Today, the Washington Post ran an op-ed by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Namibian environmental activist Reinhold Mangundu expressing grave concern for the future of the Okavango River Basin in southern Africa, where Canadian company ReconAfrica is drilling for oil and gas. They invite us all to stand with them by signing the open letter demanding a full moratorium on all oil and gas exploration and development in the region.
The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an ecological wonderland so vast that its shimmering waters are visible from space. The same waters douse the thirsty sands of a desert ecosystem to sustain nearly one million Indigenous and local people and some of the world’s most threatened wildlife, including the largest population of elephants on the planet.
Re:wild stands with the people of the Okavango River Basin and we hope you will too, by signing the open letter and sharing the content below to spread the message far and wide.
Together, we can #SaveTheOkavango. For all wildkind.
<aside> 🖌️ Sign the Open Letter alongside Prince Harry, Reinhold Mangundu, Leonardo DiCaprio, Forest Whitaker, Djimon Hounsou, Nemonte Nenquimo, + more
<aside> 📖 Read the Op Ed
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