THE OKAVANGO DELTA: PARADISE IN PERIL
Professor Paul Skelton, ichthyologist
Saturday 20 January 1.00–2.00 pm COURSE FEES R110; Staff and students R55
The Okavango Delta is a terminal fan of a large river system and a unique mega-wetland in the Kalahari sands of southern Africa. Romanticised by travellers and early explorers since the discovery, in 1849, of Lake Ngami by David Livingstone, the Delta has attracted all and sundry ever since. This lecture focuses on the natural aspects of the Delta and on a recent project that seeks to understand the dynamics of its poorly studied catchment area in order to conserve this natural gem.