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The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

Unifying five African states in conservation, the declaration of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) marked the establishment of Africa’s most extensive cross-border conservation area. 

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The extensive area spans 520,000 km²  and is of immense importance to lion conservation as it contains 13 ‘Lion Conservation Units’ and the Okavango-Hwange ecosystem is one of Africa’s 10 remaining lion ‘strongholds’. We found that the region supports the only major lion population stronghold that is not experiencing current and rapid population decline. Our data further show that the KAZA lion population seems to be the geographically largest population of African lions left in the wild. It should therefore receive particular attention in range-wide lion conservation to ensure the sustainability of this immensely important population into the future.

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