Namibia Eco Lodges-Tours
Africa – Namibia Eco Lodges-Tours
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Namibia takes eco-tourism seriously. It is the first country to add the protection of the environment to its constitution. Article 95 of the constitution states “The State shall actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people by adopting … policies aimed at … maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity of Namibia and utilization of living natural resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future.” Pretty impressive!
Almost seventeen percent of Namibia’s land is taken up by national parks and game reserves. Include private organizations and community groups and that percentage goes up to over forty percent of the land being protected. Namibia also has a marine protected area and the government is looking to add more area to it. The country is opening up the Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park, which will cover the whole coast of Namibia. To read more about this coastal project check out Namibia Tourism.
Namibia is one of the few countries in Africa with growing populations of the highly endangered black rhino. The government has helped this happen by promoting ecotourism. Hats off to you, Namibia!
Namibia is also key in a development to protect wildlife and habitat across borders of countries. The development is called Transfrontier Parks. Namibia’s first Transfrontier park was formed in 2003. It connects South African Richtersveld National Park with /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs Park and Hunsberg Conservation Area in Namibia.