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KEPA - Kunene Environmental Protection Association Conserve & protect the Fauna, Flora, Environment in Kunene area by creating a quick response network and data base incorporating NAMPOL Resource Protection unit,Conservancies,Traditional Authority,MEFT,NGO's & Lodge/Business owners in the region.

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UPDATE!!As per our previous post please see the attached letter from Damarana Safaris explaining the misunderstanding re...
21/06/2021

UPDATE!!
As per our previous post please see the attached letter from Damarana Safaris explaining the misunderstanding regarding a picture on social media. Also have a look at the below link indicating what seems to be the actual culprit/photographer of the picture involved. We will definitely look into the matter further and thanks to Damarana Safaris for the clarification.

Link to the original picture/footage as provided in the letter:

https://www.dreamstime.com/white-suv-car-dune-drifting-desert-landscape-view-showing-sending-sand-spread-air-namibia-africa-aerial-drone-image219037942

Once again, stick to the tracks and be responsible, the amount of damage caused by irresponsible drivers such as in the picture takes many years to recuperate. Unfortunately pictures like these create a bad image for namibia as a type of "free for all" cowboy's paradise where there are no consequences for idiotic behavior. Luckily there are eyes and ears on the ground which are eager to report these type of hooligans. Thanks again.

The below picture was posted on social media this morning as part of advertising/exposure for a well known Namibian tour...
21/06/2021

The below picture was posted on social media this morning as part of advertising/exposure for a well known Namibian tour operator. It was forwarded to us by concerned nature lovers and we have since been in contact with the operator. The owner assured us that it was a big misunderstanding and the post has since been removed. We will also receive a full report from the operator as to what exactly happened and it will be posted here as well. Thank you to those that assisted. The sort of antics in the below picture is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. There is always somebody watching 👀

The below picture was posted on social media this morning as part of advertising/exposure for a well known Namibian tour operator. It was forwarded to us by concerned nature lovers and we have since been in contact with the operator. The owner assured us that it was a big misunderstanding and the post has since been removed. We will also receive a full report from the operator as to what exactly happened and it will be posted here as well. Thank you to those that assisted. The sort of antics in the below picture is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. There is always somebody watching 👀

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post
08/06/2021

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post

04/06/2021

Track pollution continues to be a problem, lots of new tracks made daily. Very negative impact on this sensitive environment as well as the Namibian image as a whole. Please let be responsible and protect/preserve these stunning natural areas. Remember, enjoy don't destroy. Thank you to Michael Amchab, a guide from the north west of Nam for this video contribution. #kepanamibia #Namibia #kepa #conservation #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #responsibleoffroading #enjoydontdestroy #amazinglandscapes #conservancies #trackpollution #namibiatravel #naturephotography #overlanding #namibiatourism #camping #safari

Photos from KEPA - Kunene Environmental Protection Association's post
24/05/2021

Photos from KEPA - Kunene Environmental Protection Association's post

Photos from Informanté's post
20/05/2021

Photos from Informanté's post

Sad to see things like this. Please clean up after yourselves, as they say "leave nothing but footprints". Really not a ...
19/05/2021

Sad to see things like this. Please clean up after yourselves, as they say "leave nothing but footprints". Really not a great image for the kunene region as well as Namibia as a whole. Photo's taken on a recent trip by Kirsten Kraft.

Photos from Namib Anti-Poaching Unit's post
06/05/2021

Photos from Namib Anti-Poaching Unit's post

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post
27/04/2021

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post
26/04/2021

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post

15/04/2021

Track pollution in damaraland continues to be a problem, lots of new tracks as well. Very negative impact on this sensitive environment. Please let be responsible and protect/preserve these stunning natural areas. Remember, enjoy don't destroy. #naturephotography #kepanamibia #Namibia #kepa #conservation #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #responsibleoffroading #enjoydontdestroy #amazinglandscapes #conservancies #trackpollution

https://neweralive.na/posts/all-drone-operators-in-nam-need-approval-from-ncaa?fbclid=IwAR36UXBupJhocjHoPpSVlfivyOqAc_Kg...
12/04/2021
All drone operators in Nam need approval from NCAA

https://neweralive.na/posts/all-drone-operators-in-nam-need-approval-from-ncaa?fbclid=IwAR36UXBupJhocjHoPpSVlfivyOqAc_KggrtOF4sAP2NNO1CcH1tcRiKO5fQ#.YHQ4jFHs9lk.facebook

Regardless of whether a drone takes off from a Windhoek backyard to catch the last glimpses of Namibia’s spectacular sunsets or if it is being used to take high-definition images of a construction site, flying any drone in the country means it is subject to the laws of Namibian airspace.

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post
11/04/2021

Photos from Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia's post

Update regarding the IUCN Red List concerning african elephants #conservation #Namibia #elephants #africanelephants #wil...
25/03/2021

Update regarding the IUCN Red List concerning african elephants #conservation #Namibia #elephants #africanelephants #wildlifeconservationsociety #wildlife #africa #conservationinafrica #kepa #kepanamibia #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals

#namibia #conservation #conservancies #wildlifeconservation #republikein #elephants #desertadaptedelephant #heritage #na...
28/02/2021

#namibia #conservation #conservancies #wildlifeconservation #republikein #elephants #desertadaptedelephant #heritage #namibiatourism

#namibia #conservation #conservancies #wildlifeconservation #republikein #elephants #desertadaptedelephant #heritage #namibiatourism

Photos from Verified Releases, Statements & Updates - Namibia's post
04/02/2021

Photos from Verified Releases, Statements & Updates - Namibia's post

Letter from KEPA to Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in regard to the 30 Damaraland/Omatjete elephant tende...
01/02/2021

Letter from KEPA to Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in regard to the 30 Damaraland/Omatjete elephant tender. This letter was personally delivered to the ED along with supporting letters from various stakeholders in the area. We will keep pushing on the subject. The letter is self explanatory as to why we strongly suggest these elephants are not included in the tender. The impact of the removal of these elephants would in the long term do more damage than good. We sincerely hope the Ministry strongly considers our reasons presented in the letter and would also be interested to know when the last elephant count was done in the area as well as incident reports regarding HWC in the area involving the mentioned elephants. As also mentioned in the letter we would be willing to continue to offer support/coordinate where possible regarding HWC in the area.

#namibiaconservation #tourisminconservation #namibiatravel #desertadaptedelephants #wildlifephotography #Namibia #wildlifeconservation #africa #damaraland #Kepa #wildlife #elephants #Meft #tourism #africa

Thank you for the support African Dreamtravel. 💪🏼🐘
21/01/2021

Thank you for the support African Dreamtravel. 💪🏼🐘

#Namibia - 📍 Federführend unter der KEPA - Kunene Environmental Protection Association haben sich bislang über 30 verschiedene Reiseveranstalter, Tourismus- und Umweltorganisationen, kommunale Schutzgebiete und Lodges zusammengeschlossen um gegen Plan der Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Namibia und die Entnahme und den Verkauf der Omatjete-Elefanten im Nordwesten Namibias zu protestieren, da dies einen enormen negativen Einfluss auf den Tourismus und die Region haben wird. Arbeitsplätze werden direkt und indirekt betroffen sein, und dem Community Conservation Model (CBNRM) schaden. Zudem besteht große Sorge über die Folgen, wenn die Elefanten aus der ohnehin schon sensiblen Ökologie der Gebiete entfernt werden.
#KEPA, wir von African- Dreamtravel und alle anderen Akteure sind davon überzeugt dass der Mensch-Elefanten-Konflikt durch neue Initiativen reduziert, gemanagt oder verhindert werden kann, um ein akzeptables Gleichgewicht zu erreichen.Touristen die sich für einen Besuch in dieser abgelegenen Region entscheiden, tun dies mit der Hoffnung, die einzigartigen Wüstenelefanten und Wüstenlöwen zu sehen. Da sich der Tourismus ohnehin in einer schwierigen Situation befindet und es bereits Anfragen von Kunden mit Sorgen um die Wüstenelefanten gibt , hoffen die beteiligten Organisationen das sich auch das
Namibia Tourism Board für den Schutz der Wüstenelefanten einsetzt. Mehr Infos gibt bei der KEPA - Kunene Environmental Protection Association ▶▶▶ https://www.facebook.com/kepanamibia

Article in today's Namibian News Paper, The Republikein (English google translate attached). Regarding the Elephant Tend...
21/01/2021

Article in today's Namibian News Paper, The Republikein (English google translate attached). Regarding the Elephant Tender. Thanks again to all those that joined in on this effort. #namibiaconservation #namibiatravel #desertadaptedelephants #conservancies #damaraland #Kepa #namibiatourism #conservancies #conservationefforts #africa #conservationinafrica #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #NonProfitOrganization #namibianwildlife #elephantconservation #tourism #tourisminconservation #conservation

16/01/2021

UPDATE ON THE CONDITION OF ROADS COUNTRYWIDE

The Roads Authority (RA) hereby wishes to update the public on the status/condition of roads that were damaged during the recent good rainfall, in some parts of our country as follows:

KHARAS REGION

Main Road (MR) 27 or tourist Route C16: From Keetmanshoop to Aroab

The Stampriet and Guruchab Rivers have flooded this road and caused extensive damage to the sections near the River Bridges; hence, the road has been closed temporary to all traffic.

Main Road (MR) 26 or Warmfontein road: From Keetmanshoop to Aroab

MR 26 is being used as an alternative route from Keetmanshoop to Aroab. However, this road was damaged recently between kilometre 35 and kilometre 53. The road is still accessible and open to traffic. Road users must please exercise extra caution, drive slowly and observe the erected warning signs.

Main Road 29 (MR 29): gravel road from Keetmanshoop to Mariental via Vaalgras

MR 29 is now accessible and open to traffic, however, road users are requested to drive slowly and cautious as it is still raining in the area.

Note: Road users from Koës to Keetmanshoop should take MR 24 east of Koës and proceed to MR 29 to Keetmanshoop as an alternative route.

District Roads 609 & D 531: From Keetmanshoop to Berseba

The Fish River crosses both roads. Currently, it is not safe to access both roads. The roads are closed temporary to all traffic.

District Road DR707: From MR 35 to Betta along Namib Desert

This road has been damaged extensively from kilometer 85 to kilometer 123. However, the road is still accessible and open to traffic. Road users are requested to exercise extreme caution while driving on this road. Only 4x4 vehicles are advised to use this road at this point in time.

Main Road MR 33/C 15 & MR 41: From Stampriet to Hoachanas

The Aoub River crosses both roads and currently it is not safe to access both roads. The roads are closed temporary to all traffic.

Note: Road users between Stampriet and Hoachanas are advised to drive via Kalkrand MR 45, TR 1/4 and TR 5/1.

KHOMAS REGION (WINDHOEK DISTRICT)

Main Road (M) 52 (C28) (from end of tar to D1406) – 44km (Khomas/Hochland area)

This road has been damaged by the good rains in the area, thus is only accessible with 4x4 vehicles.

OTJOZONDJUPA REGION (OKAHANDJA DISTRICT)

District Road (D) 2108 (from D2110 to D2414) – 25.9km

The road is temporarily closed as a result of water covering large areas of the road, making the road impassible. Road users are requested to make use of alternative routes.

District Road (D) 2121 (from D2110 to D2414) – 20.9km

This road has been damaged by the good rains in the area and is extremely slippery, thus is only accessible with 4x4 vehicles.

District Road (D) 2187 (from T1/7 – B1 to D2414) – 38.6km

This road has been damaged by the good rains in the area, thus is only accessible with 4x4 vehicles.

HARDAP REGION (MALTAHÖHE DISTRICT)

District Road (D) 831 (from D824 to D826) – 16km (Namib area)

The road is temporarily closed as a result of water covering large areas of the road, making the road impassible. Road users are requested to make use of alternative routes.

OMAHEKE REGION (GOBABIS DISTRICT)

District Road (D) 3815 (from D3816 to D1004) – 20km (Aminius area)

The road is temporarily closed as a result of water covering large areas of the road, making the road impassible. Road users are requested to make use of alternative routes.

UPDATE!!Updated list of supporters regarding the Tender of elephants in the Omatjete area. 🐘KEPAAfrican Dream TravelMowa...
08/01/2021

UPDATE!!

Updated list of supporters regarding the Tender of elephants in the Omatjete area. 🐘

KEPA
African Dream Travel
Mowani Mountain Camp
Camp Kipwe
Dik Dik Adventure Tours
Natura Africa
Sorris Sorris Conservancy
Ombuwa Tours
Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Best Travel Services cc
Mahena Safari's
Brandberg Rest Camp
Namibia Click&Travel
Namibia Horse Safari Company
Namibian Wild Horses Foundation
Rafiki Tours
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Local Tourism Is Lekker Namibia
Destination Swakopmund
Magic Destinations
About Africa Adventures&Tours
Madisa Camp
Buruxa Camp
Puros Bush Lodge & Camp
Skeleton Coast Adventure Tours
The Erongo Wild
Grandeur Nature Safaris
Elephanatics
Two Million Tusks
Future For Elephants

Today is deadline but there are still last minute additions coming in so the list is growing. We thank you for your support.
#Namibia #namibiaconservation #KuneneRegion #conservancies #namibiatourism #damaraland #namibiatravel #desertadaptedelephants #Kepa

UPDATE!!

Updated list of supporters regarding the Tender of elephants in the Omatjete area. 🐘

KEPA
African Dream Travel
Mowani Mountain Camp
Camp Kipwe
Dik Dik Adventure Tours
Natura Africa
Sorris Sorris Conservancy
Ombuwa Tours
Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Best Travel Services cc
Mahena Safari's
Brandberg Rest Camp
Namibia Click&Travel
Namibia Horse Safari Company
Namibian Wild Horses Foundation
Rafiki Tours
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos
Local Tourism Is Lekker Namibia
Destination Swakopmund
Magic Destinations
About Africa Adventures&Tours
Madisa Camp
Buruxa Camp
Puros Bush Lodge & Camp
Skeleton Coast Adventure Tours
The Erongo Wild
Grandeur Nature Safaris
Elephanatics
Two Million Tusks
Future For Elephants

Today is deadline but there are still last minute additions coming in so the list is growing. We thank you for your support.
#Namibia #namibiaconservation #KuneneRegion #conservancies #namibiatourism #damaraland #namibiatravel #desertadaptedelephants #Kepa

To all that are out and about traveling please beware of flash floods etc. Be careful in riverbeds and do not camp in ri...
30/12/2020

To all that are out and about traveling please beware of flash floods etc. Be careful in riverbeds and do not camp in riverbeds. Be safe out there. Conservancies also please tell the community farmers to keep a close eye on the rivers.

To all that are out and about traveling please beware of flash floods etc. Be careful in riverbeds and do not camp in riverbeds. Be safe out there. Conservancies also please tell the community farmers to keep a close eye on the rivers.

Elephant Tender: KEPA is in the process of putting together information and documents to present to the Ministry of Envi...
29/12/2020

Elephant Tender: KEPA is in the process of putting together information and documents to present to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in regard to the recently published tender for the sale of 30 elephants which we know also move in the Ugab area. These elephants in turn also make up a portion of the well-known and popular “Desert Adapted Elephants” and we feel that removing these elephants would have a major impact on Tourism in the area which in turn will obviously have an effect on the local communities and conservancies. There will also be consequences in the wildlife social structure as well as the area’s biodiversity. We are asking that relevant Tourism stakeholders and conservancies back us on this and also let us add their names/signature to the letter which will be presented in person. Should you wish to help us try and stop the removal of these 30 Elephants from our precious Damaraland please contact us on e-mail or watsapp asap. The list of supporters will be updated as we receive your details. Please note that this will not be a petition but an official document stating why this should not be allowed to happen and our joint reasons behind our objections.

E-Mail: [email protected]
KEPA Hotline: +264 81 1434343

List of Signatories thus far:
Kunene Environmental Association
Sorris Sorris Conservancy
Madisa Camp
Mowani Mountain Camp
About Africa Adventures, Tours&Travel
Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Buruxa Lodge
Camp Kipwe
Ombuwa Tours
Brandberg Rest Camp
Best Travel Services
Natura Africa
Mahena Safari’s
Dik Dik Adventure Tours

Our closing date for all documentation etc will be 08/01/21

#Kepa #namibiaconservation #namibiatourism #namibiatravel #damaraland #conservancies #desertadaptedelephants #KuneneRegion

Elephant Tender: KEPA is in the process of putting together information and documents to present to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in regard to the recently published tender for the sale of 30 elephants which we know also move in the Ugab area. These elephants in turn also make up a portion of the well-known and popular “Desert Adapted Elephants” and we feel that removing these elephants would have a major impact on Tourism in the area which in turn will obviously have an effect on the local communities and conservancies. There will also be consequences in the wildlife social structure as well as the area’s biodiversity. We are asking that relevant Tourism stakeholders and conservancies back us on this and also let us add their names/signature to the letter which will be presented in person. Should you wish to help us try and stop the removal of these 30 Elephants from our precious Damaraland please contact us on e-mail or watsapp asap. The list of supporters will be updated as we receive your details. Please note that this will not be a petition but an official document stating why this should not be allowed to happen and our joint reasons behind our objections.

E-Mail: [email protected]
KEPA Hotline: +264 81 1434343

List of Signatories thus far:
Kunene Environmental Association
Sorris Sorris Conservancy
Madisa Camp
Mowani Mountain Camp
About Africa Adventures, Tours&Travel
Brandberg White Lady Lodge
Buruxa Lodge
Camp Kipwe
Ombuwa Tours
Brandberg Rest Camp
Best Travel Services
Natura Africa
Mahena Safari’s
Dik Dik Adventure Tours

Our closing date for all documentation etc will be 08/01/21

#Kepa #namibiaconservation #namibiatourism #namibiatravel #damaraland #conservancies #desertadaptedelephants #KuneneRegion

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