Vancouver-based firm ReconAfrica touts massive oil find in Kalahari Desert, near world heritage sites; Matt Robinson; Vancouver Sun
ReconAfrica, exploring for oil upstream of the Okavango Delta, accused of ignoring Namibians’ concerns; Jeffrey Barbee & Laurel Neme; National Geographic
Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.
Canada’s ReconAfrica never intended to work on the UNESCO World Heritage site Tsodilo Hills in Botswana as plans move ahead in Namibia.
Tsodilo rock art is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Botswana.
Source: What is Tsodilo Rock Art?
This World Heritage Day, we celebrate one of the most untouched and ecologically diverse places in Africa – Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
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Hike, climb, cycle, surf, canoe… there are countless ways to explore a country if you’ve got a taste for adventure. But which of these pulse-quickening experiences fall into the ‘don’t-leave-without’ category?
In this excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventures, we look at some of the action-packed activities that define a destination, from kayaking through sea caves in Vietnam to paragliding over beaches in Turkey.
1. Don’t leave the USA without…
Hiking Zion National Park’s Angels Landing Trail – just 8km long, but utterly unforgettable. The last 100m traverses a ledgy via ferrata route to a pedestal smack in the middle of the canyon, 460m above the canyon floor and the Virgin River below. Not for the faint of heart or the acrophobic.
2. Don’t leave Australia without…
Explorers Enter Heart of Africa With Fat Bikes and Scuba Gear; Brian Clark Howard; National Geographic
A new phase of exploration targets the wilderness of the Okavango region.
5. Description and History
The Tsodilo Rock Art is located in the Tsodilo Hills in the Ngamiland District in the country of Botswana in Africa. The Tsodilo Hills is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tsodilo Hills area consists of four chief hills, of which three are known as the Male Hill, Female Hill, Child and Hill. The other hill does not have a name. The Tsodilo Hills is made up of rock shelters, caves and depressions, but what makes it a World Heritage Sites and an important locations is the ancient rock art located in the area. The ancient rock art paintings in the area are mostly in the caves, although some are out in the open air. The paintings are either done in white or red, the white paintings are attributed to the Bantu people, while the red paintings are attributed to the San people.