Fire: Build and maintain a network of firebreaks;
Prevent the same areas being burnt each year; (see limiting
factors for buffalo)
Create a minimum of about five permanent game watering
points in the Caprivi Game Reserve.
Position the water points evenly across the Caprivi
Strip to give access to additional grazing and to enable
animals to traverse between the core wildlife areas
at each end.
Additional water points may also be needed in the Forest
Elephants: Reduce the
elephant population in the Caprivi to less than 0.5
Monitoring: Satellite imagery can be used for
detailed fire mapping (Mendelsohn & Roberts 1997, p
24-25). Minimum effective requirements should be defined.
Artificial water point utilization needs to be monitored
and quantified to asses their success e.g. through aerial
surveys in the late dry season and records of spoor
and sightings near waterholes.
Adequate capacity for controlling fires and building
and maintaining supplementary water points;
Public and political support;
Coordination and collaboration with communities neighboring
parks in the Caprivi;