Travelling in Southern Africa is an unforgettable experience. It is a region of extremes – a world in 15 countries.
Expect vibrantly contrasting colours, scents, tastes, textures and sounds against a backdrop of endlessly varying topography, climate and tradition. A multi-country journey in this enticingly diverse region promises to be the holiday or business trip of a lifetime. Here, you will make the kind of memories that you will carry with you always – memories that will bring you back again and again.
An important part of this experience is the sharing of resources among the various countries.
Trans-boundary ecosystems are some of the most important shared resources among Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states. They are at the interface of regional integration and require cooperation among these member states in their management in order to ensure their sustainability and to benefit local communities.
There are 18 Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) that cut across the major eco-regions of SADC member states. These are cross-border conservation areas aimed at preserving wildlife corridors and promoting sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity. TFCAs represent some of the most important ecosystems in the region, covering an area of around 500 000km².
These TFCAs are in markedly different phases of the development process.