Innovative conservation monitoring system
The CBNRM (Community Based Natural Resource Management in Namibia) Programme has introduced innovative methodologies for counting wildlife, and over the years has added other data vital to conservation: vegetation counts, information about conservancy governance, and data used to calculate the improvement in livelihoods through conservation. Much of this data is aggregated into the figures and tables found in the State of Community Conservation. Data from game counts is aggregated in poster form, making comparisons between years relatively easy. For the scientist or conservation professional, there is a link to the raw GIS data. From time to time NACSO produces posters and brochures profiling individual conservancies. These can be found here, together with a selection of maps, reports and a wide selection of training manuals used in the CBNRM Programme.
These can be referenced on: http://www.nacso.org.na/resources The drop down list will give you the option to select ≠Khoadi-//Hôas conservancy where detailed game count data and other natural resource information can be found. You can also access the summary report via the NACSO website: http://www.nacso.org.na/conservancies/khoadi-hoas Aggregated data regarding natural and cultural resource inventories, livelihood impacts, tourism activities, etc are published here: http://www.nacso.org.na/resources/state-of-community- conservation. The most recently approved audit report for the state of community conservation in Namibia is for 2016. The map uploaded below is also available at the conservancy office for visitors to explore the natural and cultural sites of the area. It is a fold-out map in the centre of the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas conservancy brochure. Non-wildlife populations densities are also available on the NACSO website.