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 21, 2012

The status of Namibia’s Harmann’s Zebra

A Namibian endemic: the Hartmann’s zebra Hartmann’s zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) is a near endemic to Namibia with a secure and stable population of approximately 24 […]
July 6, 2012

Senior guide Orlando Haraseb – conservationist in action

Senior guide, Orlando Haraseb, has been trained in all aspects of field guiding, and is currently undertaking the NATH courses. His previous training is paying dividends, […]
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 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 15, 2012

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 […]
August 17, 2012

Tracing the demise of Alexander’s behemoth at Walvis Bay

by Joh Henschel It may be difficult today to visualise the occurrence of black rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and lion in the Kuiseb Delta near Walvis […]
September 3, 2012

Conservancy safari tourism – Make your footprint count

by Margaret Jacobsohn, co-director IRDNC Conservancy Safaris – Namibia [CS-N] – is the first and only mobile safari operation partnering with conservancies for real benefits. Investors […]
September 20, 2012

Farewell to a conservation giant – Ben Beytell

By Jana-Mari Smith Hailed as a pioneer in Namibia’s conservation field, Ben Beytell (61), former Director of Parks and Wildlife Services at Namibia’s Ministry of Environment […]
January 15, 2013

Adventure Travel World Summit 2013 – Namibia is Africa’s first ATWS host

By Natasha Martin What does Swakopmund, Namibia’s coastal jewel, have in common with cities like Lucerne in Switzerland, Chiapas in Mexico and Charlevoix in Canada? If […]
January 16, 2013

Namibia: 42% and counting

Namibia is proud to host the upcoming Adventure Travel World Summit 2013 (ATWS) and as a pre-taste it is worth watching this video which clearly shows […]
May 6, 2013

44% of Namibia’s land area under conservation

A message from Minister Uahekua Herunga on conservation in Namibia …  Our protected areas are a national heritage that play the role of laboratories for biodiversity […]
May 6, 2013

Namibia: Protected areas, climate change and the green economy

A nexus that needs to empower nationally Text Jonas Nghishidi & Samson Mulonga Photographs: Samson Mulonga  From a small wooden hut on a riverbank of the […]
May 6, 2013

Namibia Conservation profile: Colgar Sikopo

Ready for the tough challenge Text Rosalia Iileka “It was a wonderful experience to be involved in and work with the SPAN Project from its inception […]
May 7, 2013

Conservation profile: Martha Mwandingi

Madam Sustainable Development Text Samson Mulonga “Sustainable development is about balancing human needs with the protection of the natural environment in a way that does not […]
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 […]
May 24, 2013

Rare and endangered species trust (REST)

The Rare and Endangered Species Trust (REST) is a non-profit educational centre located on a small farm about 47 km south of Otjiwarongo. The Trust was […]
May 28, 2013

2013 Namibia tourism expo – visit the conservation stand

By Jana-Mari Smith Namibia’s globally praised conservancy programme is set to impress again at the 15th annual Namibia Tourism Expo, which will run from 29 May […]
June 6, 2013

A small but spectacular predator – the bat-eared fox of Namibia

Text and Photos by Dirk Skorski Dirk Skorski is a German freelance nature photographer who works and lives in Namibia. When photographing Namibian wildlife and landscape, […]
June 18, 2013

Good plans make good parks

A winning conservation and development recipe Text by Linda Baker & Ed Humphrey / Photographs by Paul van Schalkwyk  A patchwork of small parks, conservancies and […]

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