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December 6, 2018 11:53 AM Debswana assists Basarwa reversion to indigenous knowledge

The Basarwa of Buhu displayed passion and commitment at the ongoing weeklong educational workshop organised by Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) in Letlhakane on Wednesday. OLDM has partnered with Ghanzi Craft Trust. The workshop looks to impart knowledge of using community-based natural resources, quality control, standards and packaging amongst 191

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Council To Impound Roaming Livestock

When addressing the media recently, council chairperson, Mpho Morolong said they were starting to implement the by-law Act because residents of Mochudi and other villages were complaining about livestock that roamed the village streets. “Kgatleng has land where people can take their livestock to. Within 22 Kgatleng villages, the council will collect 172

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM TK Unhappy With Plastic Bag Ban U-turn

Briefing the media last week, the minister said the decision for the postponement was taken in his absence. “The plastic ban was supposed to be effective the beginning of November and unfortunately I learned about the uplifting of the ban while I was out of the country and I do not know the reasons behind that,” he said. According to the minister, they initially 175

November 7, 2018 9:38 PM 400 buffaloes mysteriously mass drown in Chobe River

Initial investigations by authorities on both sides of the Botswana / Namibia Border suggest that an exceptionally large buffalo herd was grazing in Namibia when they stampeded into the Chobe river. that more than 400 animals drowned due to the massive movement of buffalo trampling, and falling from steep river banks. Carcasses have largely been removed 139

August 7, 2018 4:00 AM Poaching 'Ivory Tower' Discovered In Okavango Delta

Principal investigator of the Census Dr Mike Chase revealed their explosive discovery this week in a Poaching Report titled ‘Ivory Tower’. The report suggests that despite the perceived strict anti-poaching strategies by government, there is a major poaching frenzy on elephants happening in the highly protected Okavango Delta. “Today (August 3, 2018) we counted 121

July 19, 2018 10:12 AM US parliament passes bill to save Okavango Delta

The bipartisan legislation promotes sustainable economic development and conservation across Africa’s critical Okavango River Basin, which supports more than one million Angolans, Botswanans and Namibians, as well as the largest remaining elephant population in the world. “The Okavango Delta supports the economic livelihoods of over a million people 126

June 13, 2018 2:14 PM Suspected Foot and Mouth hits Ngamiland District

The director of veterinary services, Dr Letlhogile Modisa said this comes about after reports from farmers of sightings of cattle showing suspicious signs. Officials from the department of veterinary services followed up the allegations and found five animals that were showing sings that are consistent with the disease. He explained that export of all meat products 138

February 5, 2018 4:00 AM Farmers brace for disaster

The threat is evident in the numbers. By yesterday, 6,131 hectares of crops had been planted by 1,101 farmers across the country. This is in contrast to 384,250 hectares planted last season by 100,250 farmers. While the numbers in the 2016/17 season represented record highs driven by a strong rain season, the scale of the challenge facing farmers this year is unmistakable 132

November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species found, sparking fears for its survival

Researchers have identified a new species of orangutan in an isolated forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Fewer than 800 individuals remain, and the construction of a dam and road threaten the prime habitat of the ape, which is distinguished from its cousins by, among other things, frizzier hair and a taste for caterpillars. "As a scientist 595

October 29, 2017 7:11 PM Climate Change & Anthropocene Extinction 29: Last straw Madagascar bamboo lemur drying out

When you’re looking at the effects of climate change on the forests of Africa, you may be inclined to overlook Madagascar, the continent’s largest island. But especially when biodiversity is your concern, it deserves special attention. In fact Madagascar has more endemic-only tree species than any other African country. And although the Congo Basin – Africa’s 131