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Calling KAZA Home: The Animals of Southern Africa

In 2011, five African countries—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe—signed a treaty to create the world’s largest transboundary conservation area. Roughly the size of Sweden, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) will promote a culture of peace, share resources, and encourage wildlife tourism.

WWF played an instrumental role in the development of KAZA. Today, we are recognized as an important conservation partner and continue to help communities benefit economically from wildlife on their land through conservation of animals and their habitat.

The breadth and variety of wildlife in KAZA is astounding. Roughly half of Africa’s total elephant populations live here along with African wild dogs, hippos, rhinos, lions, crocodiles, and cheetahs, among others.

Take a look at just a few of the majestic species that inhabit the woodlands, wetlands and savannas of KAZA.

  • cheetah in grass

    Cheetah

  • water buffalo standing

    African Buffalo

  • hippo in water

    Hippopotamus

  • lioness in grass

    African Lion

  • elephants in water

    African Elephants

  • crocodile in grass

    Crocodile

  • African wild dog, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Wild Dog

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