List of Conservancies in Namibia

List of Conservancies in Namibia

What Are Conservancies?

Conservancies are community and/or privately-owned lands are set aside for conservation that provide unique benefits and safeguards not only to wildlife but also to the land owners.

Here Are Some Of The List Of Conservancies in Namibia

Namib Naukluft Park

Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations

Frequently Ask Questions

How many conservancies are there in Namibia?

Fifteen years after the first Gift to the Earth, there are now 79 communal conservancies covering 19.5% of Namibia’s land, with one in five rural Namibians living in a conservancy.

Why have communal conservancies succeeded in Namibia?

Across Namibia and globally, communal conservancies have become a recognized conservation success story. While many challenges remain, conservancies have contributed to strengthening communities’ rights, voice and stewardship of the wildlife on which they depend for their livelihoods and cultures.

What three species has Namibia helped rebound through its community based conservation?

Namibia’s conservation efforts have helped increase wildlife populations—particularly large animals such as elephants and predators like cheetahs. As these populations grow and their ranges expand, they come into more frequent contact with communities.

What is the full form of Swapo?

The South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) (/ˈswɑːpoʊ/) (Afrikaans: Suidwes-Afrikaanse Volks Organisasie, SWAVO; German: Südwestafrikanische Volksorganisation, SWAVO) officially known as SWAPO Party of Namibia, is a political party and former independence movement in Namibia.

What animals live in Namibia?

  • Gemsbok.
  • Plains zebra.
  • Kirk’s dik-dik.
  • Springbok antelope.
  • Wildebeest.
  • African buffalo.
  • Ground pangolin.
  • Namib Desert beetle.

What does Conversancy mean in Namibia?

Definitions of conversancy. noun. personal knowledge or information about someone or something. synonyms: acquaintance, conversance, familiarity.

What is the meaning of Conversance in Namibia?

Conversance – personal knowledge or information about someone or something. acquaintance, conversancy, familiarity. information – knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction.

What is a land conservancy in Namibia?

Land conservancies, also known as land trusts, are community-based, nonprofit organizations dedicated to the permanent protection and stewardship of natural and working lands for the public good.

Who owns conservation land in Namibia?

Under a conservation easement, the landowner retains ownership and use of the land, as well as the right to decide which activities will be allowed.

Can you take land out of conservation in Namibia?

While no conservation easement will ever be terminated, there are times where it can be amended. Ken says although an amendment can be made to an easement, these are rare and the only way they can happen is if the landowner is willing to donate other retained rights they own.

Why are conservation easements bad in Namibia?

Important land is protected, and a fair deduction is taken. The principal reasons for bad conservation easement transactions are incorrect, inflated or fraudulent appraisals that create incorrect, inflated or fraudulent income tax deductions. The public value of conservation easements is tremendous.

What are the cons of conservation in Namibia?

Conservation helps to ensure we not only save species from destruction. but help preserve the environment we ourselves live in. The cons are that we have limited resources. Also it can be hard to choose where to focus our efforts.

How do you buy land for conservation in Namibia?

  • Apply for a voluntary agreement.
  • Apply for a conservation partners grant.
  • Apply for a funded agreement.
  • Buy a conservation property.
  • Apply for an agreement to generate credits.
  • Sell biodiversity credits under your BSA.
  • Pay into the fund to offset development.
  • Express interest in a fixed price offer.

Are conservation easements a good investment in Namibia?

Conservation easements are a great idea, in theory. Here’s the way they work. Basically, if you are willing to donate your property for the public good, and that donation reduces the value of your property, you get to take a tax deduction equal to the reduction in the value of your property.

What can you do with conservation land in Namibia?

In general, conservation easements must provide public benefits. “Public benefits” include water quality, farm and ranchland preservation, scenic views, wildlife habitat, protecting endangered species, outdoor recreation, education, and historic preservation. Not all land trusts are created equal.