Anna and Kachama are Field Ecologists working on a research team to protect cheetahs, lions, and African wild dogs in the second-largest national park in Africa: the Kafue National Park.
They can keep researching and patrolling the world’s second largest national park in order to protect carnivores from illegal snares.
Greater Kafue, Zambia
Zambian Carnivore Program
Anna Kusler & Kachama Banda
Just because animals are living in a national park doesn’t mean they are protected. Endangered carnivores are threatened by human encroachment, diseases, snaring for illegal bushmeat trade and human wildlife conflict.
Anna and Kachama are Field Ecologists with the Zambian Carnivore Programme. Their work involves:
Researching Kafue’s populations of carnivores in order to safeguard them, their prey and their surrounding habitat.
Their fieldwork is focused on researching Kafue’s cheetah, wild dog and lion populations and to provide data to the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife in order to protect and support entire ecosystems.
Are part of a rapid-action response team to remove snares and treat wounded animals.
ZCP has numerous community outreach programs to spread awareness on the conservation of Zambia’s wildlife.
Conduct research and observations that are fundamental to protecting the carnivores of Kafue.
Anna and Kachama are on a mission to protect carnivores and their habitat in one of the most important places in Zambia.