GLTFCA Corridors and Wildlife Dispersal Areas

Frankfurt Zoological Society; Peace Parks Foundation; Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT) WILD Programme; USAID Supporting Communities And Law Enforcement Against Poaching Programme (SCALE-AP)
GLTFCA Partner Countries; GLTFCA Implementing Agencies; Local, District & Provincial Government; NGOs; Traditional Leaders
A GLTFCA Corridors Task Team has been constituted under the JMB to discuss the potential development of linkages between Limpopo, Banhine, Zinave and Gonarezhou National Parks. The purpose of this task team would be the following: (1) Provide for a platform to align and discuss the methodology and approach to the identification, planning and development of wildlife corridors in the GLTFCA; (2) Align activities and provide ongoing support to the planning and development of wildlife corridors in the GLTFCA; (3) Share in-country experiences especially relating to the work done on corridors to date in Mozambique and Zimbabwe; (4) Mobilise resources to support the planning and development of wildlife corridors in the GLTFCA; and (5) Gauge on an ongoing basis progress made with the planning and development of wildlife corridors in the GLTFCA.

The GLTP Treaty make provision for a phased approach to the development on TFCA.  The first phase is the establishment of the core area, the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP), and the second phase for the establishment of a much broader conservation area – the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA). In terms of the Treaty the GLTFCA will consist of “the area adjacent to the Transfrontier Park, comprising compatible conservation areas but not lending itself to formal integration with the Transfrontier Park, shall be managed as a Transfrontier Conservation Area”. The Treaty also states that areas forming part of the TFCA shall include the various privately-owned, state-owned and community-owned conservation areas directly bordering the Transfrontier Park which shall be identified in future.  Mozambique initiated the process of the development of the GLTFCA by the formal inclusion of the 240,000ha GLC.  South Africa followed with signing of the GLTFCA Cooperative Agreement between SANParks / KNP and adjacent state, privately and community owned conservation areas which resulted in the inclusion of the 366,000ha Greater Kruger area. The JMB has now initiated the process to investigate the feasibility of the development of corridors and wildlife disbursement areas, mainly focusing on areas between protected areas (Limpopo, Banhine and Zinave National Parks) within the GLTFCA in Mozambique, and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe.

Zinave NP, Banhine NP, Limpopo NP (MZ); Kruger NP (ZA); Gonarezhou NP (ZW)
Specific Area (Village, Town, District, Province): 
Mozambique, Zimbabwe
HQ of the Initiative: 
GLTFCA Secretariat
2020 to 2030
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Thematic Focus: 
Agriculture, CC adaptation/mitigation, Community Livelihood Dev, HWC mitigation, Integrated Land Use Planning & Implementation, Policy & Leg frameworks, NR Protect & Mgt, Research, Tourism, Other
Other Thematic Focuses: 
1st Contact Name: 
Piet Theron
1st Contact Email: 
2nd Contact Name: 
Lola Lopez
2nd Contact Email: