One of Botswana’s top economic drivers is potentially the worst global warming nightmare!

By Lindiwe Modise

Chief Environmentalist | Green Loop Environmental Consultants

Some call it a ‘Global warming culprit’ and others, a ‘Top destroyer of the environment’. I know what you are thinking! Air pollution from cars, planes, the industrial and mining sector, no, cattle! According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), in a report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow”, the livestock sector is identified as one of the top two or three significant contributors to negative environmental impacts worldwide. Livestock activities have significant environmental impact on atmospheric air, land, soil, water, biodiversity and consequently climate change. / read more