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DESERT TO DELTA FLIGHT FOR RHINOS

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This is a one-man air journey across Botswana with a ground support team travelling with 4X4 vehicles. e journey is expected to start o in Bokspits (Southern most part of Botswana) and go through Botswana National Parks as well as Game Reserves ending in Kasane (Northern Most Part) and another ight within the Ngami area and over Gaborone upon completion of the expedition. Rhino population has been on a serious decline due to poaching for many years now. When Rhinos are protected not only are we protecting them alone. Rhinos are an umbrella species so when protected, many other species such as reptiles, sh mammals, insects and plants are also protected. e Flight for Rhinos expedition is an unusual way to capture the attention of many people. Powered paragliding is not a popular sport in Botswana. e use of a branded wing with a message of Rhino conservation will be visible from the sky thus being seen by many people on the ground. e branding of the wing will be in our National Colours. e PPG pilot will also carry a Botswana ag as a build up to celebrating Botswana 50 year jubilee. Local communities living alongside the wilderness areas will also get to see the message and this alone will help add a sense of ownership of the rhinos as well as the rest of wildlife within their areas. Anti poaching actually begins with these very same people who live with these animals and can bring change of approach to conservation e orts. Upon reaching Kasane, the team will drive through to Moremi Game Reserve and y around the villages of Mababe, Sankuyo, Khwai and Maun. On the way back to Gaborone, the expedition Leader, Pako Lesejane will still be ying the PPG until reaching Gaborone with supporting team still part of the escort. e ight will also inspire those living in the southern part of Botswana where there are limited parks and wildlife. With the relocation of rhinos from other countries to Botswana, I believe it is important that Batswana in general are educated about the importance of these beautiful ancient creatures. is will motivate them to travel and boost the tourism industry. is will be the rst ever, powered paraglide cross country ight to be done across Botswana and more importantly by a Motswana. e branded wing will always carry the rhino conservation message and will be used in many future activities such as the Khawa Dune Challenge and Makgadikgadi Epic to name a few. ere is also be an opportunity to invite other international extreme paragliders to Botswana for paragliding activities. is is also an opportunity to register a paragliding association as a sports code in Botswana.

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