Attribute to the Hoanib lioness Xpl-69

Monday 10 August 2020

World Lion Day - Attribute to the Hoanib lioness Xpl-69 by Christa and Martin Handl from Namibia more >>

Central & Southern Prides

Saturday 1 August 2020

Desolation Valley The extreme weather conditions continued as the Huab River and surrounding area were surveyed for lion activities. Four days were invested to search for resident lions amid strong winds and dust storms. more >>

Extreme weather

Friday 24 July 2020

The Northern Namib experienced a prolonged period of heat, easterly winds and sandstorms that lasted for days on end. Working under theses conditions has been challenging and exhausting. Even the desert-adapted wildlife species appeared to struggle with the ongoing harsh conditions. Most of the grasses and herbs that germinated after the late rains in April/May 2020 were scorched by the heat and sandstorms. more >>

Breaking: Hoanib Lioness Xpl-69 died

Thursday 16 July 2020

Death of lioness Xpl-69 The Hoanib Floodplain lioness Xpl-69 died at the age of 13.5 years. Xpl-69 was the last direct descendant of the old lioness, the Queen (Xpl-10), and she was born in the Hoanib Floodplain on 1 February 2007. more >>

The Northern prides

Sunday 12 July 2020

The months of June and July has seen unusually extreme weather that fluctuated between southwesterly winds/sandstorms, hot east-wind storms and wind-still days. Most of the lion prides in the northern section of the study area struggled to find sufficient food and moved unusually long distances. more >>

Brown hyaena survey - Skeleton Coast

Sunday 28 June 2020

In association with the Skeleton Coast Brown Hyaena Project and the Ministry of Environment & Tourism a survey of the brown hyaena population was initiated with an initial assessment of density and distribution along the coast between More Bay and the mouth of the Kunene River. more >>

Kunene and northern ephemeral rivers

Saturday 13 June 2020

The northern ephemeral rivers (the Hoaruseb, Khumib, Sechumib, Nadas, Munutum and Engo) and the perennial Kunene River were surveyed in the Skeleton Coast National Park for any recent signs of lion and other large carnivore activities. more >>

Central Prides & Fitting satellite Early-warning collars

Sunday 7 June 2020

Lions that form part of the prides that occupy the central section of the study area were tracked and observed to collect data on groups structures and reproduction. Two lionesses that were observed with small cubs in January 2020 have subsequently lost their cubs. more >>