By Good News Network Friday, March 16, 2012
Five nations have agreed to launch the world's largest international conservation area to protect nearly half of Africa's elephants and a vast range of animals, birds and plants, many of them endangered by poaching and human encroachment.
At a ceremony in Namibia on Thursday government ministers from Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe put their official seal on a transfrontier treaty set to combine conservation in 36 nature preserves and surrounding areas.
(READ the AP story from Washington Post)
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