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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:14 - Updated Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:39

Minister announces creation of institute for Palanca Negra protection

Malanje - The Ministry of the Environment plans to create an institute dedicated to the study, management, conservation and protection of the Palanca Negra Gigante (giant sable antelope), announced Tuesday in Malanje, the incumbent minster, Fátima Jardim.

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Mais de uma centenas de animais foram descobertos recentemente

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The initiative, according to the minister, should be installed in Malanje and will facilitate the exchange of experiences between partners in safeguarding the species, existing only in the Cangandala Park, Malanje province.

This fact was announcement during a meeting with the provincial governor, Norberto Fernandes dos Santos "Kwata Kanawa" and partners, namely the United Nations representative to Angola, Pier Paolo Balladelli, and  Endiama EP CEO, Carlos Sumbula, on the sidelines of their visit to Malanje, aiming at essentially to outline strategies to strengthen the conservation area of the Cangandala National Park.

According to the minister,  Palanca Negra Gigante  has become a symbol not only for Angola but also universally, which implies the creation of a body in charge of the continuity of the species, so it is thought of the creation of this institute, whose project already has some partnerships.

Accordingly, she requested the engagement of the local government in its implementation.
Fatima Jardim announced the intention of expanding the habitat of the giant black palanca, due to the discovery of more than a hundred of the population of this species, along the river Luando, around the park, in favor of biodiversity.

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