This park is on the border with Angola so, during the Civil War in Angola, the park was not safe.  It is now, though, coming back to life through help from Peace Parks Foundation.  Peace Parks is responsible for the development of conservation areas which cross international borders.  The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is a vast area covering parts of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.  Sioma Ngwezi is part of this development and slowly but surely work is being done and the wildlife is returning.  One of the biggest issues facing Botswana and Zimbabwe are the vast numbers of elephant which live in those countries.  Elephants can be very destructive to the environment.  Through KAZA it is hoped that the elephants can find their old migration routes back into Zambia, Namibia and Angola, thereby taking the pressure off Zimbabwe and Botswana.

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