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Could fracking plans affect shared water resources in southern Africa?

Plans are in preparation for exploring for oil and gas in some of Africa’s most sensitive protected areas, including the Namibian headwaters of the Okavango delta and a world heritage site, Tsodilo Hills, in Botswana. Plans are afoot to explore inside the Kavango-Zambezi transfrontier conservation area. Both conventional and unconventional oil and gas are the targets, with specialised methods, such as fracking, being considered tfor extraction.

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