We work with ladies in the community of Maun, to create place-mats and coasters from bottle caps. Usually we use the metal bottle caps that are picked up from the local bars. The bottle caps are then covered with African cloth. The aim is to keep the environment clean as well as provide a steady flow of income to the socially disadvantaged women.
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Tourism can contribute directly to the conservation of sensitive areas and habitats through a variety of activities, however, tourism can also negatively impact biodiversity if land and resources are excessively exploited. Therefore, biodiversity conservation and nature protection is one of the priorities tourism stakeholders must care about. Particularly, government intervention and the roles of public institutions in sustainable development and management in wildlife tourism are significant.
The annual GSTC Conference, the Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2018 (GSTC2018), addressed topics based on the Kasane Call to Action to accelerate sustainable consumption and production (SCP):
• Achieving Sustainable Destination Management
• Certification as a Driver of Sustainable Tourism
• Reaching the SDGs through the GSTC Criteria
• Market Access for Responsible Tourism Businesses
It has brought together 150 delegates from 26 countries.
Currently, tourism in Botswana is dominated by wildlife-based and safari tourism. There is an increasing demand for more diversified tourism products, catering to the local and regional markets in the Southern African region, in addition to the international market. As part of an initiative to leverage water storage reservoirs/dams for tourism purposes, Botswana Tourism Organisation contracted Hatfield Consultants Africa to develop a Sustainable Tourism Plan for Shashe Dam near Francistown in Botswana. Commissioned in 1973, Shashe Dam is a water-supply reservoir, which also currently supports some commercial and sports fishing. The area around the dam provides rich habitat for birds, invertebrates, and mammals, and the reservoir contains domestic and exotic fish species.