THE Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza) has released aerial survey results of the seasonal distribution of elephants and other herbivores in the region.
This is the first co-ordinated Kaza aerial elephant survey, and a collaborative effort between Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other partners.
“After meticulous planning and execution of this large-scale scientific project, it is befitting that we announce the launch of the survey results on the same day flying for the survey began last year,” said Kaza executive director Nyambe Nyambe.
“We can now look forward to the implementation of recommendations going forward.”
Statistics indicate that Kaza is home to approximately half of Africa’s savannah elephants, estimated at 220 000 and spanning over five southern African countries.
Meanwhile, wildlife crime is threatening the black rhino and African elephant population in Namibia and the Kaza areas.