Namibia

Partnership Project NAMares

NAMares: Marine Ecosystem Services for MSP

Like many other African countries, Namibia is increasingly turning to its ocean as a source of goods and services supporting economic growth. Fishing is a cornerstone of the economy, but other marine and coastal activities are becoming increasingly prominent. At the same time, maintenance of healthy ecosystems and marine and coastal biodiversity are also important […]

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African Penguins

Penguins: African Penguins and the Blue Economy

African penguins are vital components of the coastal biodiversity, serving as bioindicators of ecosystem health and making significant contributions to the Blue Economy. Despite their importance, their population has declined by over 95% in the last 100 years, primarily due to a combination of human local stressors and the effects of climate change. Some predictions

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Fisherman Coast Namibia

Understanding Marine Ecosystems in Namibia

The partnership project NAMares combines expertise in marine spatial planning and cultural ecosystem service analysis with local and ecological expertise, building on the previous collaboration of some of the researchers involved. NAMares brings together the Department of Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas at Hereon (Germany) and UNAM’s Sam Nujoma Campus (Namibia) aiming to improve understanding of coastal and marine ecosystem services in

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Penguins News

African Penguins: Towards an integrative population management

The “African Penguins and the Blue Economy” (Penguins) project has taken further steps in order to establish a science-based foundation to optimize conservation policies and protect the African Penguin in South Africa and Namibia. The project was launched in January 2021 and despite the challenges due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a health survey of the

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Webinar Penguins

MeerWissen Webinar: African Penguins and the Blue Economy

The project “African Penguins and the Blue Economy” was introduced on January 27 as part of a webinar series featuring each of the 12 MeerWissen projects. The webinar showcased the activities and measures that are done within the project to optimize conservation policies and to engage key stakeholder groups in the identification of factors responsible for

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