Take a walk on the wild side

11 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Comprehensive guidebook to Namibia’s nature parks launched
The first comprehensive guidebook to Namibia’s parks in almost 30 years has been launched.
Namibia Nature Parks by Helge Denker showcases 22 state-protected areas and two large private
nature reserves, and offers an overview of the community conservation areas that maintain wildlife
habitat between the parks.
For each of the featured protected areas, this intimate, in-depth guide provides detailed portrayals
of landscapes and geomorphology, fauna and flora, history, current conservation priorities, research
initiatives and findings, what happens beyond the parks’ boundaries.
Other features include fact sheets and detailed park maps showing all visitor routes as well as
fascinating and informative nature notes, travel tips and other important information.
Namibia Nature Parks is a conservation initiative. The proceeds from the book will support
community conservation in Namibia. The funds will be administered by the Gondwana Care Trust.
The compilation of the book is a private-sector initiative, made possible by Gondwana Collection
Namibia and the author Helge Denker, with the Capricorn Group funding the printing of the first
edition of 2 000 copies.
The project is also an extension to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism's information
materials for Namibia's state-protected areas.
During 2016–2017, Helge Denker compiled a series of guide maps for the Ministry, portraying most
of Namibia’s state parks. The Namibia Nature Parks guidebook works in synergy with these guide
maps, by providing more comprehensive information and featuring all state-protected areas,
thereby filling a crucial information gap.
Helge Danker
The author of this beautifully illustrated guidebook, Helge Denker was born in Namibia and has
spent his life working either directly in, or on projects related to, its wildlife and wild spaces. His
work as an artist-naturalist, guide, photographer, writer and development consultant has taken him
on extended field assignments to most parts of the country. He has published well over 100 popular
articles and has written extensively on environmental issues, community conservation and wildlife
crime.
For nature lovers, who don’t want to miss out on any hidden treasures in Namibia’s beautiful wildlife
sanctuaries, the new guidebook Namibia Nature Parks by Helge Denker can be ordered at The
Narrative Namibia (www.narrativenamibia.com) online shop (N$490). As from next week it will also
be available at Gondwana lodges and in bookstores in Namibia.

Similar News

 

Chill this weekend

1 week ago - 11 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Recurring events• 07:00 Bio-Markt / Green Market at the Stephanus Church (Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street) in Windhoek until 12:00 every Saturday.• 09:00 Shop for all...

EES shoots for 100!

1 week ago - 07 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Kwaito sensation EES dropped his second single off the long-awaited Game Changer album this weekend.Since the advent of his career, EES has broken many norms...

First-ever Africa Day Concert - live!

2 weeks ago - 03 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

FNB Namibia recently hosted the first ever Africa Day concert on Africa Day.The one-our long online concert from the rooftop of FNB Namibia’s headquarters @Parkside...

Zamaleck wins with TALA

2 weeks ago - 02 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Nicko Zamaleck is the winner of the TALA Namibia online film festival. He took home the prize for the My Namibia official music video in...

Sien Bay, Majozi en Early B saam

2 weeks ago - 01 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

SA-sangeres Janie Bay se splinternuwe enkelsnit “My Lief” is onlangs deur Warner Music South Africa vrygestel, met die video van dié treffer wat pas uitgereik...

Two nights of dressing up fun

2 weeks ago - 01 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • [email protected] monthly Drag Night Namibia will now be on both Friday and Saturday for a double dose of entertainment. According to director Lize Ehlers, tickets...

It’s vintage all the way, baby!

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • [email protected]’s first Vintage Market kicks off in the capital tomorrow (28 May), and runs at the NUST Hotel School until Sunday.The idea is...

Chill with Windhoek Express

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Recurring events• 07:00 Bio-Markt / Green Market at the Stephanus Church (Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street) in Windhoek until 12:00 every Saturday.• 09:00 Shop for all...

LRON hosts epic Trophy

4 weeks ago - 21 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Land Rover Owners Namibia (LRON) recently hosted their second Trophy Two Rivers event, with 12 Land Rovers (two from South Africa) participating.This event alternates on...

Chill with Windhoek Express

1 month - 20 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Recurring events• 07:00 Bio-Markt / Green Market at the Stephanus Church (Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street) in Windhoek until 12:00.• 08:30 The weekly Inspire Market features...

Latest News

Are you being overcharged?

1 day - 18 June 2021 | Opinion

Windhoek • Marvin DanielsIt’s been more than a year since Namibia reported its first confirmed Covid-19 positive case in March 2020. Since then, the pandemic...

Charcoal activities unleash large-scale bush...

2 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Agriculture

Windhoek • [email protected] bush fires allegedly sparked by charcoal burning operations have razed around 35 000 hectares of grassland to the ground across seven farms...

Beatrice, Christine readying for Tokyo

2 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Sports

Henk Botha, coach of Namibia’s fastest female sprinters Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma, said the athletes are hopeful of reaching their set targets before travelling...

ECDs at schools shut down

2 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Education

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare has temporarily closed early childhood development centres (ECDs) operating within formal school premises countrywide, due...

More vaccination, testing centres on...

2 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Health

Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua said additional vaccination and testing centres would be identified in the region in a bid to bring services closer to the...

Watch out for scammers, NamPol...

2 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Crime

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, cautioned government employees to be on the alert for a scam operated by people pretending to...

Melkies tests Tesla in Germany

3 days ago - 16 June 2021 | Business

The founder and owner of LEFA Transportation Services test-drove the future of transportationwhen he cruised around in a Tesla in Germany recently.Melkies Ausiku has long...

Second Online Agriculture Series on...

3 days ago - 16 June 2021 | Agriculture

Bank Windhoek hosts its second Online Agriculture Series on Wednesday and Thursday (23 & 24 June) themed “Innovation and Trends that will shape the future...

NMRC warns against ivermectin use

3 days ago - 16 June 2021 | Health

Namibian Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC) Registrar, Johannes Gaeseb, said the use of ivermectin in human beings has not yet been registered or granted authorisation in...

Load More