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2011-02-25 21:09
Ms. Lisa Janishevski, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Namibia designates its entire 976-mile coastline a national park

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Namibia designates its entire 976-mile coastline a national park, creating the 26.6 million-acre Namibia-Skeleton Coast National Park.

The Namibian coast is now the eighth largest protected area in the world and the largest park in Africa. The national park does not stop at the national borders – at the southern end it connects with South Africa’s Richetersveld National Park, while in the north it is linked to Angola’s Iona National Park. 

For more information: http://coastalcare.org/2011/02/whole-coastline-of-namibia-is-designated-a-national-park/
 

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