News

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. ..read 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. ..read 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. ..read more >>

Leopard remains active in coastal area & Cubs in Hoanib area

Monday 1 June 2020

The adult male leopard continues to utilise the coastal habitat around the Uniab Delta area. Efforts are currently underway to initiate a small but detailed study on the movements and feeding behaviour of leopards that frequent the coastal zones of the Skeleton Coast National Park. ..read more >>

Leopard kills Cape fur seals

Tuesday 19 May 2020

For several years the movements of an adult male leopard were monitored around the Uniab Delta. The leopard was captured on several camera-traps that were placed in the area to record the movements of lions ..read more >>

Garth Owen-Smith

Saturday 2 May 2020

One of the most respected and dynamic figures in global wildlife conservation passed away in the early hours of 11 April 2020. ..read more >>

Movements and activities during lockdown

Friday 24 April 2020

Movements and activities of the Project have been severely limited by both the lockdown restrictions that was expanded to the whole of Namibia in mid-April, as well as extensive rainfall that resulted in flooding of some ephemeral rivers. ..read more >>

Conservation in a new world

Wednesday 1 April 2020

The month of March has brought about such dramatic changes to the entire world that it is hard to maintain perspective. The work and activities of the DLCT are continuing, albeit at a reduced level due to movement restrictions and support services. ..read more >>