Game Parks, Nature Reserves, Conservation Areas and
Some conservation areas in Namibia are owned and managed by Government and
others by the private sector.
Namibia’s 20 state-run reserves and game parks are owned by Government and
managed on its behalf by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET),
Directorate Parks and Wildlife Management.
Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) manage the 12 government-owned resorts
in these parks and reserves.
Namibia was the first country in the world to include the protection of the
environment in its constitution. The protection of rated and endangered
species was initiated in 1972, protection of the black rhino gained momentum
in the early eighties with Namibia being one of the only countries in Africa
with a growing population of black rhino and cheetah, in and outside national
parks – both species are internationally considered highly endangered
Since independence the private sector has become increasingly involved in
wildlife conservation and there has been a rapid escalation in the number and
size of private conservation areas.
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Namibia Wildlife Resorts
Private Bag 13267
Tel: +(264 61) 236 975
Fax: +(264 61) 224 900
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