Fracking threat to southern Africa elephant refuge

Reports indicating that a Canadian oil and gas firm is planning to start hydraulic fracturing┬áin one of Africa’s most critical remaining elephant habitats areas along the Namibia-Botswana border is raising alarm among global environmentalists.┬áVancouver-based Reconnaissance Energy Africa Limited (Recon Africa), announced that it is planning to drill oil and gas wells in the newly proclaimed five-nation Kavango-Zambezi┬áTransfrontier Conservation Area, which supplies water to the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta, and┬áshelters Africa’s largest migrating elephant herd. (Photo: WWF)