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Wildlife Area Management

Transfrontier Conservation Areas Management (TFCA)

Course Outcome

Use and apply Tranfrontier conservation principles in support of the planning and implementation of shared conservation objectives.

Learning outcomes for this course:

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide a historical overview of Transfrontier conservation from a SADC perspective.
  • Identify and evaluate the roles and involvement of different stakeholders in Transfrontier conservation initiatives,
  • Evaluate the impact of SADC policies as it applies to Transfrontier Conservation development and objectives
  • Identify and evaluate regional conservation development objectives in relation to the social economic and environmental implications as it applies to Transfrontier conservation and a SADC perspective.
  • Evaluate the stages in TFCA development, establishment and implementation through the analysis of provided case studies
  • Evaluate the impact of Transfrontier conservation activities on tourism in the SADC region
  • Identify and evaluate management challenges in the developing of TFCA’s


Strategic areas covered

  • Introduction to Trans-Frontier conservation areas
  • TFCA development, establishment and management
  • Challenges
  • Summary of TFCA benefits and opportunities and key considerations


Who can attend?

This course is suitable for natural resource managers, eenvironmental officers, private individuals who care about the state of the environment and those wishing to address the global environmental crisis. Applicants must have knowledge, comprehension and application of English.



This course is a NQF level 6 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College.


Course Duration

10 days


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