INSTALLATION OF ELEPHANT DETERRENT WEBBING SYSTEM IN RESPONSE TO ELEPHANT CROP-RAIDING IN BOTETI AREA.
Human-elephant conflict (HEC) requires management efforts and application of strategic methods at the landscape level. Following the knowledge sharing and evaluation workshop held in Rakops (3rd-4th December 2020) for HEC resolution in Boteti area, the Boteti Rural Development Trust (BRDT) has installed Elephant Deterrent Webbing System (EDWS) on the 10th April 2021 in one of the pilot crop fields at Makhi cluster farms, about 20km west of Rakops village in the Boteti Sub-District. The EDWS is one of the strategic methods that was selected for combination with other strategies during the HEC resolution workshop. Read more
Bird Walk Note:
Dear BLB member, After announcing the forthcoming BLB attractions for March in yesterday’s e-mail, it has come to our attention that a Special Government Gazette has been published in which all sports events and recreational activities have been banned in Botswana until the end of the month. You can now drink as much beer as you like, but you may not socialise. This restriction also applies to weddings. Read more.
Using online platform to build local CBO Capacity, Building multi-sectorial capacity to tackle illegal wildlife poisoning, Biodiversity monitoring Training workshops in Wetland areas, District Council Presentation, Dead vultures incident near Mosu Village, World Wetlands Day,Education awareness session, African Bird Club Supports Communities, BirdLife Botswana statement on the recent vulture poisoning incident, Tirelo Sechaba(TS) officers orientation workshop, Evaluating human elephant conflict mitigation strategies in Makgadikgadi Wetland System, Xere cultural documentation for ecotourism venture