Project Description

Elephant utilization of the Kaifeng-Zambezi Wildlife Corridor of KAZA TFCA

The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) in southern Africa is
one of the world’s largest conservation areas, encompassing 520,000 km2 across 5 countries. One
of the main objectives of KAZA TFCA is to establish wildlife connectivity throughout its
protected landscape, yet in the face of ongoing habitat loss through illegal land clearing and
logging, the Zambian component of KAZA TFCA is irreversibly losing its capacity to provide
functional wildlife movement corridors. Identification and protection of wildlife movement, land
use planning, and anti-poaching activities require quality data about wildlife activities and
human disturbances, which this study will provide via GPS collared elephants. Another
component of this project builds upon the previously IEF funded work to mitigate humanelephant
conflict using electric poliwire fencing of crops, which has been successfully trialed and
is being put into use over a greater area.

This project is supported in part by The Berry Family Trust.