By Lumbiwe Mwanza
An Environmentalist Robert Chimambo has recommended that the government conducts climate assessment surveys across the country in order to find better mechanisms that can be implemented to cushion the effects of climate change.
Mr Chimambo feels conducting a survey will help categorize areas that are prone to droughts or floods thereby provide the country with real data that will allow supported steps to mitigate effects of climate change and create a better environment.
“the results will better enable Zambia to develop programs and policies that will increase inclusivity in areas that are shown to be problematic and to enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas that are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of the community” Mr Chimambo said.
And the wildlife and environmental conservation society of Zambia noted the need for public schools to strengthen programs among pupils aimed at conserving the environment.
Organization national environmental education Officer Kafula Musonda explained that scaling up educational programs on environmental conservation can motivate more young people to take lead is such issues.
Musonda further urged citizens living near water bodies to be careful with activities they undertake to avoid pollutions and disturbing the ecosystem.
She further reiterated the need to discourage young people from hunting wild birds as this has proved to undermine efforts of protecting wildlife specifies in the environment.
Musonda explained that there is need to create a comprehensive scheme of protection for all wild bird species which she described as migratory.
She adds that bird hunters have a role to play, not only in ensuring that their techniques are safe, but also in joining forces with all who work for a better environment which is rich in wildlife.