Sustainability of wildlife utilisation in the Chobe district, Botswana

by Excellent Hachileka

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Article from South African geographical journal, Vol.85, No.1, 2003 (pp.50-57).

Other titlesSouth African geographical journal.
StatementE. Hachileka.
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  The continued threat to the forest and land resources has been acknowledged in many parts of Botswana. In , a field study was carried out to assess the structure and composition of Chobe and Kasane Forest Reserves. In both forest reserves ten plots (25 m x 25 m) were established at m inter-plot spacing along a transect of 1 km. The information recorded from each sample plot . In the far north-eastern corner of Botswana the Chobe River cuts a green swathe through the land and provides the best boat-based animal watching in Africa. There are literally hundreds of Elephant, Hippo and Crocodile and plenty of Lion and other predators, all of which can be seen from the comfort of a cruising riverboat. Giant Fish Eagle remain perched on a branch as you drift by and one. Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance Read more Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme. and wildlife management areas across the Zimbabwean border. This movement and dilution of wildlife within most of the forest reserves and the northern part of Chobe national park takes place just prior to the start of the regular hunting season in April. Vegetation Chobe contains the only true forests and deciduous woodlands within Botswana.

Forest Reserves (Maikaelelo, Chobe, Sibuyu, Kasane, Kasane Extension, and Kazuma forest reserves) operations covering over 4,km2 strengthened leading to reduced destruction of wildlife habitats and increased nature-based tourism activities. Indicators: 50% decrease in fire incidence over a baseline of,ha/annum. Referred to as ‘The Land of The Giants’, Chobe National Park is located in the north-east corner of Botswana. Chobe is located at the confluence of the Chobe River, and is home to Africa’s largest elephant population (some even say it’s the largest concentration of elephant in the World). Listing Of Botswana Parks & Wilderness Reserves For Your Wildlife Safari In Southern Africa. The Botswana tourism brand of “Africa’s Best Kept Secret” is founded on the protection of its delicate environment and the pursuit of consistent sustainable development for its people. Chobe National Park, with its four ecosystems, is known for its largest wildlife concentration in Africa, extends over an area of 10, square kilometres (4, sq mi).Initially established as a reserve area in became the first gazetted national park in Chobe River valley forms the northeast part of the park and has thick forests and lush green plains.

Best wildlife safaris in Botswana. Botswana's wildlife safaris are perhaps the best in Africa: the vast reserves are usually un-fenced, so the wildlife runs free between them; many areas are private, guaranteeing truly exclusive wildlife safaris; and at their heart that the Okavango Delta is one of the world's most amazing environments. A Chobe day trip is a unique opportunity to experience some of the best game viewing in Africa. A Chobe day trip is designed for visitors staying in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), that would like to visit the Chobe National Park in Botswana for the day. About. Samson Kenneth Kabajan KAUNDA (aka “The Nature Detective”) is a seasoned indigenous wildlife ecologist by training, and conservationist by persuasion, with strong Chobe District origins Title: Senior Lecturer & Researcher at .   Alexander is co-founder of the Center for Conservation of African Resources: Animals, Communities, and Land Use in Botswana. Her research focuses on international development and public and wildlife health with an emphasis on balancing human health and environmental sustainability.

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Abstract This paper assesses the influence of policies on the ecological, economic and sociological sustainability of wildlife utilisation using a case study of.

ABSTRACT This paper assesses the influence of policies on the ecological, economic and sociological sustainability of wildlife utilisation using a case study of Chobe District in northern Botswana. The paper further assesses how some international conventions influence the conservation and utilisation of wildlife resources in by: This paper assesses the influence of policies on the ecological, economic and sociological sustainability of wildlife utilisation using a case study of Chobe District in northern Botswana.

Okavango Delta is the second largest area (after the Chobe region), for these species in Botswana (Department of Wildlife and National Parks, ). The three villages of Gudigwa, Sankuyo and Khwai were Botswana book selected for this study because of their experience with the CBNRM programme.

Resource conflicts in wildlife areas of Botswana continue to pose threats to the sustainability of natural resources such as wildlife, particularly in the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. The objective Sustainability of wildlife utilisation in the Chobe district this paper, therefore, is to examine the utilisation and management of wildlife resources at Moremi Game Reserve (MGR) and the Cited by: Utilisation Division, and the staff of the Licensing and Utilisation Unit, Anti-Poaching Challenges to the Sustainable Management of Botswana’s Wildlife 1 Table Estimated Population of Selected Wildlife Species in Chobe District - Wildlife and National Parks, MEWT and local community Diversification of tourism facilities to les s populated parts of Chobe National Park Land available Poor infrastructur e Identification of strategic joint venture partner (s) Non-consumptive tourism (Utilization of Chobe Forest reserves) Tourism potential Review of legislation on forest.

This paper examines traditional African wildlife utilization activities, Wildlife, Livestock and Animal Disease Reservoirs. In: H.H.T. Prins et al. (ed.) Wildlife Conservation by Sustainable Use, p.

81–, Kluwer An Assessment of the Human Rights Situation of Basarwa in Selected Communities in the Gantsi District, Botswana. Gaborone. Wildlife in Botswana | Everything to know: The wilds of Northern Botswana safeguard the largest elephant population in the world.

Huge breeding herds and large solitary bulls traverse the landscapes of Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. Chobe’s broad-leaved woodlands and riparian forests are home to the endemic Chobe bushbuck and other.

Botswana has five Forest Reserves (FR) in Chobe District ranging from a small FR of 16, ha (Kazuma FR) to almost ten times that ( Chobe FR). The size of each FR and their location are shown in Figures 1 and 2. Figure 2: Size of Chobe’s Forest Reserves Source: DFRR data.

Hachileka E () Sustainability of wildlife utilization in the Chobe District, Botswana. S Afr Geogr J 85(1)–57 CrossRef Google Scholar Hemson G, Mills MGL, Johnson PJ () Community, lions, livestock and money: a spatial and social analysis of attitudes to wildlife and the conservation of value of tourism in a human-carnivore conflict.

At Chobe Holdings Limited (“Chobe”) we believe in creating shared value through our integrated approach of investing in wildlife, investing in people and investing in Botswana. We do this by developing meaningful and longstanding relationships with communities, organisations and programmes in line with the values of Botswana’s Vision the influence of policies on the ecological, economic and sociological sustainability of wildlife utilisation using a case study of Chobe District in northern Botswana.

The paper assesses how some international conventions influence the conservation and utilisation of wildlife resources in Botswana. The approach used in the study was essentially a literature information and clarify an. Sustainability of wildlife utilisation in the Chobe district, Botswana Author E.

Hachileka Source: South African Geographical Journal = Suid-Afrikaanse Geografiese Tydskrif 85. wise management and sustainable utilisation of the wildlife resource Kwando-Linyanti and the Chobe River systems while some species are found in dams. Information about fish Botswana continues to manage wildlife under free range condition.

WILDLIFE, NATIONAL PARKS AND TOURISM INTRODUCTION In today’s global environment, the management and sustainable utilisation of natural resources is a major challenge facing Governments and their national economies.

In this regard, countries all over the world, including Botswana, have placed a premium on such resources and have. The study was carried out in a controlled hunting area (CHA). This is a CHA within a wildlife management area (WMA) in the Northern Kgalagadi sub-district, just north of the Kalahari Trans-Frontier Park (formerly Gemsbok National Park) in south-west Botswana legally known as KD 1 ().KD is an acronym for all CHAs in the Kgalagadi district.

This paper is based on a study that was carried out in the Chobe District, which is one of Botswana’s leading tourism destinations in addition to the Okavango Delta. The Chobe District is a small region covering an area of 22, km 2 and a total population of 23, people. 3 Efficient and sustainable utilisation of all components of biodiversity in Botswana through appropriate land and resource use practices and management 4 An institutional environment, including human capacity, conducive to effective biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and management.

Botswana National Report for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 Conference Stocktaking Report 29 Seanama Conservation Consultancy (Pty) Ltd Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Development Botswana has acceded to a number of Multi-lateral Agreements including those on human rights, trade and environment.

Published in a Social Sciences journal cogent onBlackie's research was on The impact of wildlife hunting prohibition on the rural livelihoods of local communities in Ngamiland and. Researchers in northern Botswana have come up with a novel way to protect farmers' crops from elephants: disco lights have proven to be effective in redirecting the great beasts from their path as.

The Chobe River is one of three permanent surface water sources in Botswana and the only permanent surface water source in the entire Chobe District (21, km 2). Settlements in the Chobe District relied almost entirely upon drinking water supplies abstracted from the Chobe River from a single municipal water intake and treatment facility.

Published in a Social Sciences journal cogent onBlackie’s research was on The impact of wildlife hunting prohibition on the rural livelihoods of local communities in Ngamiland and Chobe District Areas, Botswana.

Chobe was first set aside as a wildlife reserve in the s and became Botswana’s first national park in In addition to some of Africa's largest elephant herds, a full suite of predators and more than recorded bird species, watch also for roan antelope and the rare oribi antelope.

This paper posits on issues dealing with aspects of sustainable use of natural resources through conservation of biodiversity in Chobe National Park (CNP). Chobe national Park is located in the northern part of Botswana within the Chobe district covering an area of 10 km.

and is arguably one of the country’s premier conservation. Best of Botswana. This day small group trip focuses on the abundant wildlife of Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession and Chobe National Park, providing outstanding opportunities to see and photograph a wealth of Botswana's wildlife including lion, leopard, wild dog and vast herds of elephant.

Duration inc. flights: 13 days. Study area. The study was undertaken in the Chobe enclave within the Chobe district, northern Botswana (Fig. 1).Chobe district covers an area of 22, km 2, and about 70% of this land is gazetted protected areas: national park, forest reserves and wildlife management district is located within the lines of longitude 24° 00–26° 00 E and between latitude 17° 00 45′ and 19° Approximately 38% of the land use in Botswana is designated for wildlife utilization; 17% as protected areas (national parks and game reserves) and 21% as Wildlife Management Areas.

The latter are primarily designed for wildlife conservation, utilisation, and management (Hachileka, ). The Northern Conservation Zone consists of Chobe, Nxia. The study was undertaken in the Chobe enclave within the Chobe district, northern Botswana (Fig.

Chobe district covers an area of 22, km2, and about 70% of this land is gazetted protected areas: national park, forest reserves and wildlife management areas. The district is located within the lines of longitude 24° 00–26° 00 E.

community involvement in environmental conservation and sustainable use of resources for tourism and extractive purposes in two communities within Botswana: the Chobe Enclave Community Trust (CECT) in Chobe District and the Sankuyo Tshwaragano Management Trust (STMT) in the Okavango Delta area.

The guiding research questions are: The wildlife of the Chobe National Park: Chobe National Park is the third largest conservation area in Botswana - home to the largest population of elephants in the world.

The Park was established in and has four main attractions namely; Chobe River Front, Savute Nogatsaa and Linyanti. The Park provides a unique water-based game viewing, such.Study villages were located in northern Botswana and incorporated one urban settlement-Kasane one peri-urban settlement-Kazungula and one rural village-Lesoma.

Kasane, which borders the Chobe National Park is the administrative center for the district and is connected by paved roads to urban centers in the rest of Botswana, Zambbia, and Zimbabwe.