Botswana Community and Conservation Initiative

The vision of the Botswana Community and Conservation Initiative (BCCI) is to provide for regional conservation and support for rural communities to develop sustainable land-use practices that promote conservation-based economic opportunities, facilitate landscape-scale wildlife movements, and provide for climate change resilience. Natural Selection and fellow collaborators came together out of a growing concern that changing climatic conditions and stresses on natural resources are negatively impacting the ecological health of Northern Botswana, including the Okavango Delta. These environmental stressors are resulting in decreasing primary productivity, declining wildlife abundance and distribution, increasing poverty, and deteriorating food security among the people most dependent on this region’s natural resources.

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