Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1,000th World Heritage Site
UNESCO has inscribed the Okavango Delta in Botswana on its World Heritage Site List. It is the 1,000th site to be bestowed with this status.
Location: Northwest Botswana, Africa on Okavango River
The delta has rich biodiversity and is home to cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion – all of which are endangered. Around 24 species of globally-threatened birds can also be seen in the delta.