Support to the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area for sustainable wildlife management (ACT-KAZA)

EU, French Development Agency, FAO
Wild Entrust Africa
To reconcile the issues of food security and wildlife conservation through the sustainable and legal exploitation of wild animal populations by rural stakeholders and an adjustment to the supply of alternative proteins of domestic origin for the benefit of rural and urban populations.

The project promotes a model of "Community Conservancies" as a means to ensure ecological connectivity and socio-economic sustainability. The core elements of the model are maintenance of the ecological connectivity within the KAZA landscape and sustainable use of wildlife and supply of legally and sustainably harvested game meat. It is assumed that the supply of wild meat to local communities and nearby towns is currently based on illegal hunting and this is putting wildlife and habitat under severe strain. Under this project, this primary source of protein will be protected. Such efforts will be bolstered by offering an alternative and affordable source of protein production (e.g. domestic stock and/or fish) or through an increase of social pressure against the illegal harvesting of wildlife.

Specific Area (Village, Town, District, Province): 
Ngamiland District - Habu Village
HQ of the Initiative: 
Gaborone, Botswana
2021 to 2024
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This project is intended to contribute towards establishing or consolidating a network of well-managed Community Conservancies in Botswana and Namibia on a long-term (sustainable) basis. It is part of a global initiative called Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme.
Thematic Focus: 
Agriculture, Community Livelihood Dev, HWC mitigation, Integrated Land Use Planning & Implementation, NR Protect & Mgt, Tourism
1st Contact Name: 
Rene Czudek
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2nd Contact Name: 
Michael Flyman
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