Central and Southern Provinces GMA

Kafue Flats -
Most of the area is dominated by seasonally inundated floodplain. The floodplains are bordered by munga and mopane woodland, there are also patches of scrub and termitaria woodland. Permanent swamp, with typical concentrations of papyrus reeds and waterlilies, is concentrated in some areas.

Within the GMA are two national parks - Lochinvar and Blue Lagoon, together these are RAMSAR sites.

Most notable large mammal is the Kafue Lechwe, this antelope is endemic to the area its two National Parks. Other large mammals are Blue Wildebeest, Sitatunga, Greater Kudu, Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Oribi, Common Duiker, Zebra, African Buffalo and Hippopotamus.
 
This GMA and its two National Parks Lochinvar and Blue Lagoon is Important Bird Area (IBA) #15. The Kafue Flats are important for Wattled Cranes, the population is high on the flats. There are other threatened birds like Slaty Egret, , Pallid Harrier, Denham’s Bustard, Great Snipe, African Skimmer and Zambian Barbet.

Waterbirds occurr in large congregations, these are a combination of migratory and resident birds. These include White Pelican, Openbill Stork, Glossy Ibis, African Spoonbill, White-faced Whistling, Fulvous and Knob-billed Ducks, Egyptian, Pygmy and Spur-winged Goose and Purple Heron.

There are many raptors these include Vultures, Eagles, Hawks and Kestrels in particular White Backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African Fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Martial Eagle, African Marsh  Harrier, Gymogene.