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Case Study


Namibia’s protected area system is one of the most comprehensive in the world (covering over 42% of Namibia’s land mass and 12,000 km2 marine protected areas) and sustains healthy human and wildlife populations. Engaging a cross-sectoral suite of land owners and managers, Namibia has cultivated ecological connectivity that is second to none. With the recent declaration of Dorob National Park in 2010, Namibia became the first and only country in the world to have its entire coastline (1,500km) under protection via a network of four National Parks. Namibia is an example par excellence of the Nature Needs Half vision.

Miguel Oros/Sossusvlei, Namibia
Touws River, South Africa. Photo by Isabella Juskova.
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