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Crafter showing off her products Tuesday 16th November, 2021

CRAFTERS’ SUPPORT-Promoting sustainable use of resources through COVID times

It is well-known that the tourism sector is one of the biggest contributors to employment in Namibia - That was at least until the first quarter of 2020 when tourist arrivals came to halt due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions and bans as a measure to contain the virus. Recent reports have indicated of the reported 14 500 job loses between March to September 2020 the majority were in the accommodation, travel, tourism and hospitality industries.  

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Communities received PPEs such disposable and reusable masks, alcohol-based hand sanitisers and sanitiser stands Wednesday 10th November, 2021

Supply of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to rural communities

Through the CCFN implemented Poverty Oriented Support to Community Conservation in Namibia Project and its collaboration with the Conservation Relief and Resilience and Recovery Facility, CBNRM stakeholders (government, donors, NGOs, individuals) have stepped up to avail support to various Community Based Organizations within Namibia’s registered conservancies and community forests.

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Bi-annual meeting for Zambezi conservancies. (Photo: Gareth Bentley/WWF 2015 Monday 10th May, 2021

Let's talk conservation

Did you know that Namibia is the first country in Africa to incorporate environmental protection in its constitution?

Article 95 of Namibia’s Constitution has allowed for the formation of several policies that enable rural communal communities to directly benefit from natural resources, one of them being the National Policy on Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM).

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Game Guards along the Sobbe Conservancy wildlife corridor Tuesday 20th April, 2021

Innovative conservation in the Sobbe Conservancy – Wildlife Credits

In Namibia and in most parts of Southern Africa, wildlife does not only serve an ecological purpose, but it also offers a crucial supplementary nutritional and economic gain to rural communities. Through initiatives, such as Ecotourism and Wildlife Credits, payments for ecosystem services have not only generated sustainable income but also give incentives to environmental custodians for protecting habitat and crucial wildlife corridors.

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Conservancy meeting Monday 16th March, 2020

Grants to enhance conservancy governance

The European Union (EU) recently approved 2 grants to organisations working to improve governance in Namibia’s Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) sector.

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CCFN launch Wednesday 26th February, 2020

Launch of Community Conservation Fund of Namibia

The Community Conservation Fund of Namibia (CCFN) was officially launched on 13 February 2020 by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta, in Windhoek, at the National Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM).

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