- Issue: Spring 2020
KAFUE FLATS :: ZAMBIA
The Kafue Flats—a sprawling maze of floodplains and lagoons in southern Zambia—shelter endemic wildlife, generate tourism, and support fishers and livestock farmers. But for decades, an invasive shrub called Mimosa pigra has been choking parts of the Flats under its thorny thickets. Since 2017, with support from WWF-Netherlands and in collaboration with Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife and the International Crane Foundation/Endangered Wildlife Trust partnership, WWF-Zambia has been working with local communities to eradicate the shrub from the Flats.