The Okavango Delta is an idyllic expanse home to thousands of species. Its vast watershed runs from the highlands of Angola, and across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip before flowing into land-locked Botswana to create a natural oasis. The basin is the main source of water and economic livelihood for more than a million people, thousands of species, and home to the world’s largest remaining elephant population.
But the headwaters of this endangered Eden hold a secret. More than 80,000 Angolans have been killed or injured by landmines, but the tragedy doesn’t end there. Landmines cut off the natural migration route for Botswana’s growing elephant herd, separating Angolan communities from Africa’s multibillion dollar sustainable tourism economy.
How do you protect this endangered species from these deadly explosives?