Lubombo includes four distinct transfrontier conservation areas between Mozambique, South Africa and The Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), covering a total area of 10 029 km².
From coral reefs and turtle nesting sites, to coastal plains and over woodlands to the Lebombo Mountain Range, this area is one of the most striking areas of biodiversity globally.
Lubombo lies in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism that includes five Ramsar sites: Ndumo Game Reserve, the Kosi Bay System, Lake Sibaya, the Turtle Beaches and Coral Reefs of Tongaland and Lake St. Lucia (Africa’s largest estuary).
The TFCA boasts the first marine TFCA in Africa, the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, where Mozambique’s Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve turtle monitoring programme links up with the one across the border in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.
Transfrontier Conservation Area
In 2000 the Mozambique, South African and Swaziland Governments entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise the establishment of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation and Resource Area. PPF has been involved in supporting this TFCA since 2002, with our work concentrated on the Mozambican sections of the Usuthu-Tembe-Futi TFCA and the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA.
This project aims to assist the Bhekabantu and Mbangweni communities living on the eastern border of the Ndumo Game Reserve, a South African component of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area.
This programme focuses on bringing about sustainable economic development of and benefit-sharing by communities living in and around Maputo Special Reserve.
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Biofund supports the development of Limpopo National Park, Banhine National Park, and Maputo Special Reserve in Mozambique.READ MORE
COmON FoundationRead More
Established and supports Community Development Facilities in the Maputo Special Reserve in the Lubombo TFCA and Simalaha Community Conservancy in the Kavango Zambezi TFCAREAD MORE
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale ZusammenarbeitRead More
GIZ supports the development of the Maloti-Drakensberg TFCA, the Lubombo TFCA and the Malawi-Zambia TFCA.READ MORE
Dutch Postcode LotteryRead More
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been a loyal supporter of Peace Parks Foundation for more than 16 years.READ MORE
Erna MeakerRead More
Erna Meaker supported the development of the Lubombo TFCA.
Fondation EnsembleRead More
Fondation Ensemble supports sustainable fishing and alternative livelihoods in the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve in Mozambique.READ MORE
Fondation Prince Albert II de MonacoRead More
Supports the development and management of the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve in Mozambique.READ MORE
GEOS FoundationRead More
GEOS provides support to anti-poaching operations in Limpopo National Park and Maputo Special Reserve.READ MORE
Hansjörg WyssRead More
Mr Hansjörg Wyss supports tourism development in Maputo Special Reserve, Mozambique.
Neville and Pamela IsdellRead More
The Isdell family provides support to Sioma Ngwezi National Park and the Simalaha Community Conservancy in the Kavango Zambezi TFCA. Previously they also supported the development of the Lubombo TFCA and the Rhino Protection Programme.
Reinet FoundationRead More
The Reinet Foundation provides funding for tourism development in Maputo Special Reserve, Mozambique, as well as supports various efforts under the Rhino Protection Programme.
Swedish Postcode LotteryRead More
The Swedish Postcode Lottery has been supporting the conservation efforts of Peace Parks Foundation since 2010.READ MORE
Turing FoundationRead More
The Turing Foundation played a vital role in the establishment of the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve in the Lubombo TFCA.READ MORE
World Bank MozBioRead More
World Bank supports community development in Mozambique through MozBio, as well as contributes to the development of Limpopo National Park.READ MORE