Name of scheme


Event Book

Biome (terrestrial; freshwater; marine)


Mainly terrestrial areas but also some freshwater sites

What is monitored


Human resource use and wildlife

Who compiles data


Community members

Number of community members involved


200 (2003)

Spatial scale. Size of area monitored


7 million ha divided on 30 areas (many areas are located in large deserts)

Methods used


Methods include, e.g., patrol records

Year of initiation



Funded by


Funded by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF, Namibia) Living in a Finite Environment (LIFE) Programme through funding from the United States Agency for 2629 International Development (USAID)


Documents or publications available


Child et al 2001; Stuart-Hill et al. 2005 ; Danielsen et al. in press



Organizers and contact details


Greg Stuart Hill, Richard Diggle, Bevan Munali, Jo Tagg, David Ward


Natural Resource Working Group, Namibian Association of Conservancy Support organizations; World Wildlife Fund, LIFE Project, P.O. Box 9681, Windhoek, Namibia; Integrated Rural Development & Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 24050, Windhoek, Namibia; Ministry of Environment & Tourism, P. Bag Box 13306, Windhoek, Namibia; Namibian Nature Foundation, P.O. Box 245, Windhoek, Namibia. E-mail:


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