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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:30 - Updated Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:30

National Geographic scientists study Cuvango flora and fauna

Cuvango - A group of 99 scientists from the National Geographic Society has been since Thursday in Cuvango municipality, 356 kilometers east of the city of Lubango, Huila province, to study the fauna and flora of the region.

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Detail of Cunene river

Photo: Pedro Parente

At a meeting held today (Friday) in the meeting hall of the municipal administration of the Cuvango, Steve Boyes, from the National Geographic Society, said that the intention is to continue the studies carried out in the province of Cuando Cubango.

The scientist said he was aware that the municipality of Cuvango, bathed by the Cubango River, has potential in these two segments and should be well studied and cataloged, hence the need to do hard work and show the world how many species live in Angola.

For this expedition, Steve Boyes said that the scientists will work with the natives to facilitate communication, since it goes from the Cubango River to the province of Cuando Cubango, an area where similar action has already been taken.

"We hope to find a diversity of animals and plants that are unknown in the world of science and thus launch the sustainable development of the country, starting with tourism and help the government in its program of diversification of the economy," he said.

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