Namibia Designates Its Entire 976-Mile Coastline a National Park

Namibia has long embraced the idea that tourism can fund conservation. It's had some notable success with the strategy; the nation succeeded in stabilizing a once-endangered population of lions. Now, Namibia is upping the ante -- it just designated its entire coastline a national park. The new park spans 976 miles, and protects an area roughly the size of all of Portugal. The Telegraph has the full story.

Tags: Africa | Animals | Conservation

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