Landscapes Newsletter March 2014

The newsletter contains interesting articles on:

  • landscape meetings
  • patrol camps
  • opening of Nkasa Rupara bridge
  • ten reasons to save the rhino
  • landscapes through the lens
  • national policy on protected areas' neighbours and resident communities
  • removal of fences in the Greater Sossusvlei Landscape
  • Waterberg fire management
  • conservancies institutional governance
  • water... + read more
The Bell Jet-Ranger Helicopter used to deploy the satellite monitoring collars — at Namibrand Nature Reserve

As part of the Greater Sossusvlei Namib Landscape Conservation Initiative under the NAMPLACE Project of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism,  18 animals (9 mountain zebra and 9 oryx) were collared in and around the Namib Naukluft Park in the following sections: Ganab, Tsondab-Naukluft Area, Sesriem-Sossusvlei-Elim area and Namib Rand – Chowagas Mountain Range areas. The collaring exercise went very well without any major problems or challenges. A total of 18 animals were immobilised... + read more

Upgraded ablution facilities

NAM-PLACE recently upgraded the ablution facilities at the 2x4 parking at the entrance to the Sossusvlei Dunes in the Namib Naukluft Park. Six new temporary toilets were built to serve the needs of the high number of visitors to the area, whilst the Ministry conducts a feasibility study for permanent structures.

Plans are also underway to develop appropriate signange for the area, which will assist in offering more information to visitors about the features at the site such as Dead... + read more

Namib Sand Sea © Paul van Schalkwyk

The Namib Sand Sea was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on Friday 21st June 2013.

The Namib Sand Sea World Heritage Site falls entirely within the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape. It is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog. Covering an area of over three million hectares and a buffer zone of 899,500 hectares, the site is composed of two dune systems, an ancient semi-consolidated one overlain by a younger active one. The... + read more

Participants at the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape AGM at Sossusvlei Lodge on 16 March 2013
Namibia and the NamibRand Nature Reserve are at the forefront of conservation through the innovative and ground breaking work that is being done with regard to large landscape conservation. On 16 March 2013, landowners and custodians of properties that make up the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape signed a constitution that legalises this representative body and approved the management plan that will guide the work and outputs of this co-management association.
... + read more


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