Conservation

July 6, 2012

Save the Rhino Trust: Their passion lives on

By Ginger Mauney In the 23-year history of the Save the Rhino Trust there have been many highs and lows, of which the rebounding of the […]
July 6, 2012

My life is conservation – Beavan Munali

By Dr Margaret Jacobsohn When Beavan Munali was born in 1965 in difficult circumstances, he was called Bashohe – the child that was thrown away. Today […]
July 6, 2012

Commiphora resources in Kunene conservancies: The smell of success?

By Karen Nott and Barbara Curtis To date most conservancies derive their income from wildlife and wildlife-based tourism. However, there is a need to diversify sources […]
July 9, 2012

Biodiversity, conservation, utilisation – a balanced give and take

By Juliane Zeidler and Sharon Montgomery Namibia is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, abundance of wildlife and cultural diversity. Travellers from far and wide marvel at […]
July 9, 2012

NamibRand Nature Reserve: A model for private conservation

By Danica Shaw Private initiatives are playing an increasingly important role in the world of conservation. In Namibia this is perhaps nowhere truer than at the […]
July 9, 2012

The next generation of conservators being honed at the Polytechnic

Ex Africa semper aliquid novi (Out of Africa, always something new) Pliny the Elder, 23-79 AD   By Peter Cunningham With an impressive 219 038 square […]
July 9, 2012

Save the Rhino Trust: Who wants a rhino in their backyard?

By Simson Uri-Khob and Mike Hearn The conflict between local communities and wildlife is a major global conservation issue, especially conflicts with large animals that entail […]
July 9, 2012

Simson Uri-Khob – Rhino legend

By Ginger Mauney Whether facing a charging rhino, trekking with camels over rugged terrain or refusing to flinch when a foreign cameraman has moved in too […]
July 9, 2012

Wildlife for conservancies – Quick and efficient cash conversion

By Conrad Brain The words ‘conservancy’ and ‘wildlife’ seem to have become almost synonymous. After all, conservancies grew from the recognition that wildlife and other natural […]
July 9, 2012

Elephant management – There’s more to it than meets the eye

By Rudi van Aarde, Sam Ferreira and Theo Wassenaar Conservation Ecology Research Unit, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria Extreme opinions can sometimes mask […]
July 11, 2012

Lessons in Conservation – Namibia at the forefront in Africa

By Garth Owen-Smith, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation Contrary to what many people believe, Europeans were not the first to set areas aside for the […]
July 12, 2012

Protecting lichen communities: The conservation value of Namib Desert lichens

By Dr Jennifer Lalley, Oxford University, University of Witwatersrand Protecting Namibia’s deserts has been an ongoing conservation drive for several decades, but average visitors, the mining […]
July 12, 2012

Cape fur seals: A unique marine phenomenon with a controversial history

The presence of Cape fur seals in Namibian waters is not only a unique phenomenon – these animals are usually associated with sub-polar climates – but also the cause of controversy in both fishing and conservation circles.
July 12, 2012

The cheetah in Namibia: The million dollar question. How many does Namibia have?

By Dr Laurie Marker and Bonnie Schumann, Cheetah Conservation Fund Depending on who you ask, the answer will vary from ‘too many’ – which in most […]
July 12, 2012

Cheetah Conservation: Namibian cheetahs help global populations reproduce

By Dr Laurie Marker, Founder/Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund Can conservation combined with science and technology save the cheetah for future generations? And, if so, how are […]
July 12, 2012

Environmental conservation on the national development agenda: Mass recoveries of wildlife due to unprecedented incentives

By Reagan Chunga, Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia Flip on a light switch, turn a tap, or start your car. For many urban dwellers, these actions may […]
July 12, 2012

Game translocations between Namibia, Zambia and South Africa: Namibian rhino exported into Southern Africa

By Mark Jago, Veterinarian: MET Game Capture Unit Namibia’s highly successful black-rhino conservation programme has been at the forefront of the effort aimed at bringing Diceros bicornis bicornis […]
July 12, 2012

Going green: Sustainability – the last frontier

By Ginger Mauney, Project Co-ordinator, Conservation and the Environment in Namibia People from around the world are drawn to Namibia’s vast, wild places, but with tourism increasing […]
July 12, 2012

Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation: The IRDNC expands with two more training and meeting centres

Growing demands on staff and resources and expansion of its focus beyond wildlife led the Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) to acquire two more […]
July 12, 2012

A name revered in inner conservation circles – Lars Karlsson

By Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia Although many may never have heard of him, Lars Karlsson is revered in Namibia’s inner environmental circles. He […]

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