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Zambia Wildlife Authority

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is a corporate body established by the Act of Parliament, Zambia Wildlife Act No. 12 of 1998. The transforming of the National Parks and Wildlife Services Department into ZAWA reoriented the new wildlife authority towards a direction that revamped the country’s wildlife sector.

ZAWA has a significant role to play in the economic development of Zambia and its economic realization will significantly contribute to the GDP of Zambia. These noble objectives outlined above, will be achieved by ensuring ZAWA’s integrity is upheld at all times and its commercial activities are managed prudently.

It is now intrinsic part of Government policy of focus on wildlife conservation. ZAWA will work much more closely and in partnership with the private sector engaged in tourism development than may have been the case in the past.