The relationship between dolphins and humans is a complex one, because of human activity all sea life is under threat to some degree – but humans tend to love and revere dolphins. Dolphins in turn, seem to recognise kindred spirits in us. Tales of dolphins rescuing human beings from drowning or protecting them from shark attacks are common. One of the most famous stories is a pod of dolphins circling a family who were out swimming, the dolphins slapped their tails on the water and would not let the family leave the circle as they hustled them back to shore. A shark had been heading towards the family.
Namibia is lauded as one of Africa’s great success stories when it comes to conservation, and this praise is much deserved. 42% of Namibia’s land is under conservation. The culture of conservation also ties in closely with the Namibian economy, where ordinary Namibians are given a stake in the rich natural resources of their beautiful country, and they too benefit from the tourism it promotes.
One of the undisputed highlights of a Namibia Safari is stumbling upon a small group of black rhino, or a mother with her calf, this is sadly a rare treat as the black rhino is categorised as critically endangered with only about four and a half thousand of these animals left. This is the 2008 number, which is an increase from the 1995 number of only two and a half thousand. The black rhino found in Namibia are south western black rhino; their habitat is arid and semi-arid regions, usually around the hills and plains of the northern Namib.
The Namibrand nature reserve in Namibia has recently become the first international dark sky reserve not only in Africa, but in the developing world. This award goes beyond just prestige; it plays an important role in the preservation of the night sky and raising awareness of astronomy and the role of the night sky in Namibia’s cultural heritage.
The Southern Africa region is a dry area where access to clean drinking water is not something the majority of people can take for granted. As the population grows and tourism to this area increases the pressure on the water supply will continue to put strain on the region’s natural resources. Of the 70% of water on the earth’s surface only 2.6% of that water is suitable for human consumption, and lets not forget that wildlife also needs to drink from this water suppply. This puts into perspective the urgency of the need to find water solutions.
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