The #kgalagadi2020 virtual celebration of 20 years of transfrontier conservation in SADC brings together conservation and tourism partners in Botswana, South Africa and the region in support of a collaborative, cost effective and carbon-neutral campaign, the South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has said.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park comprises the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa and the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana.
“The 12 May 2020 provides an opportunity for the region to celebrate the establishment of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 20 years ago, as well as the transfrontier conservation strides that have been made in the Southern African region in the last two decades,” said the Department.
“The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how we are able to celebrate such a milestone.”
The celebration will be held over 20 days from May 12 to 31, 2020, with a social media campaign structured around 4 themes that are Nature and landscapes, Heritage and community, Wild camping adventure as well as the COVID-19 tourism guide.