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Mozambique President: Peace Parks Help Development, Quality of Life

Mozambique President Armando Guebuza says the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is helping contribute to the economic development and quality of life in southern Africa.

At a news conference during a U.S.-Africa business summit Wednesday, Mr. Guebuza said the park, which stretches across South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, is also promoting peace and cooperation in the region.

He said protecting and sustaining the park, a project facilitated by the Peace Park Foundation, is helping reduce poverty, create jobs and empower southern African communities.

The Limpopo Transfrontier Park is a project of the Peace Parks Foundation. The group works closely with governments to establish conservation parks that cross country borders. They say these large, wild-animal parks support sustainable economic development, conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.