There is a flip chart flapping in a welcome breeze under the fierce sun in Torra Conservancy, in Namibia’s arid north-west. A block meeting is taking place in Middleputz under one of the few trees offering a little shade. Halfway down the agenda after prayers, welcome, and conservancy study grants, stand three stark initials, HWC: Human Wildlife Conflict. Three kilometers away as the snake eagle might fly, or eight by tortuous stony paths, lies a kraal where 86 goats and sheep were killed by lions the night before.
NACSO connects the communities and organisations that manage and conserve Namibia’s natural resources