Reclassification and Effective Management of National Protected Areas System Project
The main objective of the project is to strengthen the enabling
frameworks and capacities for managing the National Protected Areas System
that have biodiversity conservation as a principle objective.
The project aims to develop and put in place appropriate policy,
regulatory and governance frameworks in order to provide new tools for
public/ community/ private/ civil society Protected Area management
partnerships. It also aims at strengthening and enhancing the existing
institutional capacities for improved improved Protected Areas
representation, monitoring and evaluation and business and investment
planning as well as expanding the availability options for
private-public-community-civil society management partnerships through field
The project envisages to make Zambia a tourism destination of choice
based on a national Protected Areas System comprising a
represntative sample of Zambia's ecosystems that are effectively safeguarded
from human-induced pressures through management partnerships that contribute
not only to economic development, but similarly, rural development.
The project concept is nested within the framework of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for the Republic of Zambia.