David Macdonald moderates an expert panel at the first African Wildlife Economy Summit

June 26, 2019

David Macdonald, WildCRU’s Director, moderated an expert panel at the first African Wildlife Economy Summit, attended in Victoria Falls by four Heads of  State and 14 government Ministers. The Panel considered how co-management and public-private partnerships can help secure endangered conservation estates, and involved (pictured right to left) Jose Monteiro from the Mozambique government’s Community Land Initiative, Alistair Pole from the African Wildlife Foundation, Dickson Kaelo from Kenya’s Community Conservancies and Patricio Ndadzela of African Parks, based in Malawi. The conference was joined by 1,300 people from across Africa, many with a special interest in the five countries of KAZA. David concluded the discussion by offering the KAZA government officials, and delegates, WildCRU’s landscape-scale planning tool, with its analysis of dispersal corridors for lions across Zimbabwe and Botswana, as an aid to integrated planning for wildlife conservation and development in the region.