Marlice van Vuuren and the N/a’an ku sê  Success Story

A Namibian conservationist of note, Marlice van Vuuren is a small town girl who grew up to be one of the biggest forces in the Namibian conservation sector.  Together with her husband, she established and runs the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in central Namibia. Raised in Eastern Namibia, she was introduced to conservation by her parents who were both …

Community-Based Conservation For Sustainability 

One of the pioneers of the Communal Conservancy Program in Namibia, Dr. Margaret Jacobsohn is no stranger to the MYD show.  This time around, she joins us to talk about Namibian conservation and her memoir, ‘Life Is Like A Kudu Horn’. MYD: What motivated you to write this book? I think my belief and passion for community action, because I …

Lessons in Conservation With Alistair Nielson

The Managing Director of Conservation Synergies, Alistair Nielson in this episode of the MYD Earth show shares his insight on conservation in Namibia and Africa at large.  After working for years to fight poaching in Mozambique, Alistair is able to share a snapshot of the environmental situation in Mozambique and while it’s a very different picture to Namibian conservation, the …

The MYD Earth show with Heiko Denker

Kirsty Watermeyer interviews Heiko Denker in this episode of MYD Earth. Not a stranger to the show, he shares his thoughts on conservation and the possibilities that it opens up for a country.   While art has become a passion for him in recent years, Heiko is actually an engineer by profession and only recently started to explore his artistic …

Protecting Rhinos Through Teamwork

MYD Earth travelled to Koakoveld and Damaraland with Wilderness Safaris, to find out first hand about Namibian conservation successes. At Wereld’s End, in the howling wind, two legends of Namibian conservation, Garth Owen-Smith and Dr. Margaret Jacobson, shared with us on the fight against rhino poaching and community involvement. This is a story of heroes and success in conservation through teamwork “A remarkable …

The People Standing Up Against Poaching

“I started working as a game ranger in November 2014. I enjoy patrolling, and I enjoy arresting poachers. Arresting a poacher is not something to play with, you have to have the right tactics to approach the poacher.”  Game Guard at Salambala Conservancy, Costar Mbalolo In an area surrounded by floodplains in the Zambezi Region lies a conservancy called Shalambala …