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The authors wish to thank the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection in Zambia, notably Mr. Ignatius Makumba and Mr Deuteronomy Kasaro, and Ms. Elsie Attafuah of UNDP in Zambia for their contributions, support and guidance throughout this study. We would also like to thank Michel Masosera of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Rwanda and Dale Lewis of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Zambia for their support and guidance in developing the work and providing feedback on the study. The authors would also like to acknowledge Dr Pushpam Kumar and Mr. Tim Christophersen (UNEP) for their oversight and support for this project. We would like to thank the reviewers who provided detailed feedback on the report: Dr Janaki Alavalapati (Virginia Technical State University), Dr Eric Mungatana (University of Pretoria) and Dr Thomas Ochuodho (Virginia Technical State University). We would also like to thank the many stakeholders in Zambia who provided critical guidance at the outset of the study at an inception meeting in Lusaka in March, 2014, and who offered critical feedback on the results in Kabwe in October, 2014. This publication was produced in partnership with the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme), which harnesses the technical capacities of FAO, UNDP and UNEP to support the REDD+ readiness and implementation capacities of developing countries. More information available at This study was implemented by the Ecosystem Services Economics Unit, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).