Viewers learned that the Okavango River
Basin provided a vital source of water to about one million people, the world's largest population of African elephants and significant populations of lions, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species.
The meeting brought together experts from the three States Parties, regional organisation such as the Permanent Okavango River
Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) and the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), representatives of local communities and council, Okavango Research Institute and international experts from UNESCO, IUCN, African World Heritage Fund and UNDP.
Produced by National Geographic Documentary Films, "Into the Okavango" chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save Africa's threatened Okavango River
I was born in Siudiva village, on the border between Angola and Namibia along the Okavango River
. It is unimaginable to me that anyone experiencing the landscape won't also immediately fall in love with it - especially the peace and calm from the river.
"Me and my partner were spending a couple of days in a camp with a treehouse over the Okavango River
in the Mahango Core area, and there were hippos happily 'huffing' to each other all the time right next to us.
2009) and experiences variable, sometimes flooding, rain with an annual median value of420-480 mm in the Namibian portion of the Okavango River
basin in the nation's northeast (Newsham and Thomas 2011).
The Delta is fed by the Okavango river
which rises in Angola with a peak flow in March/April, though it is not until August/September that the water level is at its highest in the Delta.
The Okavango River
Basing Water Commission (OKACOM) marked 20 years of existence since the agreement was signed in Windhoek earlier this week by Angola, Botswana and Namibia on the Cubango/ Okavango basin.
And while dry land agriculture is purely rain-fed, Molapo farming is dependent on seasonal flood pulses of the Okavango River
, which is noted for its fertile alluvial deposits on which farmers cultivate arable crops (such as maize, millet and sorghum) soon after the flood has receded.
TABLE 1 Morphological measurements of the digenean species collected from Clarias gariepimts (Burchell, 1822) in the Okavango River
and Delta, Botswana.
During a patrol near the Okavango river
, his armoured vehicle hit a landmine and overturned, killing one man and pinning Roxo beneath it.
The Okavango River
, flowing southeast into northern Botswana from Angola and Namibia, has no outlet, either to other rivers or to the ocean.