NNF provides support to several focused working groups including:
|The Namibia Crane Working Group was formed in May 2004 as a result of a concern for the continued survival of Namibia's crane species and their habitats. The group has drawn up a Namibia Crane Action Plan and is working to put this plan into action to conserve cranes and their habitats in partnership with the people who share these habitats. The first Namibia Crane Workshop was held in Etosha in May 2004 and was followed by an intensive workshop in Tsumkwe in March 2005 to report back and evaluate progress, exchange ideas and do strategic planning for the next year. Activities include effective communication, supported by regular newsletters, crane counts, local crane awareness surveys, guide training, and planning of a crane/wetland-based tourist route in the north.
Go to the home page of the Namibia Crane Working Group.
|Namibia's vultures, other diurnal raptors and owls are increasingly under threat from factors such as disturbance, particularly at breeding sites; the misuse of poisons and pesticides; electrocution and collisions with overhead lines; habitat degradation; persecution; illegal harvesting; and drowning in reservoirs. The Raptors Namibia working group and the Raptors Namibia Action Plan was developed by a group of raptor enthusiasts at a workshop at Waterberg Plateau Park in February 2005. The six-point plan identifies the following priorities, many of which are already being implemented:
Go to the home page of Raptors Namibia.
- Promote co-ordination and communication
- Obtain information/data
- Promote awareness and education
- Manage raptor populations and habitats by addressing threats
- Build capacity
- Define protocols and policy and promote the enforcement of legislation
|The Coastal/Marine Bird Working Group was established in 2008 in order to address the increasing threats to our coastal and marine birdlife. The Namibia Coastal/Marine Bird Action Plan was launched recently at a workshop at Swakopmund. The mission of the plan is to conserve Namibia's coastal and marine birds and their habitats, in partnership with the people who share these environments.
Find out more about the Coastal/Marine Bird Working Group
|The Namibia Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organisations (NACSO) is an association of CBNRM service organisations (NGOs and the University of Namibia). The purpose of NACSO is to provide quality services to communal area communities who seek to manage and utilise their natural resources in an equitable and sustainable manner. NACSO Working Groups include:
- Institutional Working Group
- Natural Resources Working Group
- Benefits and Livelihoods Working Group