The peace parks

The peace parks

Most people talk about the "Kenya Elephants" and the "lions of South Africa", but in fact most of the animals have always followed their old hunting and feeding routes, regardless of man-made boundaries. Problems arise when they meet the needs of the cultivation or urbanization of man.

In Victorian times, Africa was distributed as if it were a pack of cards. Artificial political frontiers were drawn not respecting the tribal regions and fragmented the established clans. National parks were created to correct this problem, as their name says, so nationals are located within the borders of a country. However, the parks of Peace went a step further. Conceived by Dr. Anton Rupert and with the help of Prince Bernando of the Netherlands and Mandela, with the desire that wildlife could move freely across the borders of Africa. Cooperation between countries will promote ecological tourism, which will provide economic resources, work and prosperity to some people living in absolute poverty.

As Dr. Rupert says; We believe in the philosophy that defends the need for man and nature to be in harmony.

The idea of he founders is to bring the Parks of Peace all over the planet, to encompass some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and East and West. The project has the collaboration of 112 countries. Despite the cross-border character of these parks, each of these countries preserves the absolute sovereignty of the part that remains within its territory.

Africa is beautiful as well as the project but in Africa little territory is reserved for the development of wildlife. Farms exceed established limits, and poachers are at their best, and in some areas, there is scarcity of wildlife due to civil war. On the other hand, there is an excess of fauna in the Kruger Park in South Africa. Hence the great example of the transcendental importance of peace parks since the removal of the fences between Mozambique and South Africa has generated an excessive population of elephants that translates into a full life of game reserves.