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Latest News8 March 2018

Reproductive Health: Empowering the women of Mozambique

Hortencia Tembe (right) with her local reproductive health Activista, Elisa Lindiwe
Hortencia Tembe (right) with her local reproductive health Activista, Elisa Lindiwe

Hortencia Tembe had her first child at the age of 16. She lives in a small, rural village in the south of Mozambique. Having only attended school up to 3rd grade level, she understood the challenges she faced if she had more children. She says, “After the birth of my first child, I immediately started with family planning, but the cost of travelling to a health unit simply became too expensive.” Hortencia, like many women in her village, now has five young children to care for. This is the result of poor family planning support structures within many rural villages - not only in Mozambique, but in most developing countries. read more


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Peace Parks Foundation envisages the establishment of a network of protected areas that links ecosystems across international borders.

Given the proximity of the region's protected areas to each other, the possibility exists to create wildlife dispersal routes between them, or in certain instances to link them.


Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (peace parks)* and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

*The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement of 1999 defines a transfrontier conservation area (TFCA) as "the area or component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries of two or more countries, encompassing one or more protected areas as well as multiple resource use areas". The Protocol commits the SADC Member States to promote the conservation of shared wildlife resources through the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas.


Photo: Roy Beusker/NPL
Photo: Roy Beusker/NPL
'I know of no political movement, no philosophy, no ideology, which does not agree with the peace parks concept as we see it going into fruition today. It is a concept that can be embraced by all.

In a world beset by conflicts and division, peace is one of the cornerstones of the future. Peace parks are a building block in this process, not only in our region, but potentially in the entire world.'
Vacancies and Tenders

Tender for Works - Construction of Staff Houses and Associated Services at Savuti Wildlife Camp in Chobe National Park, Botswana