• An Update Direct From the Okavango, for World Wetlands Day

    11 monthes ago - By National Geographic

    This year I am celebrating World Wetlands Day in Luanda, Angola where we have just launched the new Portuguese issue of the National Geographic magazine, featuring an article documenting our journey to the source of one of Africa's most important wetland systems- the Okavango-Zambezi Basin. There is a new energy in the city, with a new administration in place. Just yesterday the new government held its commitment to halt all timber harvesting until new policies with greater regulations are in place. This is encouraging for our aim to help protect the important wetlands of the...
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  • World Wetlands Day salute: Okavango Delta and NatGeo's Okavango Wilderness Project

    11 monthes ago - By National Geographic

    In observance of World Wetlands Day, National Geographic salutes the heroic work of the Okavango Wilderness Project, working to preserve the largest freshwater wetland in Southern Africa - and the main source of water for a million people. Spanning southern Angola, Namibia, and northern Botswana, the Okavango Basin is one of Africa's richest places for biodiversity, all dependent on fresh water originating in Angola's highlands, which converge into rivers flowing through Namibia into Botswana. Over the years of the project and before, National Geographic has gathered hundreds of stunning...
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