Dazzle Africa is a non-profit safari company that create, curate, plan, support, and host safaris to Zambia. All of the proceeds of our safaris go back to helping to strengthen the community and conservation efforts of the region.
In 2020 we are raising money to help conservation in Zambia because COVID-19 has decimated funding in the region. We have been sponsoring scouts through Conservation South Luangwa and you can help.
The illegal wildlife trade is ravaging ecosystems and the wildlife that resides there and that means we have to be smarter, more committed and better equipped than them. Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) has a robust, full-time, 65 person scout program whose funding is now under extreme pressure due to the pandemic. That’s why we’re inviting you to join our “Support the Scouts” program. Dazzle’s generous donors have sponsored 26 scouts so far and helped make South Luangwa a safer place for wildlife!
The scout program was originally introduced to provide employment for villagers and be champions for wildlife and conservation in the community. Scouts are the first and most effective line of defense against poaching, have a unique insight into their communities and are in tune with their surrounding ecosystems.
These programs are losing hundreds of thousands in funding this year because there are no travelers coming to the region due to COVID-19. Benson Kaneymbo, Law Enforcement Advisor for Conservation South Luangwa, said:
“COVID-19 will potentially devastate the communities living around our National Park, and we want to play our part in reducing its movement and transmission. Our dedicated scouts have continued their work as our anti-poaching activities have been affected by this current situation. Poachers are taking chances under the assumption that we have scaled down our security. Now is the time to support the scouts at the forefront of the war against wildlife crime and end the consumptive use of wildlife products. You can help keep the wildlife in the wild without leaving home.”
Since CSL is funded entirely with donations, scouts like Benson greatly need your support.