News

Flash floods - 4Deserts Namib Race - Early-warning systems test

Saturday 5 May 2018

Unusually widespread rains during the past two weeks have changed the face of the desert. In addition to the six major river systems, flash floods were recorded along several of the smaller drainage lines, including the Obab, Beacon, Samanab, Springbok and Agab Rivers. The entire area between the Huab and Hunkap Rivers up to approximately 10km from the coast is covered in a blanket of green grass. ...read more...

Dust storms, Flash floods and Rainfall

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Unusually widespread rains during the past two weeks have changed the face of the desert. In addition to the six major river systems, flash floods were recorded along several of the smaller drainage lines, including ...read more...

Exceptional Rainfall

Thursday 5 April 2018

What looked to be an unusually dry year until late in Mar 2018 suddenly turned into a year of exceptional rainfall. Vast and extended showers during the past two weeks resulted in large-scale flooding of the ephemeral rivers. ...read more...

Monitoring Lions & Training Rangers

Saturday 31 March 2018

During the month of Mar 2018, the Ugab lions, who were involved in the human-lion conflict incident at White Lady Lodge during Jan 2018, have remained in the upper section of the Ugab River opposite the Brandberg ...read more...

Hunting giraffes – the legacy continues

Sunday 25 March 2018

Over the years the Hoanib Floodplain pride developed a culture of killing giraffes that started with the old lioness, Xpl-10 “The Queen” ...read more...