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June 4, 2012
crafts

Art colonies and craft centres in Namibia’s small towns

How does a sleepy little town, a mere wide spot in the road in the middle of Southern Africa, become an art colony, enticing both artists […]
June 4, 2012

Travel Namibia: Top Five Adventures

By Marita van Rooyen South Africa has Table Mountain, Botswana has vast numbers of wildlife, Zimbabwe has Vic Falls, Angola has diamonds and Zambia has the […]
June 12, 2012

Don’t miss the adventure at the Tourism Expo this year (08.06.2012)

BY JANA-MARI SMITH Tourism in Namibia continues to grow. At the launch of the 14th Namibian Tourism Expo yesterday, Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said […]
June 12, 2012
Shannon Stowell

Adventure Travel Namibia: a never-ending story

BY JANA-MARI SMITH Whether or not Namibia hosts the Adventure Travel summit next year, our country has already left its stamp on this growing industry. According […]
June 13, 2012

Leopards roam the north of Namibia

Leopards occur in relatively large numbers on commercial and communal farmlands, where hundreds are killed annually for periodically taking livestock. To resolve the conflict between leopards […]
June 19, 2012

Marula oil – Namibia’s own ‘beautiful’ food

For more than a century the marula fruit has been traditionally harvested by local communities living in the north-central parts of Namibia, where the marula tree […]
June 21, 2012

Sharing Zambezi and Chobe’s fish

Managing Namibia’s shared freshwater fish resources in the Zambezi and Chobe rivers requires setting up a detailed database of the aquatic resources by researchers from Namibia, […]
July 3, 2012

Damara tern breeding area now secure

The threatened breeding areas of the Damara tern, Sterna balaenarum, on the coastal dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have been a conservation concern for […]
July 5, 2012

The elusive Nama Padloper

By Peter Cunningham The endemic Nama Padloper (Homopus bergeri) is a small tortoise with a reddish-brown carapace that is flattened and flexible. This structural design assists […]
July 6, 2012

Birders in Namibia: We twitch and tick and pursue

By Peter Bridgeford In some circles we birders have a bad reputation. We twitch, we tick and we tirelessly pursue sightings of rare birds in odd […]
July 12, 2012

Action plan for Namibia’s Cranes: Charismatic, elusive, and on the decline

By Mike and Ann Scott, Namibia Crane Working Group They’re large, elegant and striking. Graceful flyers, they seal a lifelong pair bond with an elaborate, jazzy […]
July 12, 2012

Birds of Prey Working Group: Birds with no boundaries

By Peter Bridgeford, Co-ordinator, Vultures Namibia To a vulture riding on the wind, soaring on motionless wings through the azure African sky, international boundaries are of […]
July 12, 2012

Flamingos in Africa: Flying into a fragile future

By Hu Berry As they lance the sky with crimson wings, flamingos follow ancient routes across Africa. Migration in tune with the rains is cardinal for […]
July 12, 2012

Namibia Crane Working Group – Where do the Blue Cranes go?

By Dr Ann Scott, Mike Scott and Dr Conrad Brain, Namibia Crane Working Group We are flying high over a hot, white landscape north of the Etosha […]
July 13, 2012

Damara Tern – Namibia’s desert-breeding seabird

By Justine Braby, Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town The Damara Tern is a curious little creature. It breeds in one of the harshest places […]
July 15, 2012

Pelicans – What a wonderful bird is the…

By Hu Berry Conservation science requires that quantitative data are provided to validate a statement. Consequently, when I enlarged the digital image of the ring on […]
July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Marabou stork

Marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus Roberts’ No 89 By Pompie Burger Unpleasant both in looks and habits, I would say. Indeed, one can state categorically that the Marabou […]
July 17, 2012

Campsite Journal: Epupa – an exotic oasis in the wilderness

by Christine Hugo Word about excessive amounts of rain in the area around the Epupa Falls had us all excited, and we were expecting a spectacular […]
July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – African jacana

African jacana, Actophilornis africanus Roberts’ No R240 by Pompie Burger It’s neither their stunning eggs (possibly the most beautiful in the world), nor their ridiculously long toes, […]
July 18, 2012

Exploring the Naukluft on foot – Maps and Facts

By Sven-Eric Kanzler A steep rock face broken by the odd ledge towers above our heads. Despite the iron chain it is not easy to make […]

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