Zambia’s Luambe the world’s most carbon neutral national park

Zambia’s Luambe National Park reached a conservation milestone by being named the world’s most carbon neutral national park. This comes 18 months after the Lower Zambezi National Park became the first in Zambia to achieve carbon neutral status.

“Luambe National Park’s carbon neutral status sets a great example for other protected areas in Zambia,” said USAID/Zambia Economic Development Office Director Jeremy Boley. “This status shows the world that Zambia takes emissions reduction seriously.”

The park is located in the Eastern Province of Zambia, north-east of the South Luangwa National Park, and south of the North Luangwa National Park.

The park’s carbon neutral status is a result of the USAID-funded Community Forests Program (CFP) implemented by BioCarbon Partners (BCP), in partnership with government.

This world-first level of carbon neutrality means the emissions of all tourism and conservation management activities within with the park are offset, including all international tourist airline travel. Platinum is the highest possible carbon rating available from BCP.

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