Okavango. Jewel of the Kalahari

Jewel of the Kalahari retains its wealth of information on the nature of the Okavango Delta and its inhabitants, plant, animal and human.
Ross, Karen
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Title: Okavango
Subtitle: Jewel of the Kalahari
Author: Karen Ross
Publisher: Struik Publishers
Cape Town, South Africa 2003
ISBN 1868727297 / ISBN 1-86872-729-7
Hardcover, dust jacket, 19 x 24 cm, 216 pages, throughout colour photos


With the advantage of a 15 year perspective, the author addresses the threats to the Okavango’s ecosystem from those hungry for its water, including the diamond mines that work the area for its fabulous underground wealth. The story of conservation in Botswana described here is a dramatic one, particularly striking for the successful resolution of a series of water battles, but also for the death of hundreds of thousands of wild animals cut off from water by Botswana’s veterinary fences. Illustrated with over 170 full-colour photographs of the many faces of the Delta and its woodland and desert surrounding, Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari is a book for all who yearn for the 'other world' of the wilderness, understand its value and know how precarious its survival is.

Content: Okavango. Jewel of the Kalahari

Author's Note
Sands of a Continent
Realm of the Unicorn
Makgadikgadi Pans
The Jewel
Place of Reeds
Flooded Grasslands
Land of the Hunter
Diamond Delta
Index & Species List
Kalahari Sands
Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans
Veterinary Cordon Fences
Ngamiland EIA on Fences