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Conservation that works begins with people. These are their stories.
From elephant killing to protecting, the story of Puros Conservancy
When standing atop the Jan Joubert hill in the Puros Conservancy you may spot the long dark line of a giraffe’s neck jutting out from the crusty earth, or see a dark boulder at the foot of a far off mountain beginning to move and realize it’s actually an elephant.
When a tradition protects a culture – and empowers women
“We use this resin in our own culture, and it is also helping to maintain our culture, ” explains Veerii Tjivinda, a young Ovahimba woman who lives in the Otjimenji Village (which means ‘place of the springbuck) in the Orupembe conservancy in the Kunene region of Namibia.
Chief Mayuni talks about hunting
What does hunting mean for Namibia? According to Chief Mayuni, the patron of Mayuni Conservancy and the Chief of the Mafwe people, hunting is essential to conservation in Namibia.
A shining Star in Kunene
Maggie Vriess sits between two worlds. The village of Vrede, a small hamlet on the gravel road between Khorixas and Palmwag, and the jet-set world of international tourism. Mind you, as the manager of Damaraland Camp (D Camp), an exclusive lodge 17 km away from the same road, Maggie doesn’t get much time for sitting.
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