Monthly Archives: June 2013

Natural gas development in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Mapping gas prospecting licenses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

We do not have independent confirmation that the gas prospecting licenses in the center of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have been cancelled. Environmentalists have voiced serious concern about this map too, because of the huge number of licenses in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, in the lower left of the map. This “peace” park initiative […]

Natural Gas Extraction-RSA-2W-Barbee

The First Farmers Of The Karoo

This is Raymond Claasons, a Khoi San farmer from Barrydale in the Karoo. Raymond owns a farm near the Barrydale hot springs. This spring, like many in the Karoo Desert is artesian, meaning a well where pressured drives water to the surface. Reliant on this spring as a source of water for his indigenous nursery, […]