Building science bridges in BotswanaSCIDEV.NET | 24 Apr 2012
On the outskirts of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Botswana is taking advantage of expertise from across Africa to solve national science problems, according to a feature in the TWAS Newsletter.The institute is part of the University of Botswana. The single...
Women Use Natural Resources to Escape Poverty in Botswanaglobalpressinstitute.org | 26 Oct 2011
Instead of succumbing to poverty and hunger, resourceful women in Botswanas rural areas have used the land to start their own businesses. From collecting firewood, worms, fruit and grass to making baskets and pottery, local women say they sell natures treasures in order to sustain their families and survive.
Kalahari Bushmen win right to landAfrica News | 31 Jan 2011
The Kalahari Bushmen have regained legal access to the water on their ancestral land, following a ruling by the Botswana's Court of Appeal. The bushmen filed an appeal against a judgement in 2010 that stopped their access to the natural water supply in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Kalahari Bushmen inremarkable legal victoryBBC World Service | 28 Jan 2011
An appeals court in Botswana has ruled that indigenous Bushmen can drill wells for water on their traditional land in the Kalahari Game Reserve. The judgement is a remarkable victory for the Bushmen. Not only has the court upheld their right to water in the Kalahari Desert, but it has criticised the government's treatment of the bushmen as "degrading".
Group Says Botswana Bushmen Evicted over Diamondsips.org | 05 Nov 2010
An international boycott of Botswana diamonds aims to draw greater attention to the governments mistreatment of native Kalahari Bushmen. The rights group Survival International launched the boycott in San Francisco and London Tuesday with a protest outside the diamond retailer De Beers, which is...
BOTSWANA: Acquiring a Taste for Recycled WaterInter Press Service | 20 Aug 2010
Many Batswana are quick to recoil at the mere mention of drinking treated wastewater. "As soon as I hear it is treated waste water, my mind will be flooded with the images of the waste water before being treated and I will never drink it," says 25-year-old Chandida Matebu, the look on her face...
Kavango-Zambezi to be the world's biggest trans-frontier parkAfricaFiles | 07 Apr 2010
With environmental degradation taking its toll a new conservation park that spans five countries - Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe - has been created. It will include 36 national parks, game reserves, community conservancies, and game management areas. FJ
Workshop identifies environment hiccupshttp:mmegi.bw | 02 Sep 2009
Officially opening a workshop to address barriers to implementation and self-allocation of ecologically sensitive areas, illegal harvesting of sand and gravel across the Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Tawana Land Board chairman Parret Dlodlo was optimistic that a clear enforcement strategy would be developed to rectify the situation.
ECZ Gives Thumbs-Up to Cross-Border Power ProjectAllAfrica.com | 31 Aug 2009
Cross-border infrastructure development with Botswana has lately topped the agenda in discussions in Zambia. A specific example is the approval by the Environmental Council of Zambia (ECZ) to construct the Zambia-Zimbabwe-Botswana-Namibia hydropower inter-connector.
Country 'Frees Hunting Bushmen'AllAfrica.com | 07 Aug 2009
Six Botswana bushmen found guilty of hunting without a permit on their ancestral land have been set free with a caution, a lobby group says.
Floods could destroy cropsMmegi Online | 19 Jun 2009
Although no official assessment has been carried, it is feared that the recent downpours have wrought havoc on crops in the fields. This could have disastrous consequences for the country's efforts to increase food production through the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development Programme (ISPAAD).
SPTC Rewarded For Clean, Green EnvironmentMmegi Online | 11 Jun 2009
The Selebi-Phikwe Town Council (SPTC) has been awarded a certificate of recognition for its stewardship in environmental health and protection.
Cold Weather ForecastMmegi Online | 10 Jun 2009
The severe winter and heavy rains will be felt throughout the country, according to the Department of Meteorological Services' Weather Forecasting Division.
'Environment, clean days' to be commemorated tomorrowMmegi Online | 08 Jun 2009
The hosts, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in the Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism will celebrate the day under the theme, "Your Planet Needs You-Unite To Combat Climate Change." The theme will focus on issues of climate change and global warming which pose a serious threat to humankind.
More floods expectedIRIN News | 18 May 2009
More floods should be expected in Botswana, the Red Cross has warned. Almost 4,000 people were displaced in March 2009 by some of the worst flooding ever seen in the northwest, prompting criticism of the country's early warning system.
Labour Funds Bankroll Green ScorpionsMmegi Online | 17 Mar 2009
A new government agency to control environmental pollution will be financed by money from Labour Intensive Works programme of the Ministry of Local Government.
Bible Life Plants Trees In PhikweMmegi Online | 09 Mar 2009
Bible Life Ministries in Selebi-Phikwe planted 30 trees recently along the newly constructed road in Mekorong in Phase 3.
FCC In Search Of Answers To FloodingMmegi Online | 05 Mar 2009
It appears the Francistown City Council's window-shopping efforts have finally netted them experts who could come up with a solution to flooding that has been bedeviling the city for a long time.
Botswana to get earthquake detectorsMmegi Online | 17 Dec 2008
The Department of Geological Survey (DGS) in collaboration with the University of Botswana scientists have embarked on an ambitious nation-wide seismological network project.
Mogae highlights climate change dangersDaily News Botswana | 16 Dec 2008
The United Nations Special envoy on climate change and former Botswana President, Mr Festus Mogae met with the delegation of Botswana on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change in Poland last week. In his short brief, Mr Mogae highlighted the importance of creating awareness for the country in connection with the consequences of not acting timeously against climate change.