Chapter 10. A Century of Change in the Central Luangwa Valley of Zambia

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland3 and
  2. Ruth Mace4
  1. Joel Freehling1 and
  2. Stuart A. Marks2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch10

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

Freehling, J. and Marks, S. A. (1998) A Century of Change in the Central Luangwa Valley of Zambia, in Conservation of Biological Resources (eds E. J. Milner-Gulland and R. Mace), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, State University of New York, USA

  2. 2

    Safari Club International, 4800 West Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • Central Luangwa Valley of Zambia - century of change;
  • conservation policy and theory;
  • Bisa Valley of Zambia and Bisa life and livelihood;
  • Munyamadzi Game Management Area (GMA) and ADMADE (Administrative Management Design);
  • Bisa lineages 'huntee and 'hunting' - cultural roles for men;
  • Valley Bisa and interactions with wildlife;
  • wildlife species trend in Central Luangwa Valley;
  • muzzle-loading guns;
  • Bisa hunting and life histories;
  • hunting restrictions and usurping local use rights over wildlife


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Nabwalya study area

  • Trends in wildlife numbers

  • History of Bisa hunting

  • The significance of wildlife to users

  • Conservation initiatives and law enforcement

  • Conclusions