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Objectives

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Limit the amount of buffalo range being burnt annually to less than 25%; Settle the Namibian indigenous buffalo population throughout (+-) its former range; Maintain buffalo in a non-threatened national conservation-status category (preferably SECURE); Maximize the net annual income from international safari hunting to make wildlife-based land use the highest valued production system for the Caprivi.
Increase the range accessible to buffalo through development of water supplies; Maintain a minimum range of 10,000km2 available to buffalo in the Caprivi; Increase the buffalo population in Caprivi to 15,000 animals within 30 years;

Undertake research to assess the degree of competition between buffalo and other species.

Maintain the range as an intact area without fragmentation resulting in isolated subpopulations;

Prevent that numbers of illegally killed buffalo annually exceed 1% of the population;

Ensure that both the State and Conservancies benefit equitably as the primary stakeholders, and safari operators as secondary stakeholders.
Secure key riparian habitats along the Kavango, Kwando, Linyanti, Chobe, and Zambezi River frontages to the maximum extent possible; Minimise the likelihood of buffalo contracting diseases from domestic livestock;
Maintain and enhance linkages with the Botswana buffalo population. Re-introduce disease-free buffalo to suitable areas Manage the disese free populations at Waterberg and Tsumkwe at a level below carrying capacity for maximum production. Raise funds for the State and Conservancies through the sale and export of disease-free buffalo at maximum financial values.