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The Sperrgebiet: Namibia"s least known wilderness

The Sperrgebiet: Namibia"s least known wilderness

an environmental profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1, in south-western Namibia

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Published by NAMDEB Diamond Corp .
Written in English


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FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages84
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Open LibraryOL9205335M
ISBN 109991670939
ISBN 109789991670935

History of Luderitz & the Sperrgebiet Archaeologists estimate that early Stone Age people inhabited the area around the Orange River at least , years ago, while the presence of rock art indicates that their descendants made their way inland. It wasn’t until the 15th century that the first Europeans – Portuguese sailors – arrived here. Issued as a commemorative volume, a sort of Renaissance-era coffee-table book, it contains illustrations of all the fleets that sailed for India each year after Vasco da Gama pioneered the route.   I read this book in the lead up to my recent trip to Namibia. Reader provides a great broad-brush overview of African history from an Africa-centred perspective, drawing heavily on the evolution of hominids, geology and geography to paint a very different picture than what you read in most post-colonial modern history texts/5.   Soaring over Namibia's Skeleton Coast in a single prop Cessna , just 1,ft from the ground, I could see the contours of hundreds of vessels that have run aground on this remote Atlantic.


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The Sperrgebiet: Namibia's least known wilderness: an environmental profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1, in south-western Namibia Author: John Pallett ; Mary Seely ; Desert Research Foundation of Namibia. The Sperrgebiet: Namibia’s least known wilderness.

An environmental profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1, in southwestern Namibia. DRFN and NAMDEB, Windhoek, 84 pp. The diamond industry has been a double-edged sword in the history of Sperrgebiet mainly due to its exclusion policy; it has left the park both scarred but spared of over-use.

Inland, the habitat has remained largely untouched and pristine, but the coastal areas, where the diamonds occur. To qualify for hot-spot status, an area must contain at least 1 endemic vascular plants (% of the planet’s total) and must have lost at least 70% of its original habitat.

Prior to the establishment of the Sperrgebiet National Park, a mere 11% of the surviving Succulent Karoo, which is home to 2 endemic plants, was in protected areas. Pallett, J.

() The Sperrgebiet: Namibia’s Least Known Wilderness – An Environmental Profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1 in South-Western Namibia, DRFN and NAMDEB, Windhoek, Namibia Cited by: 1.

In fact, these glittering gems are not stones, but a form of metal, and are at least three billion years old, two-thirds the age of the earth. The first diamond in the Sperrgebiet was found by railway worker Zacharias Lewala near Kolmanskop on 14 April The town of Lüderitz was founded in and is situated in the south of Namibia and is developed around the harbour on a coastline that is considered by many to be the least hospitable coastline in Africa.

It was however first known to Europeans as early. Namibia is known for Watching Wildlife Namibia doesn't have the same reputation for wildlife as Botswana, but there are some stirring exceptions, not least among them Etosha, one of Africa's most rewarding wildlife destinations.

REFERENCES FOR LICHENS Brusse, F.A. A new species of Pertusaria (P. salax Brusse). Parmelia hueana Gyeln. a vagrant lichen from the Namib Desert SWA/Namibia. Dinteria Clinning C.F. The Damara Tern a conservation problem.

(ed). The Sperrgebiet: Namibia's least known wilderness. DRFN & NAMDEB Windhoek: Namibia. Considered one of Namibia’s greatest treasures, the national park has also been listed as one of the world’s last greatest wilderness. With an area of 16, sq.

km (6, sq. miles), the Skeleton Coast is home to animals such as the desert elephant, dolphins, cheetah and bird : Rukee Kaakunga.

Moll, E.J. The origin and disribution of fairy rings in Namibia. Pages in Proceedings of the XIIIth Plenery Meeting of AETFAT, Malawi. Pallett, J., editor. The Sperrgebiet: Namibia’s least known wilderness.

An environmental profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1, in southwestern Namibia. DRFN and NAMDEB, Windhoek. The Sperrgebiet: Namibia's least known wilderness: an environmental profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1, in south-western Namibia: Selected Co-authors sqns, Annaleen.

8) Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, NAMDEB Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd “The Sperrgebiet: Namibia's least known wilderness: an environmental profile of the Sperrgebiet or Diamond Area 1, in south-western Namibia”, Volume Desert Research Foundation of Namibia,   Pallett J () The Sperrgebiet—Namibia’s least known wilderness.

Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd., Oranjemund Google Scholar Randrianandianina, BN, Andriamahaly, LR, Harisoa, FM, Nicoll ME () In: Goodman, SM, Benstead JP (eds) pp –Cited by: 6. The protected areas of Namibia include its national parks and reserves.

With the declaration of Dorob National Park, Namibia became the first and only country to have its entire coastline protected through a national parks network.

Protected areas are subdivided into game reserves and/or nature reserves, such as special protected area, wilderness areas, natural areas, and development areas. In a time where the habitat of the Elephant shrinks rapidly due to the explosion of human population in Africa and where at the same time one of the greatest threats is posed by the destruction of the environment, one of the most well-known African Professional Hunters presents a fascinating book about the Elephant as a huntable game animal.

Their small tented camp later became known as Oranjemund. Early days Byregarded as the year Oranjemund was founded, more tents were pitched and black contract workers arrived to accelerate the search for diamonds.

However, inthe New York Stock Exchange crashed, precipitating the Great Depression, which affected the world’s economy. The so-called Age of Discovery in Europe began in the early 15 th century, and produced numerous well-known explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, and Christopher Columbus.

But there were countless others who lost their lives undertaking their perilous journeys, and as a result, became lost to the pages of : Dhwty. Mudumu National Park, one of Namibia’s least-known parks, is richly rewarding for adventurous visitors.

The main attraction is the riverine habitat of the Kwando River, while inland the Mudumu Mulapo fossilised river course and the dense mopane woodland shelter woodland species. Namibia is a floristically diverse, arid to mesic country, with several highly distinct taxa.

Including naturalized plants, there are about vascular plant species and infraspecific taxa within the country's borders, a substantial increase from the existing major reference work.

Dominant families are the Poaceae (species), Fabaceae (), Asteraceae () and Mesembryanthemaceae ().Cited by:   Namibia essentials. How to get there. Expert Africa ( ; ) has a range of tailor-made trips to Namibia. A night self-drive package, including the. The Sperrgebiet: Namibia's least known wilderness, DRFN and NAMDEB, Windhoek ()Cited by: Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg is located here and also plays host to the famous ‘White Lady’ Bushman Painting.

Twyfelfontein is a rocky site situated in the Kunene Region and contains at least 2, rock carvings. The site is one of the largest and most important area of rock art in h Year:   Namibia came onto the pop-culture radar three years ago, when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stayed at a beach resort on the country’s Atlantic coast here while awaiting the birth of their third Author: Richard Alleman.

Introduction. Long time spans of recovery of ecosystems are predicted for arid areas (Belnap and Warren,Cody,Dean and Milton,Knapp, ), but there are limited data available in the Namib Desert to confirm these factors will influence the rate of recovery.

The intensity of disturbance (Bolling and Walker, ), the amount and nature of rain events Cited by: 2. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.

Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more. Southern Namibia. Orange River | Credit: Judith Nicolai.

Bordering on South Africa, Namibia’s southern region has a lot to offer in terms of wild desert landscapes and outdoors activities, from canoeing on the Orange River through the other-worldly desert scenery of the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park to the jaw-dropping majesty of the Fish River Canyon, Africa’s largest canyon.

Every month we post a blog inspired by Journeys by Design’s brochure month it is the Ju/hoan of Namibia. Will Jones highlights the lengths to which the Ju/hoan went in creating the Nyae Nyae Conservancy.

In their book The Ju/huon San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence, anthropologists Mega Biesele and Robert K Hitchcock begin with the following: ‘The Ju/hoan of Nyae. There are several theories on the ancestors of the Namib Desert Horse, and the true story may never be known.

One theory says that a cargo ship carrying Thoroughbreds to Australia wrecked near the Orange River, and the strongest horses swam ashore and traveled to the Garub Plains, the home of the Namib Desert Horse, near Aus, y of origin: Namibia. Considered by many safari aficionados as one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, Etosha is situated in northern Namibia and is a self-driver’s paradise – thanks to its great roads.

Weighing in at 22 square kilometres (8 square miles), it’s home to four of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion and leopard), as well as giraffe, cheetah and an abundance of plains game.

Mudumu National Park, one of Namibia’s least-known parks, is richly rewarding for adventurous visitors. The main attraction is the riverine habitat of the Kwando River, while inland is the Mudumu Mulapo fossilised river course and the dense mopane woodland shelter woodland species.

Zambezi Region – previously known as Caprivi Region – is wilderness adventure paradise. We’ve got great suggestions of where to stay on your Zambezi safari – click here.

Related posts. Namibia is an enormous country, and one with large tracts given over to national parks.

This gives Namibia the impressive status of being the country with the highest ratio of animals to humans in the world: In short, Namibia’s national parks are fantastic places to visit for safaris and wildlife watching.

Though the European colonisation of Namibia started in this southwestern corner, this remains perhaps Namibia's least known area for visitors. At the end of a long road, Lüderitz is now being rediscovered, with its wonderful turn-of-the-century architecture, desolate beaches, and position as the springboard for trips into the forbidden area.

Book Norotshama River Resort, Aussenkehr on Tripadvisor: See traveller reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Norotshama River Resort, ranked #1 /5(). The Namib Desert is a great reason to travel to Namibia.

It has one of the oldest deserts in the world, and also untouched wildlife and wild nature. The Long Wall in the Sperrgebiet, simply known as ‘the Wall’.

The endless parallel of soaring ocean and meter sand dunes was unlike anything I’ve seen before. Nature is simply powerful/5(3). Sterling diamond relationship - Business - Namibian Sun. CDM started with capital of million British pounds divided into one-pound shares, writes Olga Levinson in her book ‘Diamonds in the Desert’.

Only after the contracts were signed on 9 February in Cape Town, was the identity of the mystery man behind the deal finally.

Day Trips & Adventure Activities more excitement than you thought possible - Namibia. If you're into the great outdoors Namibia has a lot to offer.

On these pages you will find numerous outdoor activities and adventure safaris some of them require a good deal of physical exertion while others are more relaxing. Wilderness or wildlands (usually in the plural), are natural environments on Earth that have not been significantly modified by human activity or any nonurbanized land not under extensive agricultural cultivation.

The term has traditionally referred to terrestrial environments, though growing attention is being placed on marine wilderness. Recent maps of wilderness suggest it covers roughly.

Namibia is home to one of the oldest deserts in the world and over million people. Popular attractions include the Etosha National Park, Skeleton Coast, Sossusvlei and Fish River Canyon. With cheap flights to Namibia you have a chance to be enchanted by the sublime beauty and rugged soul of one of the last great wildernesses in the world.

Drawing on fieldwork and semi-structured interviews undertaken with key actors in Namibia and South Africa, between andas well as recent policy debates and discourse surrounding the potential extraction of marine phosphate in Namibia this article critically examines the framing of the marine environment as an extractive by: 1.

The Discover Namibia night group tour with Exodus ( ; ), travelling in a safari truck and staying in lodges or on campsites, costs from £2, with flights and most Author: Nigel Richardson.Commonly known as Fish River Canyon National Park – but officially called Ai-Ais National Park – the park makes up part of the larger Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park with South Africa.

With a total area of 6, km sq, the park provides wilderness on an unimaginable scale. Despite being a large African desert area, the park takes in the “Succulent Karoo” biome and is thought to.