News 2017

  • SULI meeting participant

    Herman Aindongo had the privilege to travel with NACSO Director Maxi Louis to Zimbabwe in May to broaden his experience of conservation in southern Africa. His report on the regional SULi meeting...

  • Nothing gets Namibians more excited than land. A second Land Conference is planned, following on from the first shortly after independence. In the past, agriculture has framed the debate about...

  • NACSO organised a three-day workshop for The North Central Conservancy and Community Forest Regional Association, in Ondangwa from 19 to 21 June 2017. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen the...

  • Lena Florry: Wilderness Manager

    A heart warming film from Wilderness Safaris...

  • Elena Doyle - Wildlife Credits Supporter

    Congratulations Elena Doyle, the winner of two nights for two at Hobatere lodge. Her photo entry for supporting Wildlife Credits at the Tourism Expo got 164 Facebook likes, the most of any entrant...

  • Tourism Expo Wildlife Credits Supporters

    The Tourism Expo, which is one of the important social events in Windhoek, took place from 31 May to 3 June 2017 at the show grounds. Thousands of people flocked to see demonstrations of...

  • Consortium combatting wildlife crime

    The time to act – to combat wildlife crime – is now. That was the clear message, with a clear strategy, set out by WWF in Namibia, twelve Consortium partners, and USAID at the Nampower Convention...

  • NACOPAC workshop

    In a new initiative NACSO is updating its members on events past, present and future, such as the NACOPAC Workshop which took place in April. The NACSO updates can be found on this site under...

  • Kavango and Zambezi Conservancy Associations

    At a meeting in Rundu on 26 April, the Kavango and Zambezi  Conservancy Associations took strong issue with some of the allegations by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources,...

  • Side Track booklets

    Looking for a new adventure? Then go on the Side Track routes through Namibia’s communal conservancies. The Side Tracks are an initiative launched by the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support...

  • From left: Hon. Tommy Nambahu, German Ambassador, Christian Schlaga, Dr. Nadine Faschina and Max Muyemburuko

    Communities in Muduva Nyangana and George Mukoya Conservancies and Community Forests were graced with newly constructed Conservancy offices Dosa and Livayi villages respectively. The new solar...

  • Raymond Kwenani

    Namibia has lost a pillar of conservation. Raymond Kakambi Kwenani passed away in Salambala Conservancy, Zambezi Region, on 28 February 2017. Born on 2 August 1945 in Ibbu Village, close to Ngoma...

  • Game guards Edward (left) and Martin

    Edward Mwaulika slips off his bicycle deep in the forest and listens. An elephant? Poachers? Edward is a game guard, one of 21 dedicated men who keep wildlife safe in Salambala Conservancy on the...

  • Fanuel Ndjiva

    For tourists, the new Galton Gate is an entrance to the west side of Etosha National Park, and a new gateway to the resorts of Okakuejojo, Halali and Namutoni. It’s the kind of infrastructure that...

  • Lion cub

    Undeniably cute – indisputably dangerous. Namibia’s lion dilemma is felt most keenly in the north-east Zambezi Region, sandwiched between Botswana, Angola and Zambia. As a result of cattle losses...

  • Photo: Gareth Bentley, WWF

    While delegates to the National Conference on Human-Wildlife Conflict Management, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in Windhoek on the first two days of March were often...

  • Ingelore Katjingisiua

    Tourism is a major industry in Namibia. This country is one of the leading tourism destinations in Africa because of its unique landscapes and vast array of wildlife. Communal conservancies,...

  • Zambezi bi-annual - Mashi conservancy

    Lush foliage near the Kwando river in Mashi conservancy surrounded the campsite where the Zambezi Bi-annual Conservancy meeting took place from 8 to 10 February 2017. Various ministries, four...

  • Matthew and Herman

    Two new interns have just joined NACSO’s Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). Matthew Walters and Herman Aindongo are both graduates of NUST, the Namibian University of Science and Technology...

  • Jerome Mwilima

    This week IRDNC will bring the 15 conservancies in Zambezi Region together for the bi-annual meeting, to review successes, problems, and strategies. Jerome Mwilima is the manager of Bamunu...

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