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Wildlife invades human settlements, villages in Ngamiland

SHARE   |   Thursday, 03 October 2019   |   By Ricardo Kanono
Elephants share a water hole with livestock in Nxaraga, Ngamiland Elephants share a water hole with livestock in Nxaraga, Ngamiland

*Eye Witness Account

More & More wildlife moving closer and closer to human settlements in search of water which will result in an increase in human/wildlife conflicts unfortunately

Sometimes all that is needed to get the ball rolling is a "Directive" otherwise we shall forever move in circles, the situation in the Okavango Delta has reached crises level that will become worse before it becomes better.

1.BDF & Wildlife Deployment should move water based wildlife to where there is sufficient water for their survival. For example, Chanoga as a matter of urgency

2. More boreholes should be drilled as a matter of urgency to refill watering holes in the Okavango Delta for both Human and Wildlife consumption as it is the case in the CKGR & various privately owned resorts around the Okavango Delta

*the author is a Maun based tourist operator, who runs safaris into the Okavango Delta on a daily basis. He writes from Nxaraga



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