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Wetland Management Planning: Okavango Delta (Botswana)

  • C. Max Finlayson
Reference work entry


The Okavango Delta Management Plan was developed by the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders and partners. The department is responsible for the overall coordination of environmental activities in Botswana. It also coordinates environmental research, undertakes environmental education, and ensures implementation of environmental impact assessments, among many other duties. The management plan provides a framework for cooperative management of a diverse and highly important wetland complex. It addresses the role of local communities in management processes and recognises the multiple values and benefits that acrue.


Management plan Biodiversity Ecosystem services Stakeholders Local communities 


  1. DEA. Okavango Delta management plan. Gaborone, Botswana: Department of Environmental Affairs; 2008. 216 pp. Available at:
  2. Ramsar Convention. Managing wetlands: Frameworks for managing Wetlands of International Importance and other wetland sites. Ramsar handbooks for the wise use of wetlands, vol. 18. 4th ed. Gland: Ramsar Convention Secretariat; 2010 .Available at:

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Land, Water and SocietyCharles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  2. 2.UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water EducationDelftThe Netherlands

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