New Partnerships for Future Cooperation

The Federal Republic of Germany will make available a financial contribution of EUR 5 million to further support the development of the the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor. The funds will be channelled through the German Development Bank KfW.

The project aims to initiate the economically sustainable development and conservation management of one of the most significant and widely recognized wildlife corridors in the SADC Region. The goals are the conservation of biodiversity in the miombo-woodland ecosystem and the overall improvement of the livelihoods of local communities by sustainable use of natural resources to combat poverty. The project will be based on previous experiences of GTZ, and will be designed and implemented in cooperation with the Global Environment Facility/UNDP project. Both projects will be complementary to each other.

Financing operations shall be - inter alia - directed towards

  1. Assisting in the establishing of additional village Wildlife Management Areas through development of land use and management plans, communication facilities and equipment of scout units
  2. Support to relevant district game and land offices
  3. Investment support to the Likuyu Training Centre

Presentation in Australia

The International Team Leader for the Selous_Niassa Wildlife Protection Corridor project gave a...

Selous-Niassa Wildlife Protection Corridor vitally important

The results from a recent short term study on wild dogs and other large ...