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  • The NACSO team wishes you a happy festive season

    Dear NACSO partners and friends,

    As part of this festive season, we wanted to share some highlights from Namibia’s community conservation programme in 2017. We should all be proud and...

  • Photo: Will Burrard-Lucas

    Human-lion conflict remains a challenge for conservancies in Kunene region that are living with these big cats. The recent killings of a farmers a herd of goats by lions in Torra conservancy was a...

  • Maxi Louis

    The sixty-ninth meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), took place from 27 November - 01 December 2017 in...

  • 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...

  • In most conservancies, the computer skills of staff members are below the level needed to function in today’s society and to remain globally relevant. This was determined during a needs assessment...

  • A film evening with the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area – KAZA – as its focus was hosted by the MET and KfW German Development Bank at the Scientific Society on 1 November.

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  • Kings College Cambridge University

    Cambridge University is asking organisations like NACSO to identify excellent candidates for the 2018-19 cohort of the Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership. It seeks applicants with at...

  • Greenwell Matongo

    We mourn the loss of our colleague and friend, Greenwell Matongo, who died tragically in a vehicle accident on 5 October 2017.

    Greenwell joined WWF in July 2009 and worked for the...

  • Cheetah - Acinonyx jubatus

    The cheetah is designed for speed and it is the fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of up to 110 km/h. Namibia has the largest cheetah population in the world with 90 % of this population living...

  • Ingelore, Hilma, Omagano

    The Namibian Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme has groomed numerous young people in various conservation fields. Three exceptional women, who have been mentored by...

  • Lions near Palmwag

    Clever farmers in Zambezi region took their cue from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and blew vuvuzelas to keep elephants away from their crops. Fast forward to last year in Kunene, when...

  • rhino

    Friday, 22 September 2017, marks the 8th celebration for World Rhino Day. This is an international ecological event that raises awareness of the need to protect the five existing species of...

  • Rhino

    The annual Rhino Conservation Awards took place in August at Montecasino in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Edna Molewa, South African Minister of Environmental Affairs, celebrated the winners,...

  • Kavango cultural group

    World Tourism Day in Namibia will be celebrated on 27 September 2017, in the amphitheatre at the Zoo Park, Windhoek.  The national theme is “Tourism Begins at Home”, the international theme, as...

  • Hai//Om – this name has made headlines in newspapers the past two months over their claims to ancestral land in Etosha National Park. NACSO together with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (...

  • WWF at the Spitzkoppe

    Once a year, the WWF Regional Office of Africa holds a conference for communications officers, and this time around WWF in Namibia hosted communicators from central, east and southern Africa in...

  • Okavango

    With Maurus Nekaro Conservancy listed as Namibia’s 83rd conservancy, another community has joined the conservation movement. Maurus Nekaro is the first Kavango conservancy to the west...

  • This year, the annual Conservancy Chairpersons’ Forum will be held in different regions. The first one took place in Zambezi for the North-east regions. Deputy minister of environment and tourism...

  • International crime syndicates are killing rhinos for profit, and international partnerships are required to fight back and save Namibia’s rhino population. That was the joint message from the...

  • Kudu

    The following Act -  No. 3 of 2017: Nature Conservation Amendment Act, 2017 – has been passed by the Parliament and signed by the President on 9 June 2017, in terms of the Namibian Constitution...

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