Botswana

Botswana sells Fracking Rights in National Park

Botswana Giovernment Facebook Page

The Botswana government has quietly sold the rights to frack for shale gas in one of Africa’s largest protected conservation areas. Shale Gas cannot be extracted without hydraulic fracturing.  Scroll down to see the Botswana government’s own Facebook page, captured in September 2015 before it was taken down. It clearly states that Nodding Donkey has been awarded the country’s first… [More]

Mapping gas prospecting licenses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Natural gas development in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

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 supposedly protects this vast park… [More]