Musekese Conservation (MC) is a non-profit organization based in the Kafue National Park, Zambia. Musekese has been operating in the Musekese-Lumbeya area of the Kafue since 2018.
The Kafue National Park is the largest National Park in Zambia spanning an impressive 22,400 square kilometres. It is home to a multitude of species including; elephants, lions, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, kudu, impala, zebra, hippos, crocodiles and the list goes on.
It is not surprising considering the size of the park that Kafue has more than one organization working to protect and conserve the park and the animals within it whether it be through anti-poaching efforts, community initiatives/support or environmental education programs. But with such a massive area to cover it is no wonder that there are still areas that need more attention and support to effectively combat the threats that the Kafue face.
This is where Musekese Conservation identified a need and set up in 2018 to work with, and support the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) to help conserve big cat populations and other species for the long term viability of both tourism and conservation. Musekese works within the Musekese-Lumbeya area north of the park which covers approximately 5% of the whole park (2,400 square kilometres). This area has historically been identified as a hot-spot for poaching and illegal activity with limited access for patrol teams to be deployed into.
Since 2018 MC has supported two DNPW anti-poaching teams, have recruited, trained and outfitted an additional two teams which have been operational since 2019. Furthermore with funding from the Lion Recovery Fund MC has managed to build a strategic anti-poaching base in the area where scouts can be trained and recruited.
To learn more about what Musekese Conservation does on the ground and who they are please check out their website:
Beyond Me Designs has recognized the important and integral work that Musekese is doing within the Kafue National Park and therefore 5% of every item sold across the collections will be donated to Musekese Conservation and to their work in the field.
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