The neighboring nations of Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe yesterday agreed to create a transborder conservation area with the aim of protecting biodiversity and promoting socioeconomic development in the region. The new Transfrontier Conservation Areas will pool the management of Mozambique’s Gaza Park, South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou Park. The agreement, signed by the nations’ environment ministers, notes that ecosystems transcend national boundaries and that international cooperation is needed to conserve natural resources.