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An arid Eden

G. L. Owen-Smith

An arid Eden

a personal account of conservation in the Kaokoveld

by G. L. Owen-Smith

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Published by Jonathan Ball in Johannesburg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ecology,
  • Conservation of natural resources,
  • Nature conservation

  • About the Edition

    Garth Owen-Smith has spent almost his entire working life fighting - not against a conventional enemy but against official ignorance, harsh climatic conditions, poachers and other enemies of Africa"s fast-diminishing wildlife. In the process he has lived and worked in a number of countries but his chosen battlefield has always been the most challenging place of all: the harsh, beautiful and almost unknown Kaokoveld in north-western Namibia, his "Arid Eden". He chose sides early on, when he spent two youthful years in the Kaokoveld and not only developed a deep affinity with the indigenous Himba, Herero and Damara pastoralists but realized that they had developed the ideal form of nature conservation, a situation in which humans and their livestock could live in equilibrium with wild game, so that there was room for all. In 1970 he was thrown out of the Kaokoveld as an alleged security risk, then spent a year looking into conservation and the treatment of indigenous peoples in Australia, farmed for two years in Rhodesia, and did pioneering work in conservation education for black youths in South Africa. He finally managed to get back to South West Africa in 1978, and from there embarked on his life"s work, to save the remnants of the Kaokoveld"s rich wildlife, devastated by a variety of illegal hunters. And he succeeded, although it took him and his partner, Dr Margaret Jacobsohn, 27 years. They have won some of the world"s major conservation awards, north-western Namibia is a popular tourism destination and the Kaokoveld"s wildlife has come back from the brink of virtual extinction, and thousands of people have benefited from the links they have forged between community development and natural resource management.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-601) and index.

    StatementGarth Owen-Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH540.83.N3 O94 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 610 p., [48] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages610
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25058612M
    ISBN 101868423638
    ISBN 109781868423637
    LC Control Number2011509132
    OCLC/WorldCa606779732

    The Arid Eden Route also includes well-known tourist attractions such as Spitzkoppe, Brandberg, Twyfelfontein and Epupa Falls. Travellers can experience the majesty of free-roaming animals, extreme landscapes, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking geological formations. As one of the last remaining wildernesses, the Arid Eden Route isFile Size: 1MB.   Compared with the number about many African countries, there is a shortage of books in English about Namibia (the former colony of German South-West Africa). However, “ An Arid Eden: A Personal Account of Conservation in the Kaokoveld ” by Garth Owen-Smith is certainly worth a few hours of your time.

    Visit the post for more. "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." Robert Louis Stevenson.   “ An Arid Eden ” is a monumental work, a detailed account of his almost 50 years in the field in Namibia, battling, often against almost insurmountable odds, to Author: Tony Weaver.

    NHBS supply wildlife survey equipment and books to naturalists, academics and ecological and conservation professionals. Our website includes over , books covering every aspect of wildlife, ecology and conservation as well as a comprehensive range of wildlife survey equipment, nestboxes and habitat management tools.   NACSO’s Matthew Walters relates his experience of adding to Namibia’s ecological database. “In the time that I have worked for NACSO under the Donald Hamer Conservation Leadership Programme, I’ve had several opportunities to go out into the field, mainly to participate in areas related to natural resource management and business/livelihood development.


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