Thursday, June 17, 2010

Environmental Security in Botswana

In this article, the author Gotsileopne Mosimanegape looks at how the diversification of the Botswana economy from a diamond led one to other sectors will affect the environmental resources and subsequently pose a threat to environmental security. The article cites the leading environmental security concerns for Botswana as range land and pasture degradation (trampling leading to exposure of soil degradation and resulting in less productivity), growing pressure on water resources, (very little surface water and heavy reliance on groundwater resources for water supply),pollution in its various forms i.e. land, air, and noise. This article is available in the latest Kalahari magazine, (a quarterly publication of the Botswana Kalahari Conservation Society) in the HOORC Library.

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