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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 5, 2012

Experiencing Damara culture first-hand

The Anmire Cultural Village is a community-based tourism enterprise that is locally owned and managed by the Khowarib community. Profits from the enterprise go to members […]
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 12, 2012

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 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 13, 2012

Paradise in Namibia

Most visitors come to Namibia to luxuriate in its vast open spaces, its richness of wildlife, its spectacular and varied landscapes, and its fascinating cultures. Most […]
June 18, 2012

Namibian Tree Atlas Project: Three years of Atlassing

By Barbara Curtis, Project Manager, Tree Atlas Project, National Botanic Research Institute The Namibian Tree Atlas Project is a public participation project that has been running […]
June 18, 2012

The cheetah – one of Namibia’s endangered species

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 “to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research and education on cheetahs and their ecosystems, working […]
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 Peace Parks Concept

Surprisingly large proportions of protected areas lie on borders between countries. In Africa, for instance, 40% of national parks are found along borders. A further phenomenon is […]
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

The zebra snake antivenom project

By Mike Griffin The bite of the zebra snake, Naja nigricincta nigricincta, has always been a problem in Namibia. This snake is very common in the […]
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 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

An atlas of Namibia

By John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Anthony Robertson The Atlas of Namibia represents a vast source of information compiled from over a hundred sources. It […]
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

Going, going, gone – Investing in wildlife

Wildlife is big business in Namibia, with several complementary elements contributing to the economy and conservation. The active participation of the private sector is critical if […]
June 19, 2012

The black-faced impala – One of Namibia’s conservation success stories

By Amy Schoeman Imagine a larger and darker version of the graceful impala with its shiny reddish coat and long slender legs, add a distinctive dark […]
June 19, 2012

The brown hyaena – not only a scavenger

By Ingrid Wiesel, PhD student at Hamburg University, Germany, based in Lüderitz Brown hyaena (Hyaena brunnea, Thunberg, 1820) in Southern Africa are known to be mainly […]

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