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Namibian Communities Take the Lead on Conservation

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Living in Namibia for the last 20 years, I have seen the outlook on the wildlife here go from rather dismal to incredibly hopeful.

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Kit B. (276)
Friday August 2, 2013, 4:58 pm

yes, Namibia is doing very well with their conservation activities and still they have to deal with the same cruel down side as each country fighting these battles. The poachers, who I'm beginning to think should be shot on sight. The best award possible goes to the country of Namibia and is the healthy growing populations.

JL A. (282)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:30 pm
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Judy C. (105)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:35 pm
The article states:

"One of the most inspiring visits was a high-ranking delegation from Nepal. It was remarkable to sit in the constitution room at parliament and hear our Namibian hosts so proudly tell their guests about how important it is to create a constitution that incorporates sustainable management of the environment and proactive engagement with communities."

This is very encouraging to see a nation actually incorporating values of sustainability and foresight regarding wildlife and the environment into their constitution. Thanks, J.L.

Terry V. (30)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:37 pm

JL A. (282)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:50 pm
You are welcome Judy and Terry!
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Vicky P. (476)
Friday August 2, 2013, 5:56 pm
good for them, hopefully other countries follow their lead

JL A. (282)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:05 pm
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Gloria picchetti (310)
Friday August 2, 2013, 7:18 pm
"With 79 registered conservancies covering 38 million acres, Namibia has become a conservation model that inspires hope for countries and communities around the globe. Twenty different countries have sent delegations to come and learn from Namibia’s experiences and successes." That is the way to get the job done!

GGmaSheila D. (186)
Friday August 2, 2013, 8:20 pm
Kudos to Namibia for the great turnaround. The key was in the people, but without the government, nothing would have saved the animals.

Love to see a delegation from America go over to learn how to manage its wildlife - instead of killing it off, legally. Wishful thinking. Noted with thanks.

JL A. (282)
Friday August 2, 2013, 8:35 pm
You are welcome GGma.
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Helen Porter (39)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:20 pm
Thank you for this encouragement.

We must deal with the terrible realities of this day.

Yet we need to keep our attention on what we want to be that it may become what shall be.

JL A. (282)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:34 am
You are welcome Zee.
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Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:40 pm
Noted & posted

JL A. (282)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thanks for posting Theodore
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