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July 13, 2012
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Climate change – Could it lead to environmental collapse?

By Hu Berry Change implies a slow but sure shift from one state to another. Collapse indicates an abrupt failure of a system. Is the global […]
July 13, 2012

Lichens – An entrenched relationship of two parts

By Hu Berry Lichens on the surface of the earth are the same as the proverbial canary in the coal mine. When lichens die something is […]
July 13, 2012

!Nara – A desert melon woven into culture

By Hu Berry Its scientific name Acanthosicyos horridus is more difficult to pronounce than its Topnaar name, !nara. The high-pitched Topnaar click precedes the Nama word […]
July 15, 2012

Succulents – Treasures of the Namib Desert

By Hu Berry Scarce and susceptible, some of the Namib’s succulents have become rare because of the ‘collector’ or plant thief who unscrupulously removes them from […]
July 15, 2012

The Benguela Current – A vital link in the global oceanic chain

By Hu Berry Lying like a liquid conveyor belt along Namibia’s coastal continental shelf, the northward drift and upwelling of the Benguela Current ensures a prolific […]
July 15, 2012
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Whales – Giants of the deep

by Hu Berry Man’s relationship with whales began with merciless harpooning and then changed to one of concern when it was realised that these giants of […]
July 27, 2012

Conservation success – What a wonderful bird is the pelican!

by Hu Berry Not only because “His beak can hold more than his belly can…..”, as the well-known ditty goes, but also because he (or she) […]
September 3, 2012

Namib-Naukluft Park

A desert realm that welcomes you to enter by Hu Berry Ask Nama-speaking people, whose ancestry stems from the desert, what the word ‘Namib’ means and […]
May 8, 2013

The white bushman – In memory of Peter Stark (1929 – 2013)

Peter Stark, self-proclaimed white bushman and self-confessed poacher turned protector of lions, died yesterday at the age of 84 in South Africa. Born in Windhoek in […]
May 10, 2013

Namibia’s marine protected coastline

A wilderness of sea, rocks and sand blend in perpetuity Text by Hu Berry Namibia’s protected coastline stretches 1 570 kilometres, linking 12 000 square kilometres […]
May 13, 2013

A pelican puzzle

Text by Hu Berry & Photos by Hu Berry, P & M Bridgeford A career in conservation has its punishments and rewards. Setbacks are frequent and satisfaction […]
June 26, 2013
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Etosha’s human footprint

Text by Hu Berry – Flamingo September 2007 The magnitude of change reflected by the tracks left on Etosha’s surface during the past century is awesome. […]
June 30, 2013
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Etosha pan – the trek of the flamingos

Text by Hu Berry   When reptiles shed their scales and replaced them with feathers about 200 million years ago, the forbears of flamingos rose with […]
August 12, 2013

Domain of the deserts

Text by Hu Berry The Desert is both fascinating and terrifying It is the great, lonely void, And humans instinctively dread being brought face-to-face with themselves. […]
September 9, 2013

A snapshot of history – Pelican airlift

Text and photos by Hu Berry It was 1971 and the Great White Pelican was determined to breed. Propitious rains had fallen across many parts of […]

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