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Elephants at Marabou Pan PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Elephants at Marabou Pan PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe - Space for Giants this week announced two new Conservation Investment Initiatives for west and southern Africa based on its Uganda pilot that is on course to unlock $60m of business investment in less than two years.

The new initiatives were announced at the close of the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Environment Africa Wildlife Economy Summit in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, attended by the Presidents of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, and Namibia, and ministerial delegations from at least 12 African countries.

Space for Giants will support the African Wildlife Foundation and the World Bank on the process in Zimbabwe, guided by the Conservation Investment Toolkit Space for Giants launched at the same Summit a day earlier.

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