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Zambia

Capital: Lusaka
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 743,390 (2007)
 
Population (people): 12,738,676 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 17.14 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.8% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 52 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 61 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $2,587.31 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 8.4% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 67.2% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): No data
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 37.85% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.00% (2014)

 
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All Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Acres 26977 26977 720 Not Reported
Bangweulu 4106 4106 6303 VI
Bangweulu Swamps 68323 68323 3186 Not Reported
Bilili Springs 4090 4090 1904 VI
Blue Lagoon 1097 1097 466 II
Bovu 26696 26696 407 Not Reported
Chamato 27076 27076 336 Not Reported
Chambeshi 4107 4107 893 VI
Chambezi Flats 26707 26707 181 Not Reported
Chiawa 62095 62095 1515 VI
Chibombo 26958 26958 1172 Not Reported
Chibwe 26963 26963 127 Not Reported
Chibwika-Ntambu 4086 4086 1271 VI
Chief Mpepo 26932 26932 357 Not Reported
Chief Munkonge 26780 26780 140 Not Reported
Chief Shimumbi 26735 26735 104 Not Reported
Chimimba Hills 27150 27150 268 Not Reported
Chinuma 26730 26730 189 Not Reported
Chipoma 26799 26799 169 Not Reported
Chisomo 4098 4098 764 VI
Chizera 4083 4083 834 VI
Dambwa 27103 27103 138 Not Reported
Dongwe 27089 27089 528 Not Reported
East Lunga 26992 26992 4982 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.101 301824 301824 546 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.2 301726 301726 233 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.34 301758 301758 1074 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.36 301760 301760 416 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.37 301761 301761 333 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.39 301763 301763 361 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.43 301767 301767 167 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.44 301768 301768 244 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.49 301773 301773 1039 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.60 301783 301783 170 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.64 301787 301787 199 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.67 301790 301790 126 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.7 301731 301731 258 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.78 301801 301801 105 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.79 301802 301802 229 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.80 301803 301803 136 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.87 301810 301810 166 Not Reported
Forest Reserve Name Unknown (ZMB) No.90 301813 301813 127 Not Reported
Ifuluta 27026 27026 105 Not Reported
Ila (Zambia) 26950 26950 522 Not Reported
Isangano 1096 1096 866 II
Kabanga 26903 26903 459 Not Reported
Kabompo 26938 26938 955 Not Reported
Kabwima 27077 27077 275 Not Reported
Kacholola 26714 26714 147 Not Reported
Kafinda 4105 4105 3796 VI
Kafue 1085 1085 22185 II
Kafue Flats 4091 4091 5897 VI
Kafue Flats 68322 68322 819 Not Reported
Kafue H/waters 26732 26732 2066 Not Reported
Kafwira 27065 27065 114 Not Reported
Kalaso Mukoso 4113 4113 1788 VI
Kalilele 27074 27074 492 Not Reported
Kalomo Hills 26695 26695 1700 Not Reported
Kambashi 26885 26885 215 Not Reported
Kamona 26786 26786 227 Not Reported
Kangansa 26727 26727 172 Not Reported
Kanona 26993 26993 306 Not Reported
Kanonge 26829 26829 294 Not Reported
Kansonso-Busanga 4082 4082 6648 VI
Kaoma 26877 26877 108 Not Reported
Kaputa 4110 4110 4419 VI
Kasanga 26820 26820 112 Not Reported
Kasanka 1099 1099 434 II
Kasila 26782 26782 250 Not Reported
Kawena 26704 26704 193 Not Reported
Keyana 27087 27087 266 Not Reported
Kipupu 26980 26980 342 Not Reported
Kipushi 27066 27066 112 Not Reported
Kondowe 27269 27269 101 Not Reported
Lamba 26941 26941 737 Not Reported
Lamba Headwaters 26940 26940 1995 Not Reported
Lavushi Manda 1094 1094 3377 II
Likonge nobala 26896 26896 247 Not Reported
Liuwa Plain 1089 1089 3170 II
Lochinvar 1098 1098 343 II
Lower Zambezi 7962 7962 4130 II
Luakera River 26949 26949 174 Not Reported
Lualaba 26984 26984 1181 Not Reported
Luambe 1100 1100 327 II
Luangwa 27010 27010 2856 Not Reported
Luano 4095 4095 8321 VI
Luano 27049 27049 133 Not Reported
Ludji 26983 26983 1349 Not Reported
Luena 26923 26923 990 Not Reported
Luena Plantation 27139 27139 136 Not Reported
Lueti 39922 39922 188 Not Reported
Luitikila 27020 27020 1148 Not Reported
Lukusuzi 1091 1091 2854 II
Lukwakwa 4085 4085 2210 VI
Lumbo 27143 27143 243 Not Reported
Lumimba 4101 4101 4371 VI
Lumimba 26823 26823 101 Not Reported
Lunda 26967 26967 1758 Not Reported
Lundazi 26944 26944 3785 Not Reported
Lunga-Luswishi 4087 4087 7645 VI
Lungu 26957 26957 140 Not Reported
Lunuka 26715 26715 271 Not Reported
Lunzua 26956 26956 167 Not Reported
Luombwa 27005 27005 152 Not Reported
Luongo 27096 27096 327 Not Reported
Lupande 4100 4100 4343 VI
Lusenga Plain 1095 1095 902 II
Lusengezi 27001 27001 368 Not Reported
Lusitu Headwaters 27002 27002 296 Not Reported
Lusongwa 27151 27151 106 Not Reported
Lutadebwe 27021 27021 236 Not Reported
Luwingu 4108 4108 1164 VI
Machili 26692 26692 471 Not Reported
Machiya-Fungulwe 4103 4103 1364 VI
Malanda 26697 26697 195 Not Reported
Mankalala 27149 27149 402 Not Reported
Mansa 4111 4111 1655 VI
Martin 26702 26702 593 Not Reported
Masese 26997 26997 604 Not Reported
Matipa 26803 26803 224 Not Reported
Mazabuka 4092 4092 311 VI
Mbeleshi 27019 27019 636 Not Reported
Mbunda 27011 27011 322 Not Reported
Mbuyi 62190 62190 144 Not Reported
Misaka 27042 27042 286 Not Reported
Misambo 26978 26978 180 Not Reported
Mitenge 27022 27022 223 Not Reported
Monkey Fountain 26935 26935 105 Not Reported
Mpulungu 26706 26706 168 Not Reported
Msima 26837 26837 135 Not Reported
Mubende 27097 27097 980 Not Reported
Mufundwa 29343 29343 114 Not Reported
Mulambwa 27127 27127 211 Not Reported
Mulembo 26808 26808 197 Not Reported
Mulobezi 4089 4089 3154 VI
Mumbo 26712 26712 124 Not Reported
Mumbwa 4094 4094 2937 VI
Mumbwa 26874 26874 135 Not Reported
Munyamadzi 4104 4104 3607 VI
Munyeta 27131 27131 129 Not Reported
Musaka 27075 27075 205 Not Reported
Musalangu 4102 4102 14425 VI
Musangashi 26809 26809 124 Not Reported
Musele-Matebo 4084 4084 3163 VI
Mushingashi 26907 26907 152 Not Reported
Mutanda 26985 26985 142 Not Reported
Muyama 26964 26964 231 Not Reported
Mvuvye 26946 26946 691 Not Reported
Mwekera East 27083 27083 203 Not Reported
Mweru-Wantipa 1090 1090 1430 II
Mzewe South 26991 26991 241 Not Reported
Nabiyoyo 27133 27133 132 Not Reported
Nabowa 26931 26931 161 Not Reported
Naluywa 27032 27032 262 Not Reported
Namapombo 26913 26913 114 Not Reported
Nambala 26705 26705 123 Not Reported
Nampiu 39921 39921 306 Not Reported
Namwala 4093 4093 3785 VI
Ndembo 26966 26966 477 Not Reported
Ndenda 26994 26994 2482 Not Reported
Ndesha 26979 26979 439 Not Reported
Ngazhi 26976 26976 170 Not Reported
Nkala 4112 4112 203 VI
Nkole Mfumu 26955 26955 596 Not Reported
North Luangwa 1088 1088 4510 II
Nsato 27052 27052 119 Not Reported
Nsumbu 1092 1092 1916 II
Ntombolole 62209 62209 103 Not Reported
Numwa 27007 27007 203 Not Reported
Nyakulenga 27136 27136 173 Not Reported
Rufunsa 303859 303859 2781 VI
Sandwe 4099 4099 1177 VI
Sanje 26736 26736 101 Not Reported
Serenje 26942 26942 352 Not Reported
Shamendi 27148 27148 571 Not Reported
Shelangu East 27086 27086 150 Not Reported
Shelungu West 27090 27090 141 Not Reported
Sichifula 4088 4088 1796 VI
Sikaleta 26813 26813 122 Not Reported
Simwami-Muzuma 26995 26995 796 Not Reported
Sioma Ngwezi 1087 1087 4452 II
South Luangwa 1086 1086 8931 II
Tondwa 4109 4109 797 VI
Unnamed Bird Sanctuary 26982 26982 127 IV
Watembo 27036 27036 153 Not Reported
West Mvuvye 26959 26959 592 Not Reported
West Petauke 4097 4097 3173 VI
West Zambezi 4081 4081 32232 VI
Zambezi Source 26965 26965 814 Not Reported
Zimba Hills 26694 26694 200 Not Reported
CSV
Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands 53.32 29.5 22.31 33.93 44.87
Itigi-Sumbu thicket 0.51 82.31 41.06 48.97 98.15
Lake 0.25 59.14 7.94 0.18 1.35
Southern Miombo woodlands 11.94 34.67 16.79 22.05 45.52
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic 0.18 22.74 20.23 3.95 4.44
Western Zambezian grasslands 3.9 57.82 49.96 86.41 100.0
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands 10.4 50.29 39.5 16.56 21.09
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands 3.98 70.52 31.82 11.35 25.16
Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests 4.66 22.29 20.49 91.9 100.0
Zambezian flooded grasslands 10.86 55.75 64.45 53.35 46.14
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Marine Ecoregions

No Marine Ecoregions found in this country

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Number of Amphibian, Bird and Mammal Species
Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Amphibia
91 1 0 0 1 0 87 3
Aves
729 17 0 4 13 17 692 3
Mammalia
256 10 1 2 7 8 222 16
Selected Indicator Trends
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