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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Namibia

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Developing Namibia’s Capacity And Concession System To Secure Sustainable Financing For Protected Areaseveloping Namibia's Capacity And Concession System To Secure Sustainable Financing For Protected Areas

The UNDP supported GEF financed project “Strengthening the Protected Area Network” (SPAN; from 2005-2012) used a number of strategies to secure sustainable financing for Namibia’s protected areas (PAs). The project undertook and successfully used a comprehensive economic analysis of the PA system to make the business case for increased investment in PAs. In addition it developed a concession management system compatible with the Government of the Republic of Namibia’s conservation and development objectives, significantly increasing the budget available for park management.

NATIONALLY APPROPRIATE MITIGATION ACTION: RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NAMIBIA

Access to modern energy services is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Namibia has made good progress in electrification, and major grid lines can be found in all provinces of the country. However, rural electrification is still at a low level and access to clean energy sources is limited. According to the Rural Electricity Distribution Master Plan (REDMP), 61 per cent of localities were without access to electricity in 2010.

A Biodiversity Expenditure Review Using the BIOFIN Methodology: Namibia

This study adopts the BIOFIN methodology to estimate expenditure on biodiversity-related activities in Namibia between 2007/08 and 2012/13, and projects this forward to 2020/21 under a 'business as usual' scenario. It was produced by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) with funding from the Resource Mobilisation (ResMob) project.

A Biodiversity Expenditure Review Using the BIOFIN Methodology: Namibia

This study adopts the BIOFIN methodology to estimate expenditure on biodiversity-related activities in Namibia between 2007/08 and 2012/13, and projects this forward to 2020/21 under a 'business as usual' scenario.

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Removing Fences: Innovative Partnerships With Private Landholders In Namibia Expand Habitat And Conserve Biodiversity Through Landscape-Level Protection

The ongoing UNDP supported, GEF financed project “Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation Areas Initiative (NAM-PLACE)” establishes partnerships between national parks and private landholders, communal conservancies, and forests adjacent to the parks in an innovative approach to landscape-level habitat protection. These partnerships allow for the removal of fences, which increases territory accessible by wildlife and decreases pressure on the park habitats.

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