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*Fourty-one Mineral Licenses Issued in The Delta An astonishing 41 mineral licenses have been granted in the Okavango Delta. Of these, more than 11 encroaching into the heart of the delta and its immediate environs, raising fears that the mining activities might disturb the ecology.

The Delta is a home to diversity of animal and plants species. The rest of the licenses are in what is termed the buffer zone, just before the Delta, something critics say should not have been allowed to happen due to the sensitivity of the environment which is used by the Okavango wildlife.

The Okavango Delta is being prepared for listing as a World Heritage site, but with so much mining activities that include exploration of oil, diamond, uranium and base metals, some believe it is only a matter of time before government issues mining licenses just like they did in the CKGR, where diamond mining is taking place.

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