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July 5, 2012

Counting wildlife: Namibia one of the greatest biodiversity successes in the world

By Chris Brown and Jo Tagg Every farmer knows how many head of livestock he has. He knows where they are, and he knows how they have […]
July 5, 2012

DRFN: The biggest natural laboratory in the oldest desert in the world

By Conrad Brain It takes a very special type of creature to survive in the desert. Most desert inhabitants sporting specialised and bizarre adaptations very often […]
July 5, 2012

My heart and soul is in Namibia: Laurie Marker

In a recent edition of Discover magazine, Laurie Marker, founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, described Namibia as the country she identifies with […]
July 5, 2012

Emerging environmentalist – Marthin Kasaona

When Marthin Kasaona graduated from Braunfels Agricultural High School in 1998, he was like many young Namibians – he had a basic education, big dreams and […]
July 5, 2012

Mary Seely: The power to inspire

Speak to anyone who has interacted with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and without fail, sometime during the conversation, someone will say, “There’s something about […]
July 5, 2012

Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust: They practise what they preach

By Elinor Dürr and Viktoria Keding NaDEET – the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust – was initiated in August 2002 by a group of concerned citizens […]
July 6, 2012

Namibia’s protected areas: Transforming a patchwork into a network.

by Midori Paxton, Project Co-ordinator for the SPAN Project Namibia’s state-managed system of 20 Protected Areas (PAs) is unquestionably an enviable achievement and an eloquent testimony to […]
July 6, 2012

Managing Namibian community resources

By Linda Baker Beautifully woven baskets, delicate necklaces made from ostrich eggshells, and tiny dolls stained with rich red ochre – these crafts and curios are […]
July 6, 2012

Predators and livestock equals conflict

By Liz Komen In Namibia domestic livestock often falls prey to predators. Historically the solution was to remove predators by using poison, which has resulted in […]
July 6, 2012

National Botanical Research Institute: Conserving the diversity of Namibia’s plant life

By Ginger Mauney In the field there is often a fine line between what can kill you and what can cure you. It can be found […]
July 6, 2012

Dynamite in a small package – Patricia Skyer

Dynamite comes in small packages, and Patricia Skyer is no exception. Patricia’s contribution to environmental development and her pioneering role as a woman in what was […]
July 6, 2012

Skeleton Coast Park – the return of the lions

By Dr Philip “Flip” Stander, Kunene Lion Project The image of a lion walking along an isolated beach has captured the imagination of filmmakers, scientists, and […]
July 6, 2012

Stories in stone: Namibia’s true national archives

By Ginger Mauney In rock shelters, along dry riverbeds and out on the gravel plains, the archaeological record of the human experience in Namibia is literally […]
July 6, 2012

Studying termite mounds: Engineering lessons from termites

By Chamwe Kaira What could we possibly learn from termites, those tiny insects known for their destruction of timber? Well, a research team studied termite mounds […]
July 6, 2012

AfriCat foundation: How hot is a running cheetah?

By Brenda de Witt  Photos courtesy of http://www.africat.org/ Nostrils flare and claws grasp the soil as a cheetah’s fluid greyhound-like body streaks across the golden Namibian soil […]
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

Managing rare endemic species: Black-faced dollar signs

By Dr Tammie Matson It’s right under our noses – a magnificent, vulnerable, arid-adapted antelope with great ecological and economic value. It numbers less than 4 […]
July 6, 2012

Desert Research Foundation of Namibia: A tradition of providing opportunities

By Mary Seely Over forty years ago, a newly established NGO known as the Namib Desert Research Association took on its first student employee to study […]
July 6, 2012

Every River Has Its People: Making a difference where it counts

By Ginger Mauney In 1994, in response to increased pressures on the Okavango River, the basin countries – Angola, Botswana and Namibia – signed an agreement […]
July 6, 2012

Game Rangers Association of Africa: The voice of experience

By Peter Bridgeford The future of conservation in Africa and the preservation of its wilderness lie in the hands of its natural resource managers and field […]

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