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YES! 2012

The first Youth Environmental Summit for environmental champions…at Gobabeb

The Youth Environmental Summit (YES!) attracted 29 excited Grade 11 learners to Gobabeb to learn about environmental leadership and enhance awareness about the Namib’s biodiversity. Learners were challenged to investigate, evaluate and understand the impacts of mining. The Embassy of Finland has supported Gobabeb’s programmes for the last six years, including this first Summit, which will become an annual event



Gobabebian triumphs at Arid Zone Ecology Forum 2012

One of Gobabeb’s young researchers, Miya Kabajani, attended the Arid zone Ecology Forum conference in Worcester, South Africa. About a hundred delegates listened to presentations ranging from vegetation studies to climate change. Miya presented her project investigating the habitat selection of the endemic Husab sand Lizard and received the first prize for the best poster presentation by a student or young scientist.....


Farewell to Sirkka

We bid farewell to our Training assistant intern Sirkka Tshiningayamwe who was at Gobabeb for the past three months. Thank you for your hard work and contribution to all the activities around Gobabeb. We wish you all the best and you will be missed.


50th Anniversary Highlight

One of several highlights of the year-long 50th Anniversary celebration programme for Gobabeb recently came to a close. This was the Colloquium of the Royal Society of South Africa held at Gobabeb over April 30th and May 1st. The programme addressed the theme 'Desert Research: Past and Future'. The programme took a very wide view of 'desert research' and included papers from the Antarctic, Mars and other exotic places. Over 21 people gave presentations ranging from the 'history and future of Gobabeb', to 'climate change physiology', to papers on giraffe, rhinos, oryx and kangaroos, to 'cryptic hypolithic soil communities', to 'restoration, research and monitoring the central Namib uranium rush', to 'meteorology and the role of satellites'.

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