Monday, 21 November 2011

Treaty gives birth to peace park

FIVE southern African presidents have signed a treaty giving birth to the world’s largest conservation area – roughly the size of Sweden.
The 444000km2 Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, known as Kaza, is the latest addition to Africa’s system of “peace parks” – vast conservation areas that straddle international borders and big enough to encompass entire biomes.
The Peace Parks Foundation announced on Friday that the treaty had been signed at the Southern African Development Community summit in Luanda by the presidents of the five countries: Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.