Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:15 - Updated Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:14
Angolan species gain notoriety in National Geographic
NEW YORK - Twenty-four potential new animal species identified in the Cubango-Okavango, southeast of Angola, may gain worldwide notoriety as a result of the film ?Into the Okavango?, released Sunday in New York by National Geographic, Society.
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New York: National Geographic presents Okavango movie
Photo: Pedro Parente
The work that resulted in a two-hour and 47-minute film is expected to be watched by more than 700 million viewers worldwide and resulted from a working journeys of researchers teams with the US filmmaker in the region.
In the documentary, whose release was honored by the ministers of the Hotel and Tourism, Ângela Bragança, and the Environment, Paula Coelho, the National Geographic reflects the biodiversity and the way of life of the population living along the Cuito, Cuanavale and Cubango rivers.
This is the first full-fledged millionaire film without external funding in the last 15 years, said the expedition leader and producer Steve Boyes.
We have invested two million dollars for the world to realize the potential of the Angolan ecosystem, he said.
Angolan biologist Adjany Costa, a member of the expedition, said 34 new species had been discovered, which means there is still a lot to know about the country.
Of the 34 species of animals discovered, 24 are potentially new to science, which in the biologist's view is extraordinary for biodiversity.
The Zaza project is made up of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and, due to its characteristics, has one of the greatest potentialities in the conservation and protection of wildlife, flora and fauna, but also in attracting tourism to this part of Africa.
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