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12 May 2008Breaking barriers

PEACE PARKS: THE WORLD'S MOST AUDACIOUS ECOTOURISM PROJECT? Southern Africa's transfrontier parks initiative aims to be the world's top nature-based tourism programme, writes SHARON VAN WYKIT SPANS ni

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25 April 2008His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelethini visits Peace Parks Foundation

His Majesty Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekizulu, the reigning king of the Zulu nation and his family honoured Peace Parks Foundation by visiting its offices on Saturday, 19 April 2008. With King Zwelethin

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23 April 2008Wild dogs kept at bay by invisible boundary

A novel experiment to protect endangered wild dogs is using the scent marks of unrelated wild dogs and hundreds of their scats to keep them within the safety of their new home in a Botswana nature res

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11 April 2008R2m grant to up-skill wildlife managers

Monday, 07 April 2008South Africa's Peace Parks Foundation has received a R2 million grant from the Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (MCFEA) to be used for the training of 240 wildlif

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31 March 2008A new CEO for Peace Parks Foundation

Monday, 31 March 2008Mr Werner Myburgh has been appointed as the new CEO of Peace Parks Foundation, as of 1 April 2008. He takes over from Prof Willem van Riet, who retires as CEO but has been appoint

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12 March 2008Endangered African wild dogs found a safe haven

South Africa and Botswana collaborate on translocationA pack of 18 African wild dogs, donated by South African National Parks, was last week translocated from Marakele National Park in Limpopo Provinc

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18 February 2008Transfrontier game reserves to share out 2010 benefits

by LEON MARSHALLNew life is being breathed into the imaginative initiative that aims to see parts of southern Africa turned into large networks of parklands spanning national boundaries.The driving fo

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18 February 2008Monitoring project now under way

MOZAMBIQUE has, in the past, been somewhat of a weak link in the turtle protection chain.It's hoped this will all change now that a transfrontier turtle monitoring project is in place.Dr Roelie Kloppe

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28 January 2008Long walk to freedom as elephants trek to Angola

A feisty cow leads her herd 180km north, giving hope to conservationists that Botswana's overpopulation problems might ease BY LEON MARSHALL An elephant cow named Lersatsi could hardly have known how

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22 January 2008Transfrontier park bountiful

The southern African Transfrontier Park initiative is bearing fruit particularly as far as endangered roan and sable antelope are concerned.These relocated species have adapted well to the new environ

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