Shifeta urges sustainable KAZA development

By Veronica Amaral

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta said the five Southern African countries should continue to derive equitable returns and significant socio-economic benefits from harmonizing conservation policies and practices.

The five-day summit (May 27-31) brings together delegates from Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These countries comprise the KAZA-TFCA conservation region and wildlife, conservation, and tourism experts.

“We should remain committed and work together as a team as well as our local communities so that we strengthen our governance and development of the KAZA program. Just a reminder to my fellow Ministers, to succeed with the conservation of our biodiversity in KAZA, our programs should always incorporate community-based natural resources management and sustainable utilization of those resources to benefit local communities who are the custodians of those natural resources,” Shifeta said.

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