26 April 2012
The Global Environment Facility, through the World Bank, had allocated a project preparation grant of $328,000 in 2008 and appointed Peace Parks Foundation to support the Malawian and Zambian Governments in determining how the main phase funding of $4.8 million should be allocated in the implementation of the project. The project appraisal document was completed and three main components were identified, which will be implemented over the next five years.
Component 1: Institutional and Planning Framework
Component 2: Sustainable Financing
Component 3: Protected Areas Management
In each area, financing will cover capacity building for planning, management and reporting, habitat management, infrastructure development and maintenance, resource protection and resource and biodiversity monitoring The Chama Nature Park in Zambia will be developed as a partnership between the local community and a cooperating partner/ investor.
With such major funding secured for a relatively small TFCA, significant developments are set to take place over the next five years!
2 November 2017Update: Translocated Nyika elephants settle in
In August 2017, 34 elephants were translocated from Liwonde National Park to Nyika National Park, Malawi. The elephants are all healthy and settling in to their new habitat on the Nyika Plateau. Thisread more
8 August 2017New life for Elephants in Nyika National Park
Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, supported by South African-based NGO, Peace Parks Foundation, this month translocatedread more
5 July 2017Park receives first vehicle in almost 20 years!
Late in June, Peace Parks Foundation had the pleasure of delivering a Toyota Land Cruiser to Zambia's Department of National Parks and Wildlife for use in Zambia's Lukusuzi National Park, part of theread more
7 July 2015Treaty establishing the Malawi-Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) signed
Marking another major step in southern Africa’s transfrontier conservation development, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi, Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika, and His Excellency the Prread more
12 November 2014President Peter Mutharika of Malawi becomes an honorary patron
President Peter Mutharika of Malawi has honoured Peace Parks Foundation by agreeing to become an honorary patron of the foundation. Peace Parks Foundation has been working closely with the Malawi Depread more
11 November 2014Cross-border collaboration in the Malawi-Zambia TFCA
A Malawi-Zambia TFCA conservation week event, entitled 'Collaborating towards conservation and sustainable livelihoods', was held in Malawi from 28 October to 1 November 2014.read more
4 August 2014Further funding for the Malawi-Zambia TFCAread more
17 May 2012Norway Grant Agreement for Nyika TFCA signed
Following on an earlier report regarding the funding secured for the Nyika TFCA involving Malawi and Zambia, the Norway Grant Agreement was signed on 16 May 2012.read more
3 December 2008Working with WCS and COMACO
The Kasungu-Lukusuzi TFCA, which is part of the Malawi/Zambia TFCA comprises two proclaimed national parks: the Lukusuzi National Park in Zambia and the Kasungu National Park in Malawi. Separating theread more