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' profiles and videos, or browse the thumbnails below.

Ella !Hoaes explains how wildlife has changed livelihoods through tourism

Isaac Sililo – Field Officer, Sikunga Conservancy

For Martha Lambert seeing wildlife and beautiful landscapes makes her day

Fabian Libanda says we depend on nature for everything

Pineas Kasaona explains how patrols by game guards help to counter poaching

Festus Tjimbi volunteers to monitor wildlife

Kenneth Maplanga describes how tourism is benefitting conservation

Tourism improves livelihoods

Hofney Hoeb - "Rhinos are our future"

Environmental Shepherd Maleska Harases is responsible for the protection of wildlife

Calvin Simu of Sikunga Conservancy explains the importance of nature

Kachana Mukushi – Game guard making a difference

Allan Silubanga shares his experience

Abia Kavita - 23 years as a game guard

Smith Shikoto - Conservation benefits us now and future generations

Jerome Mwilima encourages people to continue protecting wildlife

Hiamaundu Hinu on the importance of conserving nature

Gert Kasupi explains why he loves being a Rhino Ranger

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

Beavan Sinvula invites you to Salambala Conservancy