Legislation related to Biodiversity in Zambia
Zambia has a relatively long history of natural resources conservation
through wildlife management, forest management and water (fish) resources
management. Before the colonial era, traditional leaders in many areas
exercised control over the harvesting of trees, hunting of wildlife and
catching of fish leading to over fishing. The controls may have been
effective for many centuries, judging from oral records, although they
depended on the traditional ruler's individual wisdom.
As a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Zambia has undertaken to implement its resolutions. The results can be seen in its policies for nature, agriculture, environment, fishing, spatial planning, infrastructure, water management, social and economic activities and development cooperation. Information on these policies and regulatory frameworks can be found in this section.