NACSO is the voice that brings conservation together in Namibia. It is the voice of the people who make conservation happen on the ground: in conservancies and community forests, and it is the voice of its members, the conservation NGOs, civil society, and conservancies that support conservation.
The NACSO website is well established as an authoritative voice on conservation in Namibia. We carry the prestigious State of Conservancy Report, we display the Namibian game count results, we provide statistics on wildlife numbers, conservancy governance, and benefits from conservation to communities. And we are honest: we report the downsides of conservation, the challenges of human wildlife conflict, and of creating equal opportunities for people to reap the benefits of living with wildlife.
Our site is of major importance to Namibian conservation. It is utilised by scientists and conservationists worldwide, which is why we are proud to launch the NACSO site in a new format today.
NACSO is an open platform for constructive engagement in conservation. Its members work together with government and the international community to promote conservation based upon two key principles: the sustainable utilisation of natural resources, and community stewardship of those resources.
This site is the voice of the people who manage Namibia’s natural resources. NACSO and its members are here to serve those people. It is our profound hope that our new web site is much more than a new look. It must promote a new outlook on conservation, which a goal that we can achieve together.