A Canadian company has the rights to drill for oil in more than 35,000 square kilometres of the Kavango Basin in Namibia
An African lion in the Okavango delta in Botswana, southern Africa. Bishops and archbishops of the Anglican Communion worldwide have called on a Canadian company to shelve plans to drill for oil in the Kavango Basin in Namibia, according to a report on the website AllAfrica.com. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A map of southern Africa, showing the Kavango Basin in red. The Kavango is the name used in Namibia for the famous Okavango river of southern Africa. The river is endorheic, which means it does not meet any other water body. Instead, it flows into the Kalahari desert and forms a vast inland delta. Photo: Google Maps
A herd of Cape Buffalo in the Okavango delta. The Kavango Basin is a World Heritage and Ramsar Site. The company, ReconAfrica, has the rights to drill for oil in more than 35,000 square kilometres of the Kavango Basin. Photo: istock
A hippopotamus in the delta. A petition signed by the Anglican clergy was delivered to the Namibian government, the Namibian Consulate in Cape Town and the headquarters of ReconAfrica in Vancouver, Canada. Photo: istock
The Okavango river at sunset. The Okavango is home to some of the best wildlife in Africa. It goes without saying that if oil is indeed drilled for in the region, an Eden will die. Photo: istock
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