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4 September 2006Peace be to the elephants

The Star EditorialTransfrontier parks are beginning to change the map of southern Africa. Even President Thabo Mbeki seems increasingly to see them as a way not only of serving nature by giving animal

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23 August 2006A bridge to a better life

WHILE many residents of the rural area surrounding the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park say they have not derived the anticipated benefits associated with tourism, the Minister for Environmental Affairs

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23 August 2006Going Wild!

FOR THE first time in a century, cheetahs are roaming in one of our World Heritage Sites!Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk released two of four cheetahs into the Umkhuze section of the Grea

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21 August 2006A new frontier

THE environmental advantages of transfrontier parks are obvious. Surely nature can only gain from the removal of fences that keep animals apart and cut through ecosystems.It is just so much better for

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18 August 2006Victory for conservation and ecotourism as three Presidents open Giriyondo Access Facility

WEDNESDAY, 16 AUGUST 2006:The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park's (GLTP) Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility was officially opened by Presidents, Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, Thabo Mbeki of South Afric

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7 August 2006Proud Kgalagadi: looking pretty good

Expecting red dunes and desert heat, Jazz Kuschke was amazed how good rains had transformed Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.ANY SEMI-DESERT WORTH its sand has a couple of showers a year. The past rainy s

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11 July 2006Namaqualand blooms

Northern Cape environmental officials yesterday described this year's Namaqualand wild flower season as one of the best in many years."People here believe it could be one of the prettiest floral displ

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4 July 2006Sani Pass to be tarred

The face of one KwaZulu- Natal's tourism icons will be irrevocably changed when Sani Pass is tarred by 2009. A public meeting at Sani Pass Hotel yesterday was informed that the project to resurface an

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4 July 2006European zoos to help restock african reserves

During the past few centuries, culminating in the Victorian era of the late 19th century, European obsession with exotic wildlife saw thousands of animals from Africa being transferred to the zoos of

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30 June 2006Transfrontier Peace Park straddling SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe closer to reality

THE proposed Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) including SA, Botswana and Zimbabwe is a step closer to reality with the signing of a memorandum by Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marth

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