Luangwa River Basin Report Card

Luangwa River Basin Report Card

This project builds on the longstanding partnership between UMCES and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), known as Healthy Rivers for All. This partnership has resulted in basin health report cards for the Lower Kafue Basin in Zambia, the Kwando Basin spanning Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and Angola, the Rio Grande River in the USA, the Orinoco River in Colombia, South America and the Tuul River in Mongolia. The Luangwa River Basin has been identified as the next priority area for report card development and will involve the perspectives of diverse stakeholders.

UMCES will provide guidance and training for WWF-Zambia through a training workshop, support and consultation for stakeholder workshop 1, and attend and assist in stakeholder workshop 2. The workshops will help identify the scope of issues facing the basin and pave the way for the determination and assessment of relevant indicators.

Photo by Matt_B13 (Flickr), licensed under CC BY 2.0 DEED.


Key Personnel

Heath Kelsey
IAN Director
Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Lili Badri
Science Communicator

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Accipiter tachiro (African Goshawk) (PHOTO)

Aepyceros melampus (Impala) 2 (PHOTO)

Aepyceros melampus (Impala) 3 (PHOTO)

Balearica regulorum (Grey crowned crane) (PHOTO)

Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti (Thornicroft's giraffe) (PHOTO)

Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti (Thornicroft's giraffe) 2 (PHOTO)

Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti (Thornicroft's giraffe) 3 (PHOTO)

Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti (Thornicroft's giraffe) 4 (PHOTO)

Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti (Thornicroft's giraffe) 5 (PHOTO)

Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti (Thornicroft's giraffe) 6 (PHOTO)

Herd of water buffalo (PHOTO)

Herd of water buffalo 2 (PHOTO)

Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus) (PHOTO)

Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus) 2 (PHOTO)

Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus) 3 (PHOTO)

Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus) 4 (PHOTO)

Loxodonta africana (African bush elephant) (PHOTO)

Loxodonta africana (African bush elephant) 2 (PHOTO)

Loxodonta africana (African bush elephant) 3 (PHOTO)

Luangwa River (PHOTO)

Luangwa River 2 (PHOTO)

Marsh birds feeding (PHOTO)

Merops pusillus (little bee-eater) (PHOTO)

Numida meleagris (helmeted guineafowl) (PHOTO)

Varanus niloticus (Nile monitor) (PHOTO)

Vidua paradisaea (long-tailed paradise whydah) (PHOTO)

Warthog (PHOTO)

Warthog 2 (PHOTO)

African buffalo skull (PHOTO)

Ardea melanocephala (black-headed heron) (PHOTO)

Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile) (PHOTO)

Equus quagga (plains zebra) 2 (PHOTO)

Equus quagga (plains zebra) 3 (PHOTO)

Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus) 5 (PHOTO)

Kobus ellipsiprymnus (waterbuck) family (PHOTO)

Loxodonta africana (African bush elephant) 4 (PHOTO)

Luangwa River sunset (PHOTO)

Luangwa forest landscape (PHOTO)

Mycteria ibis (yellow-billed stork) (PHOTO)

Mycteria ibis (yellow-billed stork) 2 (PHOTO)

Panthera pardus pardus (African leopard) (PHOTO)

Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon) with baby (PHOTO)

Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon) with baby 2 (PHOTO)

Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon) with baby 3 (PHOTO)


  • Start: 2024-04-27
  • Finish: 
  • Duration: Ongoing