Thursday, March 10, 2011
Across Borders-KAZA TCFA
Often referred to as the most ambitious and complex conservation project in the world, negotiations surrounding the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, are expected to be finalised this year and the five countries's ministers will meet again to sign a formal treaty that will legalise KAZA and its Secretariat. KAZA will further develop joint protocols and procedures in areas such as fire management, law enforcement, fisheries and research. Since 2008, KAZA-TCFA countries have been preparing their individual Integrated Development Plans (IDPs and this will be merged into a consolidated KAZA IDP, serving as the road map of the project. The Secretariat is now slated to move to Kasane.