Lion Hunting Quotas Reduced In Zambia The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) reduces quota for Lion hunting in some hunting concessions for 2009. In numerous instances the quotas have been reduced in half, however not all hunting outfitters have been affected by this decision. If you have a future Lion hunt booked in Zambia, you should contact your hunting outfitter or hunting consultant right away to find out if this implementation by ZAWA will affect your hunting safari. About Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) In 1999, the Government of the Republic of Zambia took decision to transform the former Department of National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) into an autonomous body, the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). ZAWA is governed by the Zambia Wildlife Act, No. 12 of 1998 and has its own Board of Directors. The Board are responsible for managing the Authority under the policy guidance of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources. The primary objectives of ZAWA are: To improve the quality of the life among communities in wildlife estates and maintenance of sustainable biodiversity in national parks and game management areas. To reverse the decline in wildlife resources. To improve wildlife resource management to a level which will secure sustainable flow of benefits from the resources. To considerably improve the wildlife resource base investment in co-operation with the private sector and local communities. ZAWA has a significant role to play in the economic development of Zambia and its economic realization will significantly contribute to the GDP of Zambia. These noble objectives outlined above, will be achieved by ensuring ZAWA’s integrity is upheld at all times and its commercial activities are managed prudently. It is now intrinsic part of Government policy of focus on wildlife conservation. ZAWA will work much more closely and in partnership with the private sector engaged in tourism development than may have been the case in the past. ZAWA's Vision "To achieve excellence in wildlife estate management by developing innovative approaches and partnerships that encompass best practice, and complete transparency and integrity." ZAWA's Mission Statement "To contribute to the preservation of Zambia’s Natural heritage, ecosystem and biological diversity for present and future generations through the careful conservation of Zambia’s wildlife." For more information, click here to visit ZAWA's web site.