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Conservation work in Zambia

You are a conservationist working in Zambia.  What species in particular might you be trying to protect?  What difficulties might you have doing so?


Link to 'Conservation work in Zambia' pdf

How this fits

This scenario encourages pupils to think about reasons for protecting particular species and the difficulties that might be encountered in endeavouring to do so.  Pupils should be encouraged to think about the issue from a range of perspectives.

Curriculum links


1.2b Knowing where places and landscapes are located, why they are there, the patterns and distributions they create, how and why these are changing and the implications for people.

1.6a Understanding that the physical and human dimensions of the environment are interrelated and together influence environmental change.

2.1a Ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively.

3h Interactions between people and their environments, including causes and consequences of these interactions, and how to plan for and mange their future impact.

Science: 3.4c Human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment.


2.1a Engage with and reflect on different ideas, opinions, beliefs and values when exploring topical and controversial issues and problems.

2.2d Represent the views of others, with which they may or may not agree.

Where to go

Geography & Wildlife; Tourism & Communications.

What to watch

Welcome to Zambia! (video); The re-union (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. Why might there be a conflict of interest in trying to protect the African wild dog?
  2. How might Zambians benefit from efforts to protect the African wild dog?

Tags: population & settlement; migration; population density & distribution; sustainable development; environmental issues; conservation

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