TOWARDS IMPROVED NATURAL RESOURCES, CONSERVATION and EDUCATION
Global warming and climate change, droughts, floods and food shortages are waking the world to the fact that trees are important to the future survival of planet Earth.
Zambia, once densely forested, has lost and is continuing to lose its forests and woodlands at a frightening pace.
Chifwema Arboretum seeks to be the “go to place” for all things related to trees in Zambia. It is a living museum of indigenous trees and plants, providing information on trees and their complex interactions with the environment.
Chifwema Arboretum is open to the public. Scheduled school visits are encouraged. Themed open days and events will be held periodically, working in cooperation with a variety of Zambia’s conservation, agricultural, forestry and education actors.
The Elephant Charge support will be used for road signage and the design and production of information boards, which are critical to our strategy.
Information panels related to different trees and shrubs, the soils in which they grow, the geology that forms the environment and the insects that pollinate them will be displayed.
The biology, functions and uses of the trees, the opportunities and challenges that they face in their natural environments and in cities and suburbs will be described.