Every year at this time people go into the bush to harvest the local delicacy the Mopane worm. It is then dried and later cooked as a relish. As we are now at the end of Mopane worm ‘season’ (when people collect the worms in bucket loads) we can see the devastation on the farm. Hundreds of trees carelessly cut down as cutting the trees makes it easy to get to the worms. Recently The Best of Zambia published a blog post about the Mopane worm, how to harvest, cook and enjoy it as a traditional Zambian meal. As nice and informative as the blog post was I could not help but to think about the destructive way the worms are collected. As the worm only eats leaves from the Mopani tree, thereby the name, there will obviously be fewer worms if there are less Mopane trees. And at the rate that trees are being cut every year, the question is how long people will be able to enjoy this local delicacy?