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  • Rural electricity supplied by conservancies

    There is a buzz of activity at Sikunga Conservancy office. As always, people are gathered under the huge Mahogany tree, which gives shade on even the hottest day. The conservancy office is a small, dark hut, used only for paperwork. But that’s set to change. Up above is an electricity transformer with two cables, one running to the new conservancy office and another to the Khuta: the traditional authority office.

  • Rural electricity supplied by conservancies

    Things are changing in Mashivi village. Although Zambezi Region is famous for its fish – Tilapia and Bream are firm favourites on the menu – Mashivi is 40 kilometres from the nearest river, and the residents want fresh fish.

  • Rural electricity supplied by conservancies

    If you want a nifty Z in your hair, Ocacious Sanmombo is the man to do it. He has been trimming men’s hair since 2002 under a tree in Sangwali village. He started with a pair of scissors and taught himself to cut gent’s hair. With the money he earned, he invested in an electric razor powered by a solar panel, but that didn’t produce enough power. Business was slow. His average was five haircuts a day. Now, thanks to Wuparo Conservancy, Sangwali has electric power. For Sanmombo it meant an opportunity to incease his business.

  • There is a brand new tractor outside the conservancy office, where the Indunas have gathered to discuss village issues. Bamunu values the advice of its elders, and has decided to invest its income from conservation hunting in projects that will benefit the community.

  • Tracker dogs trained at Waterberg Plateau Park

    The new Dog Unit for Wildlife Protection and Law Enforcement in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism was let off the leash at the Law Enforcement Training School at the Waterberg Plateau National Park on 14 September.

  • Save the Rhino Trust reports at the Namibia Landscape meeting on Combatting Wildlife Crime' tells us more precisely what to expect

    At the USAID funded Combatting Wildlife Crime ‘Namibian Landscape’ meeting on 9 October, Simson Uri-Khob, the Director of Save the Rhino Trust, could point to nine rhino calves born in the last six months, and no rhinos lost to poachers in the Erongo-Kunene conservancies area. USAID is funding five Southern African landscapes, one of which, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), includes Namibia’s north-east, and another, Kunene, where the main focus is combatting wildlife crime syndicates that target rhino.

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