ABOUT LIUWA PLAINS - MASSUMA
50 000 pounding hooves echoing across the flood plains and grasslands
The Liuwa Plains-Mussuma TFCA protects the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa, as well as a significant portion of the catchment area of the Zambezi River, Africa’s fourth largest river system.
The Liuwa Plains-Mussuma TFCA measures 14 464 km² and spans the border of Angola and Zambia.
Transfrontier Conservation Area
Although this TFCA is currently still in a conceptual phase, Peace Parks Foundation played a key role in preparing all supporting documentation, preparatory work and a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) that have been finalised and presented to the governments of Angola and Zambia so as to formalise the TFCA.
THE JOURNEY THUS FAR
African Parks (Zambia) enters into agreement with Zambia Wildlife Authority and Barotse Royal Establishment to manage Liuwa Plain National Park for 20 years.
Peace Parks presents documentation to motivate the establishment of the TFCA.
Angola proclaims the Mussuma National Park in preparation for the TFCA’s development and in order to further protect the wildlife migration on the Angolan side.
MoU and supporting documentation for the establishment of the Liuwa Plains-Mussuma TFCA are finalised for signing.
Zambia and Angola meet at an inception meeting for the development of an Integrated Development Plan for the TFCA.
Did you know?
Liuwa Plain National Park, currently managed by African Parks, is amongst the parks with the longest history of wildlife protection in Africa, which started when King Lubosi Lewanika of the former Royal Kingdom of Barotseland declared it a ‘game reserve’ in the 1880s.
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