• Lead-organizer: Angola
  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • Date: 19 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-4

Crossborder Projects of Maiombe and Kaza: The actual status of implementation

Organizing partners

Ministry of the Environment of The Republic of Angola


The Mayombe Project aims at enhancing the implementation of the plan of action of the Convention on Biodiversity at regional level. Along this line, Angola and countries involved in the Mayombe area of conservation (RDC e Congo), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to implement joint projects for the forest protection and conservation.

The Kaza Project. It is a cooperation project between some countries in the region of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) - Angola, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Kaza, focuses in implementing joint actions to preserve wetlands, conservation of biodiversity and develop eco-tourism projects in the region.

Detailed programme

Project of Mayombe
Being, Mayombe Forest the second largest in the world, the project seeks to ensure the preservation and protection of ecosystem in order to guarantee the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. Also, it will facilitate the exchange of information relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking into account the special needs of the three countries (Angola, RDC and Congo), as well as to protect several species in extinction, such as primates/gorillas in the Forest of Mayombe and deforestation.

Project of Kaza
The Kaza Project is being implemented jointly by Angola, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The objective of this project is to ensure the conservation and wise use of land in order to maintain a full range of benefits that the wetlands can provide for people of the region (e.g., livelihoods, health, culture) and the environment (e.g., in supporting biodiversity) and promotion of cross border eco-tourism.
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