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.
|Policies Related to the Environment and Biological Diversity|
|National Acts related to the Environment and Biological Diversity|
|National Strategies, Plans related to the Environment and Biodiversity|