The World Wide Fund for Nature Zambia (WWF) has begun providing life skills to individuals living near national parks in order to improve their livelihoods during the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to WWF Project Manager Courtney Parsley, the group is working to improve the livelihoods of people that rely on tourism for a living.
Ms Paisley was being observed by ZANIS during a nature lecture on Hot FM radio in Lusaka yesterday.
She explained that some villages have already received training in beekeeping and how to make money from honey sales.
“The tourism industry has been affected by COVID-19 and so it is important that we come to the aid of the communities that depend on tourism for their livelihoods,” she said.
Ms. Parsley further disclosed that the organization has also sunk boreholes in various communities to help improve the challenges of water.
“We want the people in the communities to have safe drinking water and avoid cases where people will be attacked by the crocodiles as they draw water in the streams,” she said.