Voices in Conservation

Namibia’s conservancy movement has been the catalyst for change across rural Namibia, changing landscapes and lives. Conservancies are home to one in four rural Namibians who have made the choice to live with wildlife, a choice which has led to expanding range and numbers of wildlife populations. Through wildlife management and joint venture tourism enterprises, conservancies have helped to establish wildlife-based economies, providing training and jobs in rural areas.

Another critical product of conservancies is the sense of pride conservancy members take in protecting and share their stunning land and the spectacular wildlife and ecosystems that it helps to protect.

Enjoy these personal stories in “Voices in Conservation” and be inspired to include visits to these areas on your next trip to Namibia!

Click on a location on the map to access the 'Voices in Conservation' videos, or browse the thumbnails below.

Beavan Sinvula invites you to Salambala Conservancy

Kenneth Maplanga describes how tourism is benefitting conservation

Hans Fwelimbi discusses how the people of Wuparo live with wild animals

Calvin Simu of Sikunga Conservancy explains the importance of nature