19 August 2011

Southern Africa: Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza) officially launched

The Southern African countries of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe have signed an agreement on 18 August 2011 to create a giant conservation zone covering both the Okavango and Zambezi river basins.

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A total of 14 national parks and nature reserves, including world-famous Victoria Falls and the Okavango River delta, will be linked through the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza), which is stretching over an area half the size of France. The conservation zone will be the largest protected tourism zone in the world.

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