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Living Planet: Oil exploration in Namibia causes concern

A Canadian company has gotten permission to drill for oil and gas in Namibia’s Kavango Basin — an important ecosystem that shelters the country’s largest elephant population and feeds water into the world-famous Okavango Delta in neighboring Botswana. Although Namibia says this drilling is mere exploration, environmentalists fear oil development there will harm local communities and wildlife.