Zambia: Africans on Safari by Kieran Dodds

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14 year old Nickson Mwansa from Chalilo school in Sereje district, on his first safari in Kasanka National Park. "When we are in our village we just see one type of animals but here we see lots of different animals. Because in the park the poachers are not allowed to come in but in the village the poachers are allowed to kill. They think that the National Park is where animals are free to walk and eat because if he's in the bush - just the bush - they would just be killed. Because the tourists are attracted to the park, bringing money to our country, and when African people kill all the animals there there will be no money in our country." 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.