Throughout Africa rhinos, elephants and lions are disappearing.
In Namibia they’re thriving - and so are the communities working to
protect them.
IRDNC - What we do
more elephants today than in 1995

IRDNC - How we work
lions in Namibia today and the only country with a free-roaming population that is expanding outside of national parks
IRDNC - The Impact
more rhinos today than in 1982, making Namibia’s the largest free-roaming population of black rhino in the world

Income to Communities Supporting Conservation in US$

Income to Conservancies – 2015

Conservancy Income - 2015 US$ N$
Cash benefits to conservancy residents 342,765 4,378,476
Total returns to communities 7,999,328 102,183,045
Trophy Hunting Income 2,276,049 29,074,144
Tourism Income 1,127,623 14,404,199
Indigenous Plant Income 59,041 754,193
Resident employees income from tourism 2,195,317 28,042,872
Resident employee income from indigenous plants 83,438 1,065,827
Resident employee income from crafts 83,418 1,065,579
Land under conservation management (proportion of Namibia’s total land area)
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Where we work
Elephants have increased 8 fold since 1980
more elephants today than in 1980

Plains Animals (springbok, gemsbok, mountain zebra, etc.) have increased 10 fold since 1980
more plains animals (springbok, gemsbok, mountain zebra, etc.) since 1980

People employed by IRDNC supported conservancy enterprises 2000-2015 *

*These figures include people employed by conservancy enterprises and do not include conservancy staff.
In 2015 conservancies directly employed 345 staff in Zambezi and 189 staff in Kunene.

Conservancy Income

Kunene income by category 2015

Zambezi income by category 2015

  2000 (US$) 2015 (US$) Total income
Kunene $98,837 $2,085,880 $5,974,424
Zambezi $27,527 $3,506,629 $10,351,877
Enterprises: Crafts, joint ventures, indigenous natural products, wildlife utilization, etc.
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