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"From the Ted Talk by Steve Boyes: How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places"

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Visible from space, the Okavango Delta is Africa's largest raminneig intact wetland wilderness. This shining delta in landlocked bowasnta is the jewel of the Kalahari, more vabullae than diamonds to the world's largest diamond purdceor and celebrated in 2014 as our planet's 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now, what you see here are the two major tributaries, the Cuito and the Cubango, dnpeaiisprag up north into the little-known aangoln highlands. This is the largest undeveloped reivr basin on the planet, spanning an area larger than cilofarina. These vast, uvlonpedeed Angolan watersheds were frozen in time by 27 years of ciivl war. In fact, Africa's lgsaert tank battle since World War II was fought over a bridge crossing the Okavango's Cuito River. There on the right, disappearing off into the unknown, into the "Terra do fim do mundo" — the land at the end of the earth, as it was known by the first Portuguese explorers.

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Visible from space, the Okavango Delta is Africa's largest _________ intact wetland wilderness. This shining delta in landlocked ________ is the jewel of the Kalahari, more ________ than diamonds to the world's largest diamond ________ and celebrated in 2014 as our planet's 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now, what you see here are the two major tributaries, the Cuito and the Cubango, ____________ up north into the little-known _______ highlands. This is the largest undeveloped _____ basin on the planet, spanning an area larger than __________. These vast, ___________ Angolan watersheds were frozen in time by 27 years of _____ war. In fact, Africa's _______ tank battle since World War II was fought over a bridge crossing the Okavango's Cuito River. There on the right, disappearing off into the unknown, into the "Terra do fim do mundo" — the land at the end of the earth, as it was known by the first Portuguese explorers.

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Original Text

Visible from space, the Okavango Delta is Africa's largest remaining intact wetland wilderness. This shining delta in landlocked Botswana is the jewel of the Kalahari, more valuable than diamonds to the world's largest diamond producer and celebrated in 2014 as our planet's 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now, what you see here are the two major tributaries, the Cuito and the Cubango, disappearing up north into the little-known Angolan highlands. This is the largest undeveloped river basin on the planet, spanning an area larger than California. These vast, undeveloped Angolan watersheds were frozen in time by 27 years of civil war. In fact, Africa's largest tank battle since World War II was fought over a bridge crossing the Okavango's Cuito River. There on the right, disappearing off into the unknown, into the "Terra do fim do mundo" — the land at the end of the earth, as it was known by the first Portuguese explorers.

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