namib desert

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 13, 2012

Lichens – An entrenched relationship of two parts

By Hu Berry Lichens on the surface of the earth are the same as the proverbial canary in the coal mine. When lichens die something is […]
July 13, 2012

Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park – Namib-Naukluft Park: One of Namibia’s grandest and most complex parks

By Hugh Paxton, Environmental Journalist The Namib-Naukluft is not only Namibia’s largest park (49 768 km2), but is currently also the second-largest protected area in Africa. […]
July 15, 2012

Shipwrecks – A legacy of stricken vessels

Hu Berry looks at the legacy of the Skeleton Coast shipwrecks in Namibia …  They heard the dreaded sound of keel rasping on submerged shoals as […]
July 15, 2012

Succulents – Treasures of the Namib Desert

By Hu Berry Scarce and susceptible, some of the Namib’s succulents have become rare because of the ‘collector’ or plant thief who unscrupulously removes them from […]
August 12, 2012

BIG STORIES about little things – The Namib desert

This is the first in a series by Joh Henschel of EnviroMEND about the Namib Desert, a Pandora’s Box where small is big. Its wonders have […]
August 28, 2012

Namibgrens – Namibia

A serendipitous find by Ron Swilling Midway between Sossusvlei and Windhoek lies an unassuming farm, NamibGrens. It belongs to the Rabie family, members of whom have […]
November 6, 2012

Sperrgebiet renamed to Tsau //Khaeb

It is official. The Namibian government has approved the name change of the Sperrgebiet National Park, which from now on will be called the Tsau //Khaeb […]
November 14, 2012

The amazing anaboom – a vital source

By Barbara Curtis, Photographs Vivienne Ward The Namib Desert appears to be a dry and dusty place where plants and animals battle against temperature extremes, strong winds […]
December 21, 2012

10 of the Coast’s Hangout Spots Not to Miss this December

Compiled by Marita van Rooyen Chilling at the Coast Namibia’s coast is a hotspot of activities. Here we chronicle some of the 10 must see’s and […]
January 17, 2013

Surfing the sand – Namibian adventure

Text and photographs by Ron Swilling who experienced a genuine Namibian adventure It was all laid-back-surfer rhythm as I gave cool-cat Bambo “It’s Rambo with an B” […]
January 22, 2013

Namibia – Walvis Bay Waterfront

Ron Swilling strolls through an “alcove of charm” – the Walvis Bay Waterfront in Namibia No longer is Walvis Bay to be bypassed, driven through or […]
April 3, 2013

BIG STORIES about little things – Namib Desert’s pandora box

Floccinaucinihilipilification antithesis This is the nineteenth and final article in a series by Joh Henschel of EnviroMEND about the Namib Desert. Its wonders have many forms, […]
April 26, 2013

An olive education

Text and photographs Ron Swilling More than 3 000 olive trees grow in one of the sparsest regions of Namibia – Ron Swilling found out more […]
May 4, 2013

Namibia in autumn – Visiting your favourite holiday destinations

Compiled by Annabelle Venter Lead photo: Annabelle Venter Visiting Namibia’s favourite holiday destinations in autumn When setting out from Windhoek, pause for a moment and look up […]
May 5, 2013

Namib desert top 10 desert adventure

One of the things that distinguishes Namibia is the fact that our entire dune studded coastline, home to the Namib desert, is under some type of […]
May 7, 2013

Key biodiversity vulnerability and landuse for the Central Namib

by Joh Henschel, EnviroMEND & Nicky Jenner,Flora International Can the continued drive for economic development align with conserving the integrity of ancient desert systems, unique biodiversity […]
May 20, 2013

Namibia – the clarity of wide open spaces

Desert Dreaming My ten-day safari around Namibia had reached the northern regions and we now veered west to the drier parts of the country. Days of […]
June 26, 2013

Desert laughing – the great Namib desert

Text and photos by Ron Swilling The wind plays sand symphonies and the desert laughs. We enter the music of the wind expressed in patterns, shapes, […]
July 12, 2013

Toktok Talkie – toktokkies in the Namib

Eureka Tokteka – by Joh Henschel Archimedes discovered that immensity of volume and weight, give density. He expressed his Eureka, by becoming a streaker, and is […]

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