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Five African Nations Sign Up for Conservation Zone the Size of California


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Simone
- 2728 days ago - newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
Five southern African countries have signed into place the region's biggest and most ambitious transfrontier conservation project yet. It covers a sparsely populated region of 444,000 square kilometers (171,429 square miles;



   

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Rachel D (57)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 1:35 am
This sounds like good news. I hope they respect the rights of the people living on the land while they're creating this conservation zone and not try to turn it into some corporate-controlled tourist haven
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 9:58 am
really beautiful :)
 

Bob P (394)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 8:41 am
great news best of luck with the project
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 1:05 pm
very good news indeed, thanks
 

M B (62)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 2:55 pm
Good luck for this special project.
 

Lisa AWAY (204)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 4:06 pm
Yes, good news!
 

Angela Weber (27)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 4:10 pm
Sounds like a good plan. Much more environmental than a lot of other countries. Let's hope it succeeds and the animals and indigenous people of these areas with thrive.
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 4:37 pm
Very good news. I am so tired of Elephant & other species being poached.
 

Sheila D (28)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 5:32 pm
Excellent news! Thanks for sharing. I wish these governments all the best.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 6:52 pm
Good reading. Thanks for sharing.
 

pam w (139)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 7:18 pm
I'm very familiar with this beautiful area and hope for the best! One hopes that, with careful management, wildlife herds will thrive and tourists can visit, bringing money and good will to everyone.
 

Azaima A (207)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 8:31 pm
great news
 

Ellen m (215)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 9:03 pm
I hope whatever tourists may come bring the extra dollars that will be used fr poaching patrols and whatever upkeep is needed to keep this wonderful idea in harmony with the the areas indigenous...people and animal.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 2, 2011, 2:25 am
I have travel through some of the areas and am glad they have done it.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 2, 2011, 6:02 am
yeas, very Great news this is :-) Hoping. TY Simone.
 

dAlbert M (13)
Friday September 2, 2011, 1:22 pm
'Ex-Afrique semper alique novi" (Something New Always comes out of Africa) ,Pliny the Elder, a Former Roman Procurator in Africa and the most prolific Roman author/scientist ! He will INDEED be proved partly right IF THIS NEW CONSERVATION ZONE THE SIZE OF CALIFORNIA DOES INDEED COME ABOUT WITHIN AS LITTLE A TIME AS POSSIBLE ! WE HOPE STEPS TO BRING IT ABOUT WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND IT WILL BE UP AND RUNNING WITHIN MONTHS, WITH A SIZEABLE, ROBUSTLY ARMED ,WELL INTEGRATED MULTI-NATIONAL ,WELL-EQUIPPED RAPIDLY MOBILE ARMY WITH ARMOURED VEHICLES AND HELICOPTERS TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE ITS OCCUPANTS AND ECOSYSTEMS FROM THE DANGEROUSLY ARMED ARMY OF POACHERS ALREADY AT LARGE ! CONGRATULATIONS AND WE WISH YOU SUCCESS !!
 

Justin R (0)
Friday September 2, 2011, 2:51 pm
Sounds wonderful and a great Thank You to the participating states. But it must be also assured that poachers are met head-on! A no-mercy policy!
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Friday September 2, 2011, 3:54 pm
Good for them! Good for Us!! Great News!!!
 

pam wilkerson (14)
Friday September 2, 2011, 7:27 pm
Sounds like great news and the waterfall is sooooo beauiful!!!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday September 2, 2011, 8:09 pm
Sounds great , thanks !
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 2, 2011, 9:00 pm
Thank you.
 

Lisa H (180)
Friday September 2, 2011, 10:09 pm
This is wonderful! I have to wonder how they plan to stop the poachers and other violators, since they cannot seem to stop them anywhere else in Africa.
 

Bonnie B (103)
Friday September 2, 2011, 10:18 pm
This is lovely, I hope their dreams for this come true and that they become teachers of other nations to do this and how to do this.
 

Pat Vee (13)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 1:34 am
Thankyou this sounds realy good .
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 1:58 am
Good news their come up with their senses..Thank you Simone for sharing
 

janet f (29)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 4:45 am
It isn't enough to set aside lands to ensure wildlife protection, punishment of those caught poaching and enforcement of laws need to be carried out.
 

Jill V (416)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 8:55 am
I hope that there will be wildlife to put in all that land...ravaged by war, was there anything left alive in Angola? I do remember that at the time of Princess Dianas death, she was bringing to the worlds attention the suffering of humans and elephants by left over land mines, which littered Angola...Caprivi strip was another huge SA military base if I am not mistaken. and once they do find some animals to put in there, are they going to compensate all the villagers who will be upset by the animals eating their crops and perhaps their neighbours? Its a very good idea though! lets hope it works at some stage.
 

RosemaryRannes Rannes (643)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 9:44 am
Simone i really appreciate this news report. I agree with Ellen McCabe expressing my thoughts too. Additionally opening up the corridor for the Ele's migration to return to Angola is amazing!
I appreciate what Jill said too and hope that the indigenous peoples who have suffered and remain poverty stricken will be compensated through all of these changes by the governments.
Tourism always concerns me - 'eco' friendly must be absolutely enforced to protect migration routes from being over developed with roads that lead to hospitality sites. Pros + cons = economic gains
We can only hope for responsible stewardship of the land,wildlife and especially for the indigenous peoples and magnificent rivers that support all .
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 10:35 am
Great!
 

Carl W Coleman (0)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 11:35 am
Wonderful action!!! (If we stop overpopulating [Population Connction.org], worldwide, maybe won't need to conserve so much!

Please, visit their site, PLEASE !!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 11:55 am
Good news:-)
 
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