Botswana’s Okavango Delta has been listed as the 1000th World Heritage site as of today, making this a momentous occasion for all who have worked for this. This area is key to saving Botswana’s elephants and is home to 24 species of globally threatened birds. The Delta is a haven for so many threatened large mammals such as Rhino, Lion, Cheetah and African Wild Dog. Support came from IUCN and the thousands of people who depend on the Okavango Delta for their livelihood.
The award seems more important when it is highlighted that the Okavango Delta is the last remaining wetland wilderness in Africa. The Okavango Delta is not just important to Botswana, but to the whole world.