Afternoon tea at the Four Corners

The flora and fauna were silent witnesses at the conferences. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
The flora and fauna were silent witnesses at the conferences. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

Heads of state, senior leaders and policymakers from 32 countries and 10 organisations met in Kasane last week, appropriately located near Africa’s Four Corners, where Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia meet. Illegal wildlife trade was the topic, but as Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, notes, there was much more in the air than the aroma of afternoon tea

In a rarity, the wildlife of Kasane had a feel of what the fuss is about staring.  Being the traditional centres of attraction in the northwestern tourism heartland, the wildlife are used to being gawked at for hours on end by enamoured visitors.

Last week, they returned the favour, gazing at the hundreds of delegates who crammed into the tourist town for three days of intensive, high level negotiations on ending the $10 billion per annum industry that is illegal trade in wildlife.

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