Zambia: Africans on Safari by Kieran Dodds

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13 year old Priscilla Mwansa from Chalilo school in Sereje district, on her first safari in Kasanka National Park. "Other people's view is that the National Park is a hindrance because they would be going into the park and then selling the meat for a profit. [The animals] are beautiful to watch, and they are a symbol that God is great. We shouldn't kill them. I would not accept poachers' meat now. I would now find out where the animal came from and deny that kind of meat." Local schools and women's groups are regularly brought into Kasanka, which is unique in the country and unusual in Africa as it is privately managed and owned by a trust. People are able to see animals flourishing in land which was once free reign for poachers. Combined with anti-poaching scouts, the education programme is on the frontline of conservation methods in the park, showing local people wild animals in their natural habitat.