Ngamiland Sustainable Land management Project Celebrates World Environment Day

Jul 1, 2016

World Environment Day was commemorated at Matlapana Kgotla in Maun on the 30th June 2016 with the theme, Zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade: go wild for life.  The theme’s message for Botswana highlighted that every two days rhinoceros are killed for a few kilograms of keratin (the same type of protein that makes hair and fingernails grow), as keratin is believed to have medicinal and aphrodisiac properties). Botswana is recognized as a safe haven for these endangered species due to the government and other interested entities’ commendable efforts in wildlife protection. 

The day was celebrated with a series of activities from various conservation practitioners being; community leaders, primary schools in the vicinity and members of the public. Everyone came to display and showcase what they are doing to protect the environment through; information desks and stalls, theatrical plays, reciting poems, dancing to music (both traditional and contemporary music), that gave emphasis to the theme. 

Ngamiland Sustainable Land management Project staff seized the opportunity to share information on the role of their project in the district, also giving information on conservation in general and the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Botswana. 

Contact UNDP SLM Ngamiland

Phemelo Victor Ramalefo-Project Officer-SLM Ngamiland Tel: +267 6840255 Cell: +267 73278252

Boipelo Besele-UNDP Communications Officer  Tel: +267 3633724 Cell: +267 74416673

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