- Protect, conserve and derive value out of natural and cultural resources.
- Promote a sustainable environment for the benefit of the nation.
- Formulate, implement and monitor environmental conservation policies and strategies.
- Sustainable utilisation of natural and cultural resources.
- Derive benefit/value from natural and cultural resources.
- An empowered, adaptive and environmentally conscious nation.
- Build resilience to climate change.
- Department of Environmental Affairs
- Department of Meteorological Services
- Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control
- Department of National Museum and Monuments
- Department of Tourism
- Department of Forestry and Range Resources
- Department of Wildlife and National Parks
- Department of Corporate Services
- Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO)
AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
- Forest Conservation Botswana (FCB)
Department of Environmental Affairs
Promote environmental based projects for the conservation and protection of the environment in order to increase the effectiveness with which natural resources are used and managed so that the beneficial interactions are optimised and harmful environment side effects are minimised.
Department of Meteorological Services
- Provides quality weather, climate information, and related services to enable timely and informed decision making for sustainable socio-economic development in circumstances where weather plays a significant role.
- Provides guidance on building resilience to climate change.
Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control
Prevent and control pollution of the environment through the formulation of the waste management policies, regulating and monitoring of waste sector.
Department of National Museum and Monuments
- Custodian of Botswana’s cultural and natural heritage.
- Protect, preserve and promote Botswana’s cultural and natural heritage for sustainable utilisation.
- Collect, research, conserve and exhibit for public education and appreciation.
Department of Tourism
Manages and promotes sustainable tourism development through formulation, monitoring and implementation of policies and strategies that ensure sustainable tourism development.
Department of Forestry and Range Resources
Charged with conservation, protection and management of vegetation resources in Botswana and ensures that these resources are used sustainably for the benefit of the present and future generations.
Department of Wildlife and National Parks
Responsible for conserving and managing fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in consultation with local, regional and international stakeholders for the benefit of present and future generations.
Department of Corporate Services
Co-ordinates and ensures efficient management of Ministerial resources and support services by Departments through Human Resources Management and Administration, Finance and Development, Procurement, and Strategy Management.
Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO)
- Responsible for tourism product development.
- Need to market the country as a tourism destination to the national, regional and international markets.
- Promoting investment into the tourism sector.
- Grading and classifies tourist facilities.
AUTONOMOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Forest Conservation Botswana (FCB)
Administer the Tropical Forest Conservation Fund on behalf of the Ministry.
Promote activities designed to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the forests of Botswana in accordance with the terms of the Tropical Forest Agreement, Forest Act, the National Forest Policy and the Tropical Forest Conservation Fund Order.
Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism
Private Bag BO 199 Gaborone, Botswana
Plot 13064 Government Enclave
Tel: +267 3647900 / +267 391 4955
Fax: +267 3951092
Email: MENT_PR [at] gov.bw
Toll free Number: 0800 600 734
07:30 – 12:45 & 13:45 – 16:30, Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays.