The Chobe Wildlife Trust aims to assist with the conservation
of natural resources of the Chobe National Park and the region
as a whole. In co-operation with Government agencies, NGOs and
Community Based Organisations, the Trust promotes research to
support conservation management and conduct environmental awareness
projects to foster the care of wildlife in Botswana.
- To conduct and provide support for ecological and wildlife
research projects, relevant to the conservation of Chobe National
Park and the surrounding area, in co-operation with the Department
of Wildlife and National Parks.
- To assist in the re-introduction of formally indigenous species,
as specified by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
- To develop and run an environmental education project for
the Chobe district, as well as facilitating schools and other
organisations with environmental programmes.
- To establish and manage water points within Chobe National
Park where research indicates this action will be beneficial
- To raise finance or any ecological projects as initiated
and/or approved by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
- To participate in an NGO task force, which will initiate
a Commission of Inquiry, to identify measures to reverse the
dramatic decline in wildlife numbers over the last 15 years.
- To affiliate the Trust with International and Regional conservation
bodies to further regional co-operation in wildlife conservation.
Currently one member of staff (Environmental education, Ecological
Areas of Focus
- Environmental Education
- Wildlife and Conservation management
- Artificial water hole management
- Monitoring wildlife numbers - particularly rare species
- Environmental education
- Motivating Kasane/Kazungula litter action committee
- Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)
Chobe Wildlife Trust has links to environmental NGOs in Botswana
through the development of the NGO Strategic Plan on Wildlife.
Close links to IUCN (member), Kalahari Conservation Society, Khama
Rhino Sanctuary and the Elephant and Rhino Foundation.
Partners include the Department of Wildlife and National Parks,
District Health Team, Tourism Department from Government; community
based organisations including CECT and KALEPA; and the tourism
- An independent assessment of tourism carrying capacities
along the Chobe riverfront - this is a transboundary project
involving Botswana and Namibia. The aims are to diversify tourism
to protect the riverfront region of Chobe National Park and create
opportunities for the local communities of Chobe.
- Seboba Conservation Area - this is a CBNRM project and targets
the only known river rapids in Botswana. The area has been set
aside as a conservation/recreation area for the local community
of Kasane. Management will be based on community needs for recreation
and eco-tourism initiatives.
- Chobe Wildlife Trust is chair of the local Litter Action
Committee, which targets the communities of Kasane and Kazungula.
The committee encourages recycling and sound waste management.
- Artificial water hole monitoring involving research on the
ecological impacts of the 2 artificial water holes under Chobe
Wildlife Trust management, in the Nogatsaa region of Chobe National
- Environmental education with the schools of Chobe in partnership
with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
For more information
Chobe Wildlife Trust
PO Box 55
Tel: (267) 650 516
Fax: (267) 650 223
click here to go to top of page
Last Updated: October 9, 2000