The Africa Hub [ATTA] will be holding a webinar on the 29th August 2023 to introduce the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, KAZA.
Transfrontier Conservation Areas are a relatively new concept in the conservation arena. They are founded on the realisation that natural resources that straddle international boundaries are a shared asset with the potential to meaningfully contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and the welfare and socio-economic development of rural communities.
Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (commonly referred to as KAZA) incorporates 5 countries (Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia). There are 36 formally proclaimed protected areas made up of a host of game reserves, forest reserves, game/wildlife management areas, and communal lands in KAZA and 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Victoria Falls, Okavango and Tsodilo Hills).
The amount of flora and fauna is outstanding, home to more than half of southern Africa’s elephants, 25% of the world’s remaining endangered wild dog and around 600 bird species. The area is also home to an estimated 2.5 – 3 million people made up of numerous tribes. They predominantly live off low-scale pastoralism, hunting, fishing, natural resources harvesting and agriculture. Tourism contributes significantly to local employment. The aim of KAZA is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people in the TFC area by harmonizing economic development, tourism and conservation.
To register for the webinar, please visit – https://www.theafricahub.co.uk/webinar-schedule
To learn more about the KAZA region, visit https://africabeat.com.au/what-is-africas-kaza-region-all-about/
To learn more about the KAZA country Namibia, visit https://africabeat.com.au/focus-on-namibia/
To learn more about the KAZA country Botswana, visit https://africabeat.com.au/focus-on-botswana/