As a part of this initiative, WWF partnered with staff from Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation, a local NGO, to conduct 45 interviews (17 women, 28 men) in Namibia’s arid and sparsely-populated Kunene region. Communities here rely on pastoralism as their primary source of livelihood, with some limited crop production.
With the advent of Namibia’s communal conservancy system, employment opportunities in ecotourism and conservation have also emerged. This system has helped wildlife populations in much of Namibia to recover. Though heralded as a conservation success story, communities and wildlife in the Kunene region face new challenges as the impacts of climate change intensify.
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