Human-elephant Conflict Mitigation in the KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area, 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. This project continues to provide valuable information from GPS satellite tracking collars about movement pathways, transboundary crossing points, and critical habitat to stakeholders and management authorities to inform conservation policy decisions. Assistance is also given to farmers to increase food security and protect their crops using low cost solar-powered poliwire fencing systems.