GCF provided financial and technical support to better understand the South African giraffe population in Zambia’s south-west corner, in particular in and around Sioma Ngwezi and Mosi-au-Tunya National Parks.

Giraffe conservation efforts are implemented together with Elephant Connection and the Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife.

The development of the first ever National Giraffe Conservation Strategy and Action Plan, targeted GPS satellite tagging and population surveys are key programmes planned for Zambia.

A draft MoU with the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area initiative is also currently under review to develop a regional giraffe conservation approach with all partners.

This programme is supported by: