CCB education team attended and exhibited a stall at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, on the 6th of June 2016 to commemorate World Environment Day. The day was held under the theme “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal wildlife Trade”, and presentations for the day were mainly focused on the theme. Department of Wildlife and National Parks gave a seminar on elephants and their vulnerability in the environment including laws, policies and penalties, Birdlife Botswana shared some light on cape vultures and their vulnerability state in Botswana, while the Department of Forestry and Natural Resource Management focused on the flora and how most people wipe out trees for firewood and export it to other countries. Khama Rhino Sanctuary shared their holistic approach towards rhino conservation in the country and Mokolodi Nature Reserve concluded by highlighting their mission and focus on environmental education. The event was organized by the Department of Environmental Affairs, with invitations extended to different Governmental Departments, local NGOs and to the corporate sector to share, discuss and network on the theme and what it means for Botswana as a whole.
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