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“KAZA - ein Megapark für Elefanten”

Cornelia Volk (Deutschland) - 58 min

Saturday, 15. Nov. 2008 from 08:00 in Grazer Congress - Grüner Saal       

Elephants keep walking until they find water, every year to another place. If necessary, they overcome incredible distances. In the last century, frontiers, fences, residential areas and mined territories hindered the elphants’ movement almost anywhere in Africa. In order to help them find their original routes again, green corridors will be built to connect Namibia’s, Angola’s, Botswana’s, Simbabwe’s and Sambia’s wildlife sanctuaries, so forming the Kavango-Zambesi Transfrontier Conservation Area, in short KAZA. As elephants have become too numerous especially in Botswana, this initiative enables them to find water and pastures in the neighbouring countries without encountering difficulties. In Angola elephants could become a tourist attraction. Traditional patriarchs in Namibia are trying to make people aware of how they can live with and profit from the return of the wild elephants.