What is Conservation South Luangwa (CSL)
Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) is a local NGO formed in 2003. The hallmark of CSL’s success is Zambian-Led Conservation through employment, training and empowerment of communities. The organization largely supports community scouts from the surrounding Chiefdoms and is one of the biggest employers in Mambwe.
Under the management of Rachel McRobb and Benson Kanyembo, and hand in hand with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), CSL has grown into an internationally recognised and award-winning conservation organisation. CSL focuses on three key areas of action; broad scale anti-poaching support to DNPW (employing and equipping 65 community-based scouts, providing equipment, training, rations and transport for DNPW patrols, providing aerial support for anti-poaching and monitoring, running a K9 sniffer dog unit), Wildlife Veterinary Work and Community Development. CSL also coordinates the annual Conservation Fun Run, a community sports event attracting close to
5000 on the day.