Lubombo TFCA

TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION AREA

ABOUT LUBOMBO

Where every angle offers a different view

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

Transfrontier Conservation Area

National Park

National Park

Protected Area

Protected Area

Country Border

Country Border

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Our Work

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.

Community Development

Ndumo Intervention Programme

Ndumo Intervention Programme

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. 

Mozambique Community Development

Mozambique Community Development

This programme focuses on bringing about sustainable economic development of and benefit-sharing by communities living in and around Maputo Special Reserve.

LUBOMBO TFCA NEWS

13 Dec 2018

A flourishing haven for marine life

The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is home to a variety of marine fauna...

13 Dec 2018

Two-wheel technology: powerful pedals for conservation

Using bicycles in conservation offers simple solutions to complicated transportation problems in remote and expansive...

26 Nov 2018

A great year for wildlife in Maputo Special Reserve

Since 2013, more than 4 200 animals have been translocated to Maputo Special Reserve through...

30 Aug 2018

Aerial support for conservation operations in Mozambique

Two brand new Savannah airplanes have arrived in Mozambique for use by the country’s National...

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