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The Namib Naukluft Park is a World Heritage Site

We are very pleased to inform you that Namibia’s second World Heritage Site, the Namib Sand Sea, was approved on the 21st of June 2013! The World Heritage Committee approved the inscription at their world congress in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap (Cambodia). See http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1041

This status adds significant environmental protection to the Namib, for example, a very positive development from this inscription is that the Ministry of Mines and Energy has agreed to stop all Exclusive Prospecting Licenses in the proposed World Heritage Site.

Something to celebrate indeed!

Happy New Year!

We wish you all the best for 2013! We welcomed a new baby giraffe late last year. Noelle was born around Christmas and was first discovered by our ranger, Quinton Hartung.

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Mother and baby giraffe, Noelle, born around Christmas 2012. Photo by Quintin Hartung

Cheetah release project
On the 13th of July 2012 three cheetahs where released by N/a’an ku sê into a temporary holding camp on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. These cats will spend the next few weeks in this 50ha camp where they will be safely able to adjust to their surroundings and acclimatise to the area. Our rangers will be feeding them suitable “whole” carcasses to show them the type of prey they can expect to encounter in the future. One of these days the gates to the enclosure will then simply be left open so that they cheetahs can wonder out and settle down in their new territory. At least one of the cats is fitted with a satellite collar, which will allow staff to monitor this animal’s movements and location for up to two years.

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One of the three cheetahs  releasedinto a temporary holding camp on NamibRand - photo by Peter Woolfe
International Dark Sky Association
We are thrilled to anounce that the NamibRand Nature Reserve has been approved as a "Gold Tier" International Dark Sky Reserve. Read more by clicking on this link.

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The heart of the Milky Way Galaxy as photographed from the NamibRand International Dark Sky Reserve by Dr George Tucker.
J.A. (Albi) Bruckner has been named a "Conservation Hero"
J.A. (Albi) Bruckner has been named a "Conservation Hero" by the Namibia Tourism Board. Read more by clicking on this link.
Antje (RIP) and Albi Bruckner as photographed by Dr Ann Scott.
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The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a International Dark Sky Association (IDA) certified Dark Sky Reserve. Read more
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