News

Vulture Workshop
Dec
03

On the 24th November 2017, a Vulture Workshop was held at Sossusvlei Lodge. Organised by the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape Association (GSNL), in response to a vulture poisoning incident in October 2017 where several lapped-faced vultures were poisoned by a local livestock farmer. This incident highlighted the fact that training was needed for local managers in order to collect samples from poisoned birds, collect evidence from a crime scene, initiate the appropriate law-enforcement... + read more

Update on ungulate movements
Apr
18

This research project deploys satellite tracking collars on ungulates in the GSNL  and monitors their movements  as well as other environmental parameters. Its objective is to document movement corridors and identify impediments to migration routes for springbok, oryx and Hartmann’s mountain zebra.  Stefanie Urban successfully completed her Bachelor of Natural Resources Management (Honours) project at NUST at the end  of 2016.

Some of her major findings were:

Feb
16

Movements of individual springbok (3 animals), oryx (5) and mountain zebra (4) are being tracked by the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and providing new insights into the land use of these animals.

Three new animations have been uploaded which show movements between December 2015 and November 2016. Click on the links to view them:

»... + read more

Nov
28

Movements of individual springbok (3 animals), oryx (5) and mountain zebra (4) are being tracked by the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and providing new insights into the land use of these animals. It is apparent that many factors influence animal movements including food availability (to be corroborated with rainfall data) and the presence of fences.

Download the... + read more

Landscape members paying attention at the AGM
Aug
07

The recent AGM held in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape was a success with many achievements. A highlight of the meeting was that the amended constitution was signed by landscape members. This will make it easier to register the landscape as an entity. This move is very important as it gives a good sign of continuity and independence of the landscape when the NAM-PLACE project has closed.  

Pages

Subscribe to News