This is the Lower Zambezi National Park in southern Zambia. The view you can see behind the majestic elephant is about to be ruined forever with a vast open-cast copper mine, courtesy of Zambezi Resources Limited, an Australian company which has, um, "convinced" the Zambian Government to overthrow the decision made by its own government environmental agency, ZEMA, and allow mining to go ahead INSIDE A NATIONAL PARK. ZEMA threw out Zambezi Resources' Environmental Impact Statement in September 2012 and a parliamentary committee ruled that the Kangaluwi copper project should not go ahead. On January 20 Zambian land, natural resources and environment minister Harry Kalaba overruled these decisions and greenlighted the mine. THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPPED NOW!
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We need to embarrass the Zambian Government into understanding that the Lower Zambezi Valley and National Park are part of a greater environment which is has been declared a World Heritage site (Mana Pools National Park, which lies directly opposite the Lower Zambezi National Park on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River). Mining, and particularly open-cast pit mines of the kind which have…
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