body established by the Act of Parliament, Zambia Wildlife Act No. 12 of 1998 to conserve the wildlife national asset. Through its human and other capital resources, ZAWA thrives to achieve excellence in wildlife estate management by developing innovative approaches and partnerships that encompass best practice, and complete transparency and integrity.
"To achieve excellence in wildlife estate management by developing innovative approaches and partnerships that encompass best practice, and complete transparency and integrity."
- Mission Statement
"To contribute to the preservation of Zambia's Natural heritage, ecosystem and biological diversity for present and future generations through the careful conservation of Zambia's wildlife."
National Parks: In Zambia there are 19 National Parks.
Game Management Areas: There are currently 35 Game Management Areas (GMAs) in Zambia and are categorized VI in accordance with the IUCN categories. These GMAs were set aside principally to serve as buffer zones around the National Parks.
Wildlife Sanctuaries: There are three wildlife sanctuaries in Zambia and are accorded the same management status any of the 19 National Parks in the country.
The Parks marked with the logo are Zambia's areas within Transfrontier Parks or Transfrontier Conservation Areas.
The final treaty between Malawi and Zambia will consolidate into conservation areas the Nyika Plateau on both sides of the border, Malawi's Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve and Kasungu National Park with Zambia's Lundazi, Mitenge and Mikuti Forest Reserves, Musa-langu Game Management Area and Lukusuzi National Park.
Sources: Zambia Wildlife Authority; Peace Parks Foundation