News 2020

  • GMUP training of Trainers workshop in Opuwo

    One of the fundamental documents required for conservancies to operate is the Game Management and Utilization Plan (GMUP), as stipulated in the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism’s (...

  • Sigrid Nyambe and Ingelore Katjingisiua

    One of the Conservation Leadership Programme interns took a trip to the North Eastern regions She shares her experience from the excursion.

    On 13 September 2020, I went on a field trip to...

  • Fabian Libanda, Acting Manager - Salambala Conservancy

    "Come and see what nature has to offer this side of the country. The area is well managed by community members who are well educated about conservation management and the benefits of conservation...

  • Smith Shikoto

    “We need to continue with our work and those that we leave behind once we’re gone can continue surviving from the natural resources that we have been conserving and benefiting from.” Smith Shikoto...

  • Isaac Sililo

    Namibia’s conservancy movement has been the catalyst for change across rural Namibia, changing landscapes and lives. Conservancies are home to one in four rural Namibians who have made the choice...

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has granted Oskop and Huibes conservancy a joint tourism concession in the Namib Naukluft Park at Farm Sussex. This is based on the Nature...

  • World Tourism Day has been celebrated every year since 27 September 1980 to raise awareness on the importance of tourism in the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects. The theme for...

  • Rhinoceros

    When it comes to taking care of the natural environment, there should be no debate, Namibians are one of the enthusiasts, they are conservationists at heart and never cease to care for their...

  • African Wild dog

    In August 2020, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) staff reported that an African wild dog puppy carcass has fallen victim to what is believed to have been an intentional road kill situation. As...

  • Erwin Muhongi

    Save the Rhino Trust has been awarded an emergency relief funding by The Wildlife Ranger Challenge to combat the immediate threat to operations posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.The continental-wide...

  • Participants

    In July, Namibia Development Trust (NDT) hosted a meeting at the Pastoral Centre in Keetmanshoop. Representatives from the southern conservancies - Huibes, Oskop, !Gawachab, !Khob !Naub, //Gamaseb...

  • Reuben Mwamo

    Many countries have had to adjust to the effects of COVID 19 across the globe. To prevent further spread, travel restrictions have been put in place both locally and internationally. This has...

  • Lion in the wild

    A bill making its way through the California legislature would ban the possession of trophies from animals killed in Africa. But some African conservation organisations and governments say the ban...

  • Meeting

    On the cold and windy morning of 15 July 2020, at Sikunga Conservancy, the Zambezi Conservancy Biannual meeting commenced under one of the big trees outside the conservancy office. The meetings...

  • Rhinoceros

    The global COVID 19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the world’s economy, which has negatively impacted conservation. Organizations that supports rhino conservation in northwest Namibia...

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) in collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) has translocated 30 giraffes to two communal conservancies and a national...

  • CCF's field team, Game Guards: Nelson, Izapi, Uno and Community Coordinator, Nadja LeRoux

    The potential for an increase in poaching and retaliatory killing of carnivores is concerning to Cheetah Conservation Fund’s communal conservation partners throughout Namibia. Communities are...

  • Martha Lambert, Game guard, //Audi Conservancy

    Martha Lambert is a farmer and game guard from //Audi Conservancy in the Kunene region. She has been working as a conservancy game guard for almost 14 years now.

    “I grew up here and I have...

  • Geoffrey Divai Luhepo, Field Officer, Mashi Conservancy

    Geoffrey Divai Luhepo, is currently the Field Officer of Mashi Conservancy, which borders Bwabwata and Mudumu National Parks and forms part of the Mudumu North Complex Landscape. He started his...

  • Handing over of food parcels

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has had various effects on people’s livelihoods, including community conservation efforts. In Namibia, the state of emergency and subsequent lockdown due to the COVID-...

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