Thursday, October 25, 2012

Excellent CNN.com profile on Namibia's successful conservation strategy

CNN.com's Eye On series features an excellent profile on Namibia's outstanding and successful conservancy program: How Namibia turned poachers into gamekeepers and saved rare wildlife

The big takeways:

  1. Namibia now has the world's largest population of free roaming cheetahs & black rhinos, both of which were nearing extinction not that long ago. 
  2. Namibia's elephant population has risen from around 13,000 to 20,000 in a decade. 
  3. In NW Namibia, where there were less than 25 lions not long ago, they now total roughly 130
All good things! Ultimate Safari's Tou Trust program is committed to supporting conservation in Namibia for the protection of wildlife and their habitat. A portion of all Ultimate Safaris revenue is directed toward supporting conservation and community development programs which improve the quality of life for both wildlife and local communities.

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