Natural Resource Management

The Mkuze River Conservation Project (MRCP) was implemented in the area adjacent to the community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The southern boundary of the Reserve is the midline of the Mkuze River, which had to be fenced out of the reserve because of the local communities’ dependence on the river for water. This resulted in the development of a complicated water delivery system for the reserves wildlife, which depend on boreholes or water pumped from the River into the reserve.

Funded by the CEPF, the MRCP aimed to work in conjunction with the communities to investigate and develop an environmentally, socially and economically beneficial plan to expand the protected area south of the Mkuze River.

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