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Liuwa Plains - Mussuma TFCA

Background

© Anthony Hall-Martin
© Anthony Hall-Martin
The Liuwa Plains-Mussuma TFCA, measuring 14 464km2, will protect the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa, as well as a significant portion of the catchment area of the Zambezi River, Africa’s fourth largest river system.

African Parks (Zambia) in 2003 entered into a formal agreement with the Zambia Wildlife Authority and the Barotse Royal Establishment for the management of Liuwa Plains National Park for a period of 20 years. Their efforts have seen wildlife species prosper, the most notable being the increase of blue wildebeest from 15 000 in 2003 to almost 43 000 in 2011

The Angolan government proclaimed the Mussuma National Park in preparation for the TFCA’s development and in order to further protect the wildlife migration on the Angolan side.

Progress

The supporting documentation, preparatory work and draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) have been finalised for the governments of Angola and Zambia to formalise the TFCA.

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