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conservation in Zambia

Copper mining and the attendant urbanisation are threatening one of the most precious forests on the globe in Zambia, southern central Africa. The Brachystegia woodland, located near the Congo is now believed to have been there for 25,000 years, going by the carbon dating on little bits of organic matter on the earliest implements found in this region. 
My family owns 8,000 acres of regrowth and old growth forest. The jewel is a game farm that nurtures game antelope (e.g. puku, kudu, bush buck reed buck, duiker) as well as many bird and insect species. The area maintains an important foodstuff of the local people i.e. fungi (mushrooms). Zambia has the biggest edible mushrooms in the world and is one of its most diverse mycological areas. I live 20 kilometres outside an enormous conurbation, which started out as a little copper mining town, called Kitwe. Copper exports are the mainstay of the Zambian economy.
Since Zambia’s independence in 1964 Kitwe has grown beyond belief, with shantytowns legal and illegal in terms of sanitation and development abounding on the outskirts. The Copperbelt has been extensively deforested. I am writing to ask you to help us resist the drastic devastation of Zambian forests to retain biodiversity in a beautiful land for future generations. 

Our family is considering selling off 5000 acres to a suitable buyer and is also looking for a suitable wildlife group to run the establishment.
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