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Elephants of Southern AfricaGood news: there are too many elephants!

Bad news: there are too many elephants!

With so many environmental groups fighting to prevent poaching of these impressive beasts for their ivory tusks, it is ironic that there is over-population in the parks I recently visited in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia with Overseas Adventure Travel.

An estimated 120,000 elephants roam the vast, unfenced preserves under the protection of armed, patrolling rangers.

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  • Linda Ballou
    Linda Ballou says #
    Much appreciated
    Thank you for your thoughtful response to my article. Humans have created imbalances in nature all over the planet. This is just o
  • Yuki Tsuchido
    Yuki Tsuchido says #
    Know first, then act properly
    It could be said that most of all tourists do not know the issue stated in the article, which is that the number of elephant has d

This past week, the National Geographic Society played master of ceremonies for the premiere of Dereck and Beverly Joubert's "The Last Lions". The extraordinarily powerful documentary film by the award-winning couple focused on the plight of one lioness, Ma di Tau, and her determination to keep her three cubs safe and thriving despite numerous obstacles.

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    Rebecca Rubin says #
    I loved the film, so beautiful and well done! I was surprised by how deeply engrossed I became in the plot, those baby lion cubs w

Captivating Botswana has largely abandoned mass tourism in recent years in favor of low volume, high quality safari travel into the Okavango Delta and surrounding Kalahari Desert. Roughly the size of Texas, this progressive democratic republic has a stable economy, which also has taken steps to protect 40% of its land for wildlife, thereby creating one the highest game concentrations in southern Africa.

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  • Marie Audrey
    Marie Audrey says #
    Ecotourism Practices
    Last but not least, as the local community is participating and gaining from that, there is a decrease in crime and robbery as the
  • Marie Audrey
    Marie Audrey says #
    Ecotourism Practices
    I am Audrey, studying on Ecotourism practices around the world. In a world that concentrates more on development and innovation,

Situated due north of South Africa, Botswana has differentiated itself as an ecotourism destination since 2002, when it first developed the Biokavango Project, which was a national ecotourism strategy aimed at conserving the Okavango wetland system. The Project, which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of Botswana, has been implemented by the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre (HOORC) and culminated in the introduction of an Ecotourism Certification System in 2008. The Ecotourism Certification System is based on such standards as the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and Green Key.

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