Conservation Award Finalist
There is little doubt that many African wildlife sanctuaries would simply cease to exist without the income from tourism. Safari operations play a major part in sustaining wildlife populations and in providing employment and training for members of the local community.
The threats to our natural environment through such activities as illegal poaching and deforestation are well documented. The needs of an ever growing human population continue to threaten wilderness areas as never before.
The Bushcamp Company recognizes that, without the support and understanding of local communities, the natural resources of South Luangwa will rapidly decline. People have to see tangible benefits from outsiders visiting their valley and viewing their animals. The nation’s tourism income rarely reaches remote, rural populations, with a resulting disregard for nature conservation or for future generations.
The Bushcamp Company’s commitment to conservation can be condensed into the following broad objectives.