Mutual De-fence Treaty
Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe plan to sign a historic agreement next month to create a massive wildlife park that will protect elephants, leopards, rhinos, lions, and buffalo. Wildlife ministers from the three nations will agree to remove the fences that divide their wildlands in order to create a reserve area of about 38,000 square miles, three times the size of the Netherlands. The new park is expected to boost eco-tourism in the region. International donor agencies have pledged millions of dollars to help with the project, and the three countries are hoping to attract additional funding from private investors.