Wild Bird Trust are explorers, monitors, awareness raisers and citizen engagers for the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats. We are small, but our advantage comes from our dedicated partners who share our values, culture, and unwavering commitment to make our planet a better place for all of its inhabitants. We remain deeply aware that our experiences and journeys are part of a greater story - the education, preservation and discovery of wild places by using wild birds as indicators for change and health of the wildernesses they live in. The wilderness is our natural habitat and we stand tall among the tree tops and the rivers edges giving hope, not only to our current generation, but to many generations to come.

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In December 2018, the National Geographic Society signed an historic Protocol of Cooperation with the Angolan government, mandating the Wild Bird Trust, as the implementing partner, to advance the effective management of natural resources, capacity building, sustainable development and tourism in the Okavango-Zambezi Water Tower Project Area.

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Namibia is the most arid country in Southern Africa. Water is a key resource especially for agriculture but perennial rivers are few and are shared with its neighbours. The Okavango, Zambezi and Chobe all have their sources in the Angolan highlands so Namibia is an essential link in the work of the NGOWP.

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South Africa

The Wild Bird Trust is on a mission to conserve wild birds and their habitat through exploration, research and monitoring, conservation action, partnerships, awareness-raising and support for local and citizen-led organisations.

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In 2014 the Okavango Delta became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the reason for this is because the Delta supports the lives of thousands of people by providing freshwater, food, building materials, medicinal plants and employment through the tourism industry. The NGOWP now plays its part in protecting this unique and vital place.

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The Guardians of the River Podcast

This is the story of the guardians of the Okavango water system. These guardians have a monumental task: safeguard a remote, near pristine environment facing threats from all sides.

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Into The Okavango

The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to local people and iconic animal species in Africa. However, this oasis is now under threat due to increasing pressure from human activity. Follow a team of modern-day explorers on an epic four-month expedition across three countries to help protect the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet's last wetland wildernesses.

Into The Okavango is only available to view in the following countries: Namibia, Angola, Botswana and South Africa.

Our Work

Walk with us on our journey as we explore the Okavango Delta in all its beauty, save the Cape Parrot from near extinction and monitor the water and ecology in Africa’s wetlands.

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