Okamatapati Conservancy

Region: 
Otjozondjupa
Population: 
1 899
Area km2: 
3 096
Date registered: 
September, 2005
Address: 
Okamatapati Conservancy, P.O. Box 63, Okamatapati
Telephone: 
067-318033/ 68
Geographical features: 

Thornveld savanna biome. Flat sandy area with annual rainfall of 350-400 mm.

Unusual or important features: 

Terminalia sericea (main source of food for cattle during dry period of the year)

Major wildlife resources: 

Wild dog, kudu, warthog, steenbok, duiker, eland, gemsbok, leopard, spotted hyaena.

Management: 

Management Committee of 13 men and five women. Executive Committee of nine members; one female staff; close cooperation between conservancy and local farmers association; conservancy has a representative on local development committee; wildlife monitoring using Event Book monitoring system.

Enterprises: 

Devil's claw and Ozombanwi harvesting.

Meaning of conservancy name: 
Named after the area itself, which comes from the locally common tree Omutapati, usually eaten by goats
Conservancy coordinates: 
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