Govt moves to control killer plant

A tree introduced to Botswana to address desertification and the spread of sand dunes in the 1980s, is threatening to wipe out the entire eco-system in Kgalagadi, Gantsi and Central districts.

The Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism deputy permanent secretary Rapelang Mojaphoko said prosopis' potential threat to biodiversity and the entire ecosystem has prompted her department to control, eradicate or prevent its spread to new areas.

"We have decided therefore that the development of a National Mesquite (prosopis) Management Strategy is required to guide the department and stakeholders in the best acceptable ways of reducing damage and spread," she said. 

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