Dale Lewis joined the Wildlife Conservation Society in 1979 to study the effects of human activities on elephants in Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Since that time, Lewis has dedicated much of his life to working closely with government, private sector, and local community stakeholders to advance new conservation initiatives that would be supported by the people who live around Zambia’s national parks.

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Stanwell Chirwa is 42 years old with a history of poaching wild animals in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. He admits to killing 11 elephants, more than 20 buffalo, and kudu and eland. Farming had been his main livelihood, but poor yields and low market prices pushed him into poaching. He was arrested once, but was […]

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