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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.
National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project
Committed to securing permanent, sustainable protection for the greater Okavango River Basin, from the source waters in the highlands of Angola, to the Delta in Botswana.
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