News 2021

  • A recent opinion editorial published in The Namibian used our 2021 game count data from the Kunene Region as a reason to undermine the Namibian community-based natural resource management (CBNRM)...

  • David Nashimba

    David Nashimba is a member of Iipumbu YaTshilongo Conservancy. As part of the management committee, He oversees overall conservancy activities.

    “I enjoy interacting with colleagues from...

  • Nyae Nyae Conservancy Game guards and Management committee receive SMART training

    The Nyae Nyae Conservancy, located in the Otjozondjupa region in Northeast Namibia is home to a diversity of wildlife including some of the big five such lions, buffalos, elephants, leopards, and...

  • Kachana Mukushi, Game Guard, Lake Lyambezi Conservancy Zambezi region

    “Forming a conservancy will bring about development in our area. I feel good because I am now working, and I believe I’m making a difference for the environment and improving my livelihood.” Says...

  • Land degradation affects people and ecosystems worldwide and is both affected by climate change and contributes to it. Land-use changes and unsustainable land management are direct human causes of...

  • Devil's Claw

    Community members from the Eiseb conservancy and Omuramba ua Mbinda conservancy in the Omaheke region were overjoyed by the financial boost close to N$ 300 000 from the sales of Devil’s Claw at...

  • Victoria Thirion, //Gamaseb Conservancy Secretary since 2018

    I am responsible for organizing conservancy meetings, sending out meeting notices and taking minutes, handling conservancy correspondences, and safekeeping conservancy documents.

    Over the...

  • Africa Izaks, a man of integrity

    Our WWF ambassador, colleague and friend Africa Izaks’s life of humour and kindness did not come to an end with his death. He created fond memories that we will always remember.

    As...

  • From left to right: NNF Executive Director, E€OFish Programme Chair, Governor of Kavango East, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, KAZA Executive Director, NNF Senior Technical Advisor

    The Strengthening Community Fisheries project was launched by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) on 27, April 2021 at Hakusembe Lodge in Rundu, Kavango East region. The project is a grant under...

  • Garth Owen-Smith

    When Garth Owen-Smith started his journey as an Agricultural Officer in Namibia, then Southwest Africa’s rugged and remote harsh desert of Kaokoveld more than 50 years ago, little did he know that...

  • EPDN participants

    “The Parliament of Namibia is excited to be hosting the EPDN experts on our premises,” said Hon Professor Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly at the launch of the Enhancing...

  • Tania Fisch, Vise Treasurer for !Khob !Naub Conservancy since 2019

    My responsibilities as a Vice-Treasurer include preparing and presenting financial reports. In the absence of my supervisor, I authorize payment requests by the conservancy and manage financial...

  • MEFT Minister, FAO and AFD Representatives and Director of Parks and Wildlife

    The French Development Agency (AFD) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), on 12 May 2021 launched the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Community...

  • CBNRM

    Did you know that Namibia is the first country in Africa to incorporate environmental protection in its constitution?

    Article 95 of Namibia’s Constitution has allowed for the formation of...

  • Speak Up For Nature

    Our relationship with nature is dangerously imbalanced. The year 2020 proved that nature is important and essential for our existence, making intact natural systems imperative to our wellbeing....

  • Namibia's Women for Conservation. Photo: Dr Joni Saeger.

    NACSO advocates for gender equality and encourages women to take up roles in conservation initiatives. In 2019, a “Women for conservation” movement was initiated by a group of women from...

  • Game guard

    The Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Hounorable Pohamba Shifeta, launched the Revised National Strategy on Wildlife Protection and Law Enforcement in February 2021 in Windhoek....

  • Marius Vainen Kock

    Marius Kock is a young Game guard from Oskop conservancy. He has been serving in this position for a year now. His job responsibilities include doing regular patrols in the conservancy, monitoring...

  • Elephants

    In Namibia and in most parts of Southern Africa, wildlife does not only serve an ecological purpose, but it also offers a crucial supplementary nutritional and economic gain to rural communities....

  • Sunnypo Imalwa and Albertina Fillipus

    NACSO is excited to welcome two new interns under the Donald Hamer Conservation Leadership Programme. This internship has been taking in young people from various fields of study for about 9 years...

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