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Africa hails world's first carbon neutral national park

Zambia is home to the world's first carbon neutral national park. The achievement in Lower Zambezi National Park is the result of a partnership with BioCarbon Partners (BCP), supported through the USAID Community Forests Program (CFP), and the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), and Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ).

Hassan Sachedina, BCP’s md commented: “The achievement of the first carbon neutral park from operations in the world is significant. This broad-based partnership will hopefully pave the way for other parks and tourism operators in the world to become carbon neutral, raising the bar of what “eco-tourism” means.

"Moreover, it shows that if small family-owned businesses in Africa are taking responsibility for their emissions, it should inspire the confidence of Fortune 500 companies to invest in developing the carbon markets through projects with significant conservation and poverty reduction co-benefits”.

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