World’s Largest Conservation Area
Good news for wildlife in Africa. Five countries have come together to create a conservation area that they hope will protect the animals from poaching and other threats.
The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), reaches across five countries of southern Africa – Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe – and includes over 20 existing conservation areas and national parks. At its heart is the well-known Victoria Falls region.
Linking existing national parks and conservation areas in this way will make it easier for elephants and other animals to use the traditional migration routes that they’d previously lost. The whole region will incorporate the largest elephant population in Africa.
According to KAZA, its goal is:
To sustainably manage the Kavango Zambezi ecosystem, its heritage and cultural resources based on best conservation and tourism models for the socio-economic wellbeing of the communities and other stakeholders in and around the eco-region through harmonization of policies, strategies and practices.
For more information, see the website of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.
Posted April 3, 2012, by Michael Mountain