Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 BOTSWANA

bullet2 Kalahari Conservation Society

Plot 112 Independence Avenue





Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


Environmental Philosophy:  KCS believes in the sustainable utilisation of natural resources, particularly where it benefits the local communities. The Society bases its decisions on factual and scientific evidence, hence it undertakes and funds various research projects. Drawing on the findings of this research, KCS lobbies to ensure that the promulgation of national policy and development in general take into account environmental considerations. In addition, KCS actively promotes knowledge of Botswana`s wildlife resources through environmental education, which is directed to schools and the general public.

Aims and Objectives:  * To promote the knowledge of Botswana`s rich wildlife resources and its environment through education and publicity;

* To encourage and in some cases finance research into issues affecting these resources and their conservation; and

* To promote and support policies of conservation towards wildlife and its habitat.