Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), ZambiaSandra Binns2022-03-20T20:27:43-06:00
Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), Zambia
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. KAZA TFCA was established to provide wildlife connectivity throughout its protected landscape, yet ongoing habitat loss, illegal land clearing and logging is irreversibly limiting its capacity to provide wildlife movement corridors. IEF continues to fund this multiyear project by providing participating governments with information about wildlife movement corridors, determining elephant landscape utilization, and identifying impediments to elephant movements that restrict connectivity with cross-border elephant populations. Elephants are being monitored using GPS satellite tracking collars, while field data is collected from community reports, and electric poliwire fencing of crops and outreach activities help to mitigate the impact of elephants on the livelihoods of subsistence farmers in the region.