Miombo EcoregionThis is a large area of savannah woodland and associated wetlands, covering 3.6 million square kilometres across Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In this regard the sustainable management of water and major river catchments is crucial to the ecological functioning of the ecoregion. Flagships species include the African Elephant, African Rhino and the hippo stands out as the ecoregion species. The ecoregion also hosts the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Trans-Frontier Conservation Areas. KAZA is a joint
initiative between governments of the five riparian states. It will encompass about 287,132 square kilometres that includes 36 national parks and game reserves, a significant number of forest reserves, community conservancies, and game/wildlife management areas. There are also open communal areas serving as linkages and buffer zones across the landscape.
Africa Rift Lakes RegionThe region, with its unique features, harbours some of Africa’s most spectacular ecosystems and biodiversity that in turn provide essential ecological goods and services for its human population. There are the lush montane forests of the Albertine rift, a centre of endemism and crucial refuge for critically endangered gorilla and chimpanzee populations, the African Great Lakes, with their unique radiations of cichlid fishes and rich fisheries vital to regional food security, the freshwater and saline lakes of the eastern Rift, precious havens for spectacular congregations of water birds in the harsh and
arid environments, and montane forests that serve as water towers in an increasingly water-scarce region. The region hosts three of WWF’s flagship species; African elephant, mountain and eastern lowland gorilla, most of the world population of the eastern chimpanzee; and the African black rhino. It forms a centre of forest and aquatic endemism, notably amongst the footprint impacted East African Cichlids.
EnergyClimate change, energy and natural resources management are intertwined. Energy related activities including production and use are one of the major contributors of the world’s greenhouse gas emission and hence climate change. In addition, energy use directly impacts the environment through
the extraction and consumption of natural resources for energy fuels. The environmental impacts expected from climate changes are a reality. Our Energy Strategy is therefore intended to address these complex issues in WWF-ESARPO priority areas/landscapes and to preserve flagship species.