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Meet Anna and Kachama

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.

With your help 

They can keep researching and patrolling the world’s second largest national park in order to protect carnivores from illegal snares.

Profile picure of Anna Kusler & Kachama Banda

Greater Kafue, Zambia

Zambian Carnivore Program

Anna Kusler & Kachama Banda

Why care

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.

Impacter in action

Their work

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.


Achievements

  • 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.


Sustainable development goals
SDG 15 Life on Land
SDG 13 Climate Action

The mission

Anna and Kachama are on a mission to protect carnivores and their habitat in one of the most important places in Zambia.

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