Kalahari Conservation Society

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"Mr. Louis Nchindo and Mr. Chris Adams, when they were touring around Botswana, realized that few people in Botswana and even around the world were aware of the tremendous wealth of wildlife in Botswana, and how these riches were in danger of disappearing with the rapid process of development. Hence, there was a growing need for conservation. Consequently they called a meeting of interested and like-minded people, which resulted in the birth of Kalahari Conservation Society. The founding fathers wanted a name which would encompass the entire region, hence Kalahari Conservation Society and not Kgalagadi because it would have only represented a small portion of Botswana, namely the south-western part.

"At the time when KCS was formed there was already a society called the Botswana Society which dealt with any issue concerning Botswana. Even though the logical name at that time could have been Botswana Conservation Society it was, however, felt that there would be confusion with the already existing Botswana Society which also dealt with conservation issues, but on a much smaller scale.

"Therefore Kalahari Conservation Society is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that was inaugurated by the then His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, in 1982. The Society was formed in recognition of the pressures on Botswana’s wildlife and the general environment. " [1]

"The Society Honorary President is Dr G.K.T Chiepe, who held the position since the inception of the Society. The Founding Chairman, Mr. L. G. Nchindo retired in 2005 after he meticurously guided the Society. The Society patronship has always been conferred to the serving Republic of Botswana President and the current Patron is His Excellency Lt. Gen. S.K.I Khama, President Khama has also served in the KCS Main Committte since 1986 until he retired in 2006. He takes over the patronship from former President F.G. Mogae...

"KCS has been involved in many projects and has received and continues to receive funds from organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme, NORAD, SIDA, DEBSWANA, USAID and the European Commission, among others. Support from the World Wide Fund for Nature / WWF, formerly known as World Wildlife Fund, has provided core funding that has greatly assisted in establishing KCS as a viable organisation. Other funding is raised through membership fees and fund raising events such as the annual dinner dance." [2]


Accessed June 2010: [3]

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URL: http://www.kcs.org.bw

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  1. The Formation And Background Of The KCS, Kalahari Conservation Society, accessed June 15, 2010.
  2. Governance Structure, Kalahari Conservation Society, accessed June 15, 2010.
  3. Directors, Kalahari Conservation Society, accessed June 15, 2010.