16 August 2013

Peace Parks Foundation: The Limpopo National Park communities (video)

The Peace Parks Foundation just released a video about their involvement in the developments taking place in and around the one million hectare Limpopo National Park in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. When the park was proclaimed in 2001, Mozambique requested Peace Parks Foundation's assistance in overseeing its development. Owing to human/wildlife conflict, a voluntary resettlement programme is relocating communities living in the centre of the park, while those in the park's support zone are being assisted with improving their livelihoods.

The Peace Parks Foundation was founded as a not-for-profit organisation on 01 Feb 1997 by Dr Anton Rupert, HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and former South African president Dr Nelson Mandela. The mission of the Peace Parks Foundation is to facilitate the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (peace parks) and develope human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

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