Wildlife Crime Prevention (WCP) Zambia works with partners across landscapes to address wildlife and environmental crime and its impact on communities.

WCP works with partners for effective wildlife and environmental crime prosecution and sentencing.

Effective WCP communication increases awareness of wildlife and environment crimes and their impact on biodiversity, the economy and communities and supports women and youth in conservation.

WCP’s special analysis and special projects improve knowledge and the evidence base of wildlife and environmental crimes.
    Special projects involve rhino horn and bushmeat trade and big cat and pangolin poaching and trade.

WCP's Alinea Programme improves interdisciplinary collaboration across the Southern African region.

WCP supports DNPW through its rehabilitation centre for sick and injured pangolins so they can be released.

Wildlife Crime Prevention (WCP) Zambia

In collaboration with our partners, including government agencies and leaders, the public, the private sector, and local communities and stakeholders, we endeavour to reduce all aspects of illegal wildlife and timber trade, strengthen effective investigation and prosecution, and increase public awareness.


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Law Enforcement

Supporting Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) Investigation and Intelligence Units countrywide with resources, equipment and capacity building, disrupting wildlife and environmental crimes in Zambia and neighbouring countries.

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Wildlife Criminal Justice

Collaborating with DNPW, the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) and the judiciary by:

  • monitoring wildlife and environmental crime cases
  • supporting effective prosecutions and appropriate sentencing
  • supporting adherence to human rights and reducing recidivism.
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Increasing public awareness of wildlife and environmental crimes and their impact on our biodiversity, economy and communities, and supporting women and youth in conservation.


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Latest in the news

September 6, 2022

Cooking will not kill bacteria in bushmeat

WCP Zambia

Many of us believe we can kill the bacteria in our food, especially meat, by simply cooking. But University of Zambia Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Wildlife Medicine, Dr. Musso Munyeme, has revealed that there are a number of survivalist bacterial pathogens that are very resistant even to extreme temperatures.

March 2, 2023

Lusaka DNPW officers arrest suspect at KKIA

WCP Zambia

Department of National Parks and Wildlife officers at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) on Tuesday disrupted the journey of a Chinese national after finding him with illegally-acquired elephant ivory.

July 7, 2023

North-Western Subordinate Courts convict three men for illegal bushmeat

WCP Zambia

Kasempa Subordinate Court has convicted and sentenced Bernard Nkanza and Vincent Kayaya to 5 years imprisonment for the illegal possession of bushmeat.