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  • A buzzard circled low and then landed on the flood plain, and Neville told a story from the Dreamtime. Neville Poelina is an Aboriginal Australian who runs his own tour company.

  • Living with wildlife is easier said than done. Striking a balance between the needs of people and wildlife has not been easy, but a way forward was found in 1996.

  • Jacobus !Narib owns six cows. He used to own seven. Six or seven: that's barely enough for a farmer to survive on, even if you count in the twenty odd sheep and goats.

  • The Nigerian Chief Emeka Anyaoku, ex-Secretary General of the Commonwealth, was in Namibia during October last year to award the prestigious Gift to the Earth to Namibia.

  • An American intern goes to eat in Katutura: Though, by no means a vegetarian, I felt unsure about eating something that was smiling at me.

  • Zara Beard is a student at The New School University in New York studying Environmental Science, and is an aspiring writer and photographer. She is completing a short internship with WWF in...

  • Landine turns a page on the flip chart to reveal the stock losses. Lions took three calves at Leeukop. The farmer shot one and the Ministry is investigating.

  • Loud applause ends Janet Matota’s presentation on the role of women in conservation in Caprivi.

  • John Ledger is reading an article on fairy circles at Puros campsite.

  • “Hi, I’m Delicious!” Salufo Limbo was holding out his hand in greeting.

  • Hunters are conservationists. It's a statement that might surprise many outside of hunting circles. It's also a fact widely accepted by conservation organizations on the ground.

  • “Always something new out of Africa” quoted Pliny the Elder.

  • Je m'apelle Mariane, or: ich heisse Mariane.

  • “ Grootberg Lodge is the only place in Namibia where you can sit with binoculars and watch Black Eagles from above,” says Danie.

  • There you are, in one of the great game parks of Africa, and the gates close at sunset. Fortunately Namibia Wildlife Resorts have come up with an innovative solution: night game drives.

  • To see a lion in the wild is one of the great moments in nature – arguably worth many sightings in national parks, however natural the parks may be. How often have you heard the conversation:

  • Everybody knows that Bushmen are the best trackers, so it comes as a surprise to find a white South African down on his hands and knees teaching a Khwe San how to read the signs in the sand.

  • Florence has just come in from ploughing the maize field with oxen. It is December and the rains are gathering.

  • The power line to the school passes right over Annety’s house. After the sun goes down, Sesheke village in Caprivi is plunged into darkness - like most of rural Namibia.

  • Linking sophisticated conservation of wildlife with tourism and community development is the vision behind Southern Africa’s latest ‘peace park’.


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