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National Geographic scientific research aids to preserve species in Okavango

Fri, 31 May 2019 12:46 - Environment

Luanda - The Environment minister of Angola, Paula Francisco Coelho, said on Thursday in Luanda that the National Geographic’s scientific research on wildlife, being conducted in Okavango area, will aid the preservation and protection of new species.

  • Angolan Environment minister, Paula Francisco Coelho
  • participants in the symposium on the Okavango project

The official, who was addressing the Preservation Symposium dubbed  "Lisima LYa Mwono", underlined that the work being conducted by the National Geographic in this region of Angola could aid to increase the preservation zone of the water of the rivers.

The Okavango/Zambeze (KASA) project launched in 1993 is the largest crooss-boder initiative in African continent  it has a 444,462 square kilometres connecting 36 preservation areas of Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia in the southern Africa region.