lions

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 […]
July 15, 2012
Desert male lion

Namibia Desert lions – Return of the King

by Helge Denker on behalf of the NACSO Natural Resource Working Group with input from conservancy representatives The king of beasts is returning to reclaim his reign […]
May 7, 2013

Saving lions, step by step

Lions are the biggest draw card for tourists to Africa. Without these majestic animals, I foresee a collapse of the economy. Sadly, the local communities will […]
May 22, 2013

Walking for lions cross the finishing line

After a long mentally and physical taxing journey, the team at Walking for Lions crossed the finishing line on Monday.  The team kicked off their awarness raising […]
July 4, 2013

Lions at the end of the world

By Steve Felton  To see a lion in the wild is one of the great moments in nature – arguably worth many sightings in national parks, […]
August 9, 2013

World Lion Day

Tomorrow the world will celebrate the lion and create awareness of the threats faced by this mighty predator – through world lion day. King of the […]
May 22, 2014

The Queen Lion of Skeleton Coast

“The Queen is dead”. These words rippled across the world soon after they were posted on the research website of desert lion researcher Dr Flip Stander, […]
September 3, 2015

Desert lions: A fight for survival

We were making our way down the Hoanib when he came out from behind a bush on the riverbank. He was beautiful. Strong and young. And by the collar around his neck I immediately knew who he was. His brother followed soon after and the two young male lions made their way down the dry river toward an unknown destination.
July 31, 2017

Wild cats to delight and surprise in Etosha

If you’re planning a trip to Namibia in the winter, then a visit to the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s jewel in the crown, should be high on your list.
September 16, 2018

Chasing the Rain to the Nyae Nyae Pans

The Nyae Nyae Pans in the east of Namibia were filled up after good autumn rains. Stories abounded of lions that roamed the open grasslands. Of a massive flock of flamingos that had descended on the water. One word: paradise.
November 27, 2018

Lion Conservation and Sustainable Use

Namibia has a population of about 800 lions, similar to the period 1965 to 1980. Over the past 25 years, a fluctuating population in the Kunene Region in the northwest has increased from 20-30 animals to about 140-160. It is the only really significant lion population outside of protected areas in Namibia. The rest are all contained within national parks, except for small populations in some private wildlife areas.
November 29, 2018

The Ultimate Namibian Bucket-list

All over the world visitors are attracted to the obvious must-sees. To those images which catch the eye on a TV screen, in a travel magazine or on a billboard. Images are the most powerful tool in tourism and luckily, Namibia is one of the most photogenic destinations. There are so many places in our country begging one to come closer, look deeper and become part of the picture.

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