Anti-Poaching Support for Nsumbu National Park
Nsumbu National Park contains the last viable population of African elephants in northern Zambia and southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the only population along the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Poaching of elephants has been reduced drastically since 2012 due to support from international and local NGOs, but the number of government rangers in the area continues to be critically low. To protect the elephants and preserve conservation gains in the area, this project focuses on growing the Nsama Community Scout Protection Unit, a project supported by IEF since 2016. This year IEF will continue support of the patrol team to ensure continued stability for this threatened and isolated African elephant population.