News and Event Listing


Despite the massive economic loss of Epupa conservancy communities, due to carnivores. Many still want to cohabit with the same carnivores that cause damage to their livestock and crop fields.

I was part of a three-week long dung beetle and lacewing collecting expedition to the Kaokoveld during April 2019. Our aim was to survey the selected groups in a north south transect. This expedition was partly funded by the SCIONA project.

As part of technology exploration and co-design, researchers led by Professor Heike Winschiers-Theophilus travelled to Epupa and Okanguati between the 20th - 26th of July.

Epupa and Okanguati are amongst the many conservancies in Namibia experiencing human-carnivore conflict. In an effort to conserve wildlife, hundreds of livestock are lost annually to leopard, cheetah, caracal, lions, jackals and crocodiles.

Amidst the global pandemic, in North West Namibia, conservancies undertook their annual game count activities.


Previous Events

Community surveys on human wildlife conflict in Epupa and Okanguati Conservancies

Date: 05 May 2021 to 25 May 2021

Iona National Park carnivore collaring

Date: 03 May 2021 to 04 Jun 2021

Iona National Park Mountain top helicopter survey

Date: 21 Apr 2021 to 05 May 2021

Soil data collection around Springbokwasser

Date: 02 Mar 2021 to 07 Mar 2021

Transboundary workshop of cross fertilization of knowledge and NRM

Date: 12 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021

Insect trapping from Hentiesbay to Cape Fria

Date: 29 Mar 2021 to 09 Apr 2021

Human Wildlife Conflict and Livelihoods household surveys

Date: 22 Feb 2021 to 15 Mar 2021

Technology usability testing, co-design, validation, etc

Date: 20 Feb 2021 to 24 Feb 2021

Human Wildlife Conflict and Livelihoods household surveys

Date: 07 Nov 2020 to 24 Nov 2020

Advisory Board Meeting

Date: 20 Nov 2020