Literature and other resources


Relevant literature

  • A digest of information on key aspects of Karas and Hardap's geography

    Mendelsohn, J. 2007. A digest of information on key aspects of Karas and Hardap's geography

    While much of Hardap and Karas is fairly flat, there is also much scenic beauty to be admired, especially along the escarpment, the coast, in the Namib, the Karas Mountains and, of course, the famous Fish River canyon and the Orange River. The absence of people adds more to the wilderness value of many areas, since the majority and a growing proportion of people live in towns. Although much has been done to emphasise and promote the idea of rural development, it is a simple fact the low rainfall, poor soils and absence of markets and infrastructure make rural life particularly harsh.
  • A digest of information on key aspects of Kunene and Erongo's geography

    Mendelsohn, J. 2007. A digest of information on key aspects of Kunene and Erongo's geography

    Other than the vast expanses of open land, the two regions have a great number of other assets. Obvious ones are such attractions as the Namib Desert and its dunes, the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe and rock art, especially at Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, the lagoon at Walvis Bay, and abundant wildlife, including the famous desert elephants and fur seals.
  • LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION AREAS’ LAW ENFORCEMENT MANUAL

    Law Enforcement Brochure - roads-camping-littering-fires-trespassing

    Given the capacity of the area’s tourism, the stakeholders within the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape (GSNL) are confronted with management issues related to the tourism industry. These issues are specifically related to the conduct of the tourists in the area, and strict management implementation is necessary to uphold the environment and socio-economic status of the area. In pursuit of this, the landscape recognised the need to enhance law enforcement capacity in the area i, with the emphasis on educating NAMPOL on the relevant laws applicable to the regulation of tourism activities within the landscape, as well as on how the landscape members can complement NAMPOL’s efforts by exploring what powers landscape members have in terms of the law.
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  • NAM-PLACE Best Practice Document

    Challenges, Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Establishing Landscape Conservati on Areas in Namibia

    Namibia’s protected area (PA) network makes significant contributions to the conservation of biodiversity which is of national and international importance and contributes to the maintenance of ecosystem services. In addition the network has the potential to contribute to the socio-economic benefits of local communities who are residents and/or neighbours of protected areas. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) recognises the importance of creating positive attitudes of residents and neighbours towards protected areas and of capitalising on sound management with them to enhance conservation activities. MET also recognises that protected areas (PAs) cannot operate as islands surrounded by areas of incompatible land uses, and in view of climate change predictions it is important to maintain connectivity between PAs including across international boundaries. As a result, supported by the GEF-funded NAM-PLACE Project, MET has been exploring the establishment and development of Landscape Conservation Areas (LCAs) in different parts of Namibia.
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  • Namibia Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

    Ministry of Environment and Tourism. 2008. Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Namibia. Final Report

    Vulnerability and Adaptation assessment to climate change carried out in preparation of the Second National Communication in meeting Government’s obligations to the UNFCCC. The report addresses the vulnerability of the water and agricultural sectors to climate change, and suggest adaptation measures to cope with the expected impacts. Vulnerability is placed in the socio-economic contexts of rural areas, in particular the Karas and Caprivi regions.
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  • Namibia's Coast: Ocean Riches and Desert Treasures

    Robertson, A., Jarvis, A., Mendelsohn, J. and Swart, R. 2012. Namibia's Coast: Ocean Riches and Desert Treasures. Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

    Full colour book on Namibia's coast with chapters on: Introducing the coast of Namibia; Weather and Water; Foundations and Landshapes; The Living Coast; People of the Coast; Economic Resources and Activities; From the Past to the Future.
  • Observations on the movements and home ranges of Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras and Oryx in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape

    Mendelsohn J & Mendelsohn M, 2014. Observations on the movements and home ranges of Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras and Oryx in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape. Update December 2014

    This document provides an update of information on the movements and locations of 9 Hartmann’s mountain zebra and 9 oryx in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape (GSNL). The report covers one year: from the last days of November 2013 when the transmitters were fitted to the end of November 2014. A previous report reviewed data collected during the first 7 months up to the 26th of June 2014.
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  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Karas Integrated Regional Land Use Plan (KIRLUP)

    Koch, M., Pallett, J., Tarr, P. and Wetzel, G. 2011. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Karas Integrated Regional Land Use Plan (KIRLUP). Final Report 25 February 2011

    This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) looks at the suggestions and proposals of the Karas Integrated Regional Land Use Plan, with the objective to develop sustainable options, identify the potential of the region’s natural resources and to achieve the land uses that best fit that potential.
  • The coast of the Erongo Region

    Robertson, T., Mendelsohn, J., Jarvis, A. and Swart, R. 2012. The Coast of the Erongo Region - Namibia's Coast.  NACOMA

    A booklet compiled from the book: Namibia's coast: Ocean riches and desert treasures.
  • The coast of the Hardap Region

    Swart R, Robertson T, Mendelsohn J & Jarvis A. 2012. The coast of the Hardap Region. NACOMA

    A booklet compiled from the book: Namibia's coast: Ocean riches and desert treasures.
  • The coast of the Karas Region

    Jarvis A, Swart R, Robertson T & Mendelsohn J. 2012. The coast of the Karas Region. NACOMA

    A booklet compiled from the book: Namibia's coast: Ocean riches and desert treasures.
  • The ecological, social & economic implications of private game parks & private nature reserves in Namibia

    The ecological, social & economic implications of private game parks & private nature reserves in Namibia

    The Ministry of Environment & Tourism commissioned this study into the ecological, social, and economic implications of private game parks and nature reserves in Namibia. The Ministry engaged the services of an independent team of researchers consisting of an ecologist, an economist and a lawyer.
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