4Cs Projects at Vumbura Plains
In addition to helping to conserve the area, Vumbura Plains is part of a community participation plan that brings the benefits of ecotourism to the communities that live around the Okavango Delta.
Okavango Community Trust
Vumbura Plains is situated in a Wildlife Management Area. Five villages have combined to form a Trust which has partnered with Wilderness Safaris. It manages the affairs of the community and ensures that the rewards of ecotourism are fairly distributed.
Botswana Lion Genetics Study
Run by researcher Simon Dures in 2011, the project aimed develop a comprehensive understanding of the past and present genetic structure of the lion population centred in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.