Kaza - A Mega-Park for Elephants

They roam until they find water. Over many kilometres - and if necessary, each year to a different place.

Over the last century borders, fences, settlements or mined areas have made life difficult for elephants almost everywhere in Africa. So that they can once again wander along their old routes, five countries in southern Africa are now creating a gigantic protection zone: the Kavango-Zambesi Transfrontier Conservation Area, KAZA. This involves linking existing national nature reserves through green corridors to a mega-park, where the elephants can move freely and the people can hope for a better life, for a future without war and poverty.
In December 2006, the five states concerned - Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - signed the KAZA treaty against the backdrop of the spectacular Victoria Waterfalls and thus laid the foundation for one of the most ambitious nature protection projects of the continent. It can count on considerable financial support also from Europe: the German Ministry of Development Aid is supporting the Mega-Park project with a two-digit million sum. KAZA is a hope for Africa and good news from this continent for the world.

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