Showing posts from September 15, 2013

Why the Okavango Delta must be a World Heritage site


Why the Okavango Delta deserves World Heritage Nomination

Within Botswana landscapes lies a green  oasis,  inland Delta estimated  half the size of Belgium,  making it  Africas largest delta. It has permanent swamps approximately half the size of 6000 km2 Additionally it has 7000, 12000km of seasonal flooded grassland.It has permanent crystal clear waters with a sustainable ecosystem of remarkable habitat and diverse species. In world heritage terms, this area has outstanding values both naturally and culturally.
The Okavango is exclusively unique as it originates from the Angolan Highlands, makes two rivers namely Cuito and Cubango which join to form the 15000 km long Kavango, flows briefly in Namibia along Caprivi Strip before it enters in Botswana, where it is called the Okavango Delta.
Botswana through the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism is vying to  list this unique, magnificent feature to share it with the rest of the world.After  much  thorough research by all stakeholders  including communities  involved a well written…