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5 African Countries Form World’s Biggest Wildlife Conservation Area

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white rhino photo by Enaud Fulconis - IRF.orgFive 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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