Mbaiwa tells Botswana's story at Oxford University

Speaking out: Mbaiwa at Oxford University PIC: YOBE SHONGA
Speaking out: Mbaiwa at Oxford University PIC: YOBE SHONGA

LONDON: Professor Joseph Mbaiwa, one of the country’s leading experts on conservation and communities, this morning presented a lecture at Oxford University telling the story of Botswana to the university community and other interested parties.

Mbaiwa is a Professor of Tourism Studies, Okavango Research Institute and University of Botswana.

He led a lecture on the UK Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill and its implications to conservation and livelihoods.

His main story was that Botswana government and local communities living in wildlife areas are currently protesting to the British parliament about the potential of the UK passing a bill that prohibits trophy imports from Botswana and other southern African states known as Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA). The countries in KAZA include Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

He further reiterated the position of Botswana's conservation and benefits derived from the country's good practices.

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