Our duty to protect the environment, Nelson Mandela

circa 1994 CESouth Africa

"I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment."

in Catherine Pool, "Transboundary Protected Areas as a Solution to Border Issues," Nebraska Anthropologist 23 (2006): 41.

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