Hoaruseb / Purros Solution

Sunday 31 January 2021

During collaborative discussions with the METF, Purros Conservancy, Lion Rapid-response Team & IRDNC, a plan was devised to prevent future conflict by following the policy guidelines laid out by the NW Human-lion Conflict Management Plan. more >>

Purros Conflict

Wednesday 27 January 2021

During the night of 23 January 2021 the lionesses moved upriver and finding no prey animals along the riverbed, they reached Leyland’s drift at 04h00 on 24 January 2021. The Lion Rapid-response Team and Purros community rangers were ready to deter them from moving beyond Leyland’s Drift towards Purros, as was agreed on 17 January 2021 (see above). Unfortunately a small herd of livestock had sneaked past the guardians at Leyland’s Drift towards the west. more >>

Hoaruseb Update 17 jan

Sunday 17 January 2021

The two Orphan lionesses continued to move further east and closer to danger and human-lion conflict at Purros. The Lion Rapid-response Team and community rangers herded the livestock back to Purros and held meetings with the community to discuss the lion situation more >>

Lions move into danger zone

Thursday 14 January 2021

Lions move into danger zone The two Orphan lionesses moved beyond the narrow gorge and continued upriver to the border of the Skeleton Coast National Park where the captured a gemsbok more >>

Hoaruseb Update

Tuesday 12 January 2021

The two “Orphan” lionesses have remained in the lower Hoaruseb river and have explored the mouth of the ephemeral river and surrounding areas. Heavy rainfall in the Opuwo area has resulted in local flooding and, if the rain continues, the floodwaters are expected to reach the lower Hoaruseb in the next few days. more >>

New Year explorations

Sunday 10 January 2021

Lions return to Hoaruseb River The two “Orphan” lionesses, Xpl-106 “Alpha” and Xpl-109 “Bravo” of the Hoanib Floodplain pride expanded their home range area and discovered the lush and productive Hoaruseb ephemeral river more >>

Closing of a challenging year

Friday 25 December 2020

The year 2020 has by all accounts been a disruptive and challenging period for humans. The collapse of the tourism industry in the northwest of Namibia had a severe impact on the community based conservation efforts and the income that local communities derive from tourism. Wildlife conservation efforts have also suffered due to a lack of funding and ongoing support the the tourism industry provided. more >>

Early rains

Friday 20 November 2020

The Northern Namib witnessed the first rainfall of the season. Thunderstorms and showers in the Sesfontein/Opuwo areas resulted in a flash flood of the Hoanib river that extended to the border of the Skeleton Coast National Park. more >>