Waste management is a key part of the Conservation and Sustainability Education delivered day in and day out by the education team at Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

The Mokolodi Education Centre receives an average of 10,000 young learners every year. Highlighting the importance of managing plastic and other waste sustainably is one of their priorities – waste management is critical for the reserve, the communities of Botswana it serves as well as the global environment.

Plastic, glass and tins left in the bush by visitors or that blow into the reserve by wind are an enormous threat for wildlife – animals ingest plastic and have suffered horrific injuries from tins and glass they encounter lying on the ground.

The Mokolodi educators have been talking and making a particular effort to DO recycling with their students. We were thrilled to get these photos, from sessions on 27th and 28th April. PACE films were used to share ways in which communities in Kenya and South Africa have addressed their own waste management problems.

Then the kids worked together on their own practical solutions – discussing how to reduce and re-use waste, learning and practicing ways to recycle.

Bins to collect and sort –

and re-cycling paper and card.

Thank you to the children of Botswana for your energy, to the education team at Mokolodi, to TUSK for supporting Conservation Education and above all to Mokolodi Nature Reserve for investing in the nation’s youth.