GLTFCA Wildlife Translocation Policy

USAID WWF KETHA & GiZ Transboundary Use & Protection of Natural Resources (TUPNR) Programme
GLTFCA Partner Countries, GLTFCA Implementing Agencies, GLTFCA Country components, PPF & Private Sector Partners
The Policy aims to establish a consistent approach and clear guiding principles for the movement of wildlife within, to, and from the GLTFCA, with the intention of achieving conservation-based outcomes. The beneficiaries of conservation translocations should include populations of the translocated species (not only individuals) and the ecosystems that they occupy. Furthermore, particularly when dealing with species that have the potential to cause human-wildlife conflict issues, conservation translocations should align with the desires and needs of interested and affected communities. The guiding principles seek to conform to “best practice” in the realm of wildlife management and address potential complexities in the following fields relevant to both animals and communities’ livelihoods: (1) Biological and ecological considerations; (2) Socio-economic considerations; (3) Legislative and regulatory policies; and (4) Ethical considerations.

The Policy addresses the translocation of wildlife within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA), which covers areas within Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

HQ of the Initiative: 
GLTFCA Joint Management Board
2021 to 2026
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Elaborate on likelihood to extend: 
Needs to be reviewed every 5 years
Thematic Focus: 
NR Protect & Mgt
1st Contact Name: 
Piet Theron
1st Contact Email: 
2nd Contact Name: 
Lola Lopez
2nd Contact Email: