29 August 2012

Southern Africa: The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) is the world's largest transfrontier conservation area

About a year ago, on 18 August 2011, the presidents of the Republics of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe signed a treaty that formally and legally established the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), the world's largest transfrontier conservation area. Seven month later, in March 2012, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area was officially launched. The multinational conservation area is spanning over 444,000 km² comprising multiple resource use areas such as National Parks, Game Reserves, Forest Reserves, Conservancies, Game/Wildlife Management Areas and Communal lands.

The KAZA TFCA includes a major part of the Upper Zambezi basin, the Okavango basin, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, the southeastern corner of Angola, southwestern Zambia and the northern wildlands of Botswana and western Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls, located right on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana are also incorporated into Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.
The KAZA TFCA initiative was created in cooperation with the Peace Parks Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

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