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Okavango Delta and Lake Ngami

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The vast stretches of grassland, wetland, and open water of the Okavango Delta are home to a variety of wildlife and vegetation as well as several native tribes. Although the Okavango ecosystem is considered one of the wonders of the world and attracts tourists from all over the globe, it faces several significant threats.

Proposed upstream water projects are among these threats. The Okavango River originates in the highlands of east-central Angola and brings the flood waters and sediment necessary to maintain the dynamic flooding of the delta. Upstream dams could trap much of this sediment, causing the river View detailed information

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