2014 RP-PCP and AHEAD-GLTFCA Conference Report

In 2014, the AHEAD-GLTFCA Coordinator partnered with the Research Platform - Production and Conservation in Partnership to host a regional conference entitled "Management of protected areas and their peripheries in Southern Africa: has anything changed with the creation of TFCAs?". The conference was held at the Painted Dog Conservation office in Dete, Hwange (Zimbabwe). This document offers a summary of the speeches and presentations, including the full speech of Prof. M.W. Murphree entitled "The Invisible People".

Vietnam, be my hero campaign launched

Wilderness Foundation Africa, Peace Parks Foundation and Thanh Bui of the Soul Music Academy in Vietnam this month launched a new awareness campaign in Vietnam, aimed at inspiring youth to take a stand against the use of rhino horn in their country. This is also in celebration of World Environment Day, with the theme Go Wild for Life: Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Credit: PPF Newsflash ( Irma Engelbrecht)


This document is the Master Integrated Development Plan for the KAZA TFCA. It provides the strategic direction for development of the KAZA TFCA over the next five years and is based upon consultation of the five National Integrated Development Plans and an analysis of the main development needs of the KAZA TFCA.

Peace Parks Foundation Quarterly Review Oct-Dec 2015

The Quarterly Review highlights achievements and events of October to December 2015.

Transboundary protected areas: Opportunities and challenges

Transboundary protected areas—parcels of land designated for joint protection by neighboring countries—can be important tools for post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental management. The benefits of transboundary protected areas are evidenced by their growth in popularity: in the late 1980s, there were fifty-nine; as of 2012, there were more than 600 (Balkans Peace Park Project n.d.).

Concession guidelines for SADC TFCAs - FINAL

This is the final version of the concession guidelines for SADC TFCAs submitted.
GIZ reported that "the SADC Member States Ministers of Environment adopted guidelines on the development of TFCAs and the concessioning of tourism enterprises . . . in November" 2015