Conservation

June 5, 2012

Conservation initiatives in the central Namib

Conservation initiatives in the central Namib The 250-km stretch of coastline demarcated as the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area is the only part of Namibia’s […]
June 8, 2012

Conserving the desert-adapted black rhino

The Namib Desert is home to the last truly wild stronghold of black rhino. Through the work of Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), IRDNC, MET and the […]
June 8, 2012

Ecotourism – a contradiction in terms?

Do all the tour operators who advertise in their promotional material that they practise ecotourism necessarily understand the term? Have some of them simply climbed on […]
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 13, 2012

Securing the future of Namibia’s large carnivores

There is much concern about certain of Namibia’s carnivore species, notably lions, spotted hyaenas and wild dogs. Small populations of these animals inhabit vast areas, making […]
June 18, 2012

The importance of wetland habitats

Wetlands are the rarest type of ecosystem in Namibia. These culturally, economically and environmentally important areas extend over a mere 4% of the country’s surface. Due […]
June 18, 2012

The return of the whales

By Amy Schoeman A gradual homecoming to Namibia’s coastal waters Baleen whales were once plentiful in the seas off Namibia’s coast, but by the turn of […]
June 18, 2012

Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Namibia

by John Hanks, Conservation International, Cape Town Regional Support Office, RSA Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs), also referred to as “peace parks”, are relatively large areas that […]
June 18, 2012

Valuing our Environment

The economic utilisation of wildlife resources on commercial and communal land contributes about N$400 million per year to Namibia’s GDP, reports James McGregor, an economist contracted by […]
June 19, 2012

Big dream to save the black rhino

The new black rhino conservation strategy is an ambitious plan that will strengthen Namibia’s role as the world’s caretaker of the unique black rhino subspecies in […]
June 19, 2012

CCF combats bush encroachment

Researchers from the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) go out into the thick thorn-ridden bush near Otjiwarongo three times a week to measure and survey the vegetation […]
June 19, 2012

Carnivore management in the Kunene

The extraordinary tracking skills of the San people, problems with desert-adapted lions and modern global positioning technology – these are some of the ingredients of a […]
June 19, 2012

Concern about half of Namibia’s mammal species

Large mammal species, particularly those with an economic value, have experienced major range reductions during recorded history in Namibia. Plains zebra and lion are examples of […]
June 19, 2012

Conservancies a major force to be reckoned with

Conservancies emerge as a major force “Conservancies” has become a buzzword in Namibia that is heard in venues as far removed as shiny high-level offices in […]
June 19, 2012

Desertification: Bottom-up strategy pays dividends

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification has cited the way Namibia is combating desertification as a good example for other countries in Southern Africa. However, […]
June 19, 2012

Gobabeb: The place of the fig tree – centre for research and learning

The Gobabeb Training and Research Centre is a Namibian institution of international repute that has been conducting research on all aspects of the desert environment for […]
June 19, 2012

Green space in Windhoek

Namibia is a land of wide-open spaces and stunning natural beauty. The inhabitants are used to being close to nature, and visitors are impressed by being […]
June 19, 2012

Is there hope for Namibia’s Cape vultures?

A helicopter survey of the cliffs of the Waterberg Plateau Park two years ago confirmed what conservationists had feared. The Cape vultures – whose numbers have […]
June 19, 2012

Improving environmental literacy in Namibia

It was recommended at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 that environmental and development issues be incorporated as an essential part of learning within both formal […]
June 19, 2012

Initiative addresses problem animals in Caprivi

Communities residing in the Caprivi have been losing both livestock and crops to wild animals. Due to the scale of the problem, a positive co-operative initiative […]

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