Talk:African national parks

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The UNESCO World Heritage List includes many African parks and several countries not currently listed here. Cameroon and Democratic Republic of the Congo are examples. Someone could mine that list to improve this one. (WT-en) Pashley 21:30, 25 April 2006 (EDT)

Capitalization within title[edit]

As "national park" by itself wouldn't normally be capitalized because the term is not itself a proper name, would there be any objection to renaming this article African national parks? Is so, why? I plan on making the change quite soon if no objection is stated. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:11, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

No objections raised. Done. Nurg (talk) 10:13, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

This article has a lot of red links — way too many, and I don't know whether the national parks the red links are for should have articles or not. Would everyone be okay with taking out the links that are broken? Selfie City (talk) 00:39, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

I suppose any national park is worth an article, they are destinations more or less by definition. I'd agree Namibia and Zambia seem to have too many red links. For them the most important ones should be chosen, and more added only when those are created (and probably a National parks of Namibia etc. should be created at some point). For the other countries the number of redlinks is moderate, and redlinks just mean there is work to do. --LPfi (talk) 10:21, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Rail travel in Africa was a somewhat similar (although much worse) situation and that was redirected to Africa#By train. Also, how does the definition of a national park in these countries compare? Sometimes, parks are intended for tourists while in others they are more intended to protect flora and fauna. Of course, the two overlap, but you get what I mean. Selfie City (talk) 16:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
I do not know the terms in the domestic languages, but I've understood a national park is specifically intended to also cater for visitors. There are nature reserves for where protection is the only motive (or the one that counts in decisions). Anyway, where half the parks have articles, I have no reason to doubt also the others are interesting destinations – with the overall lack of coverage in most of Africa, I suppose parks with articles are truly outstanding. --LPfi (talk) 17:36, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
That is quite likely, since Africa has plenty of great scenery, although I've never been there. Anyway, I've got it in my projects list now. Selfie City (talk) 17:42, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
So I've done some work. I have removed the red links with no descriptions in Namibia and some of the red links in the Zambia one. Selfie City (talk) 21:50, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
African national parks should probably be broken up into regional areas matching Africa - General overview of African national parks with a representative number of important parks with sub regional pages with a more complete list -- as far as red links go - just means there is no article and would probably be nice to create articles for them and indicates to me African articles might need more attention? Time for an Expedition? - don't like red links then take out the brackets :) -- I put in wikidata ids for those markers missing them (quite a few) and adding text as time permits. Also have been doing same for markers in African Regions. Just a thought - Cheers! -- Matroc (talk) 06:58, 8 November 2018 (UTC)