Massive Wildlife Reserve Established

170,000-sq mile park links 5 African nations


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Five governments in south Africa on Thursday announced the creation of the world’s biggest intra-country wildlife reserve. The park will protect several populations of animals that are threatened by poaching or require large tracts of unmolested land for migration. Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe have donated land totaling more than 170,000 square miles that will link 36 individual reserves. The park will be called the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. The territory holds nearly half of the country’s elephants and a large population of rhinoceros. “It is good news for conservation in southern Africa,” said Chris Weaver, an official at the World Wildlife Fund.

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