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Maloti/Drakensberg Transfrontier Project

The Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Project (MDTP) is a five year World Bank funded intervention (2003 – 2007) that seeks to establish a framework for co-operation between Lesotho and South Africa in order to ensure the protection and sustainable use of the natural and cultural heritage of the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains for the benefit of present and future generations.

The main objectives of the project are to

  • Conserve globally significant biodiversity, while
  • Contribute to community development through facilitating sustainable livelihood opportunities which would include nature-based tourism, improved agricultural practices, land-care strategies and the new concept of the payment for environmental services.