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Promoting connectivity and maintaining tree cover through community engagement

In a context of high anthropic and agricultural pressure, it is important to maintain physical connectivity between the protected areas by supporting communities to recognise and support the management of forest corridors on village lands that are used as migratory routes for wildlife.

Participatory land-use plans and rural appraisals will be conducted by WWZ community governance structures to implement appropriate community planning and monitoring protocols; priority corridors and core forest areas will be identified/confirmed and then monitored.

Community agreements and participation measures will be put in place to mitigate impacts of connectivity bottlenecks across the landscape. Direct links to livelihood support will be focused on those communities adjacent to priority corridors to provide clear incentives to maintain and enhance them.