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UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

Namibia: Raw and Wild

Don Mankin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

The lion stared at me, less than 10 meters away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short leap, he could pull me out of our open safari vehicle and drag me away.

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib De...

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 06.05.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

The Big Five? Sure, but Don't Forget About Namibia's Other Endangered Species

Pam Grout | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

What many travelers to Africa overlook is an exciting opportunity to meet fellow humanoids who still hunt and gather, and who still paint their torsos with body paint. There are pockets of tribal people who practice their own ancient customs.

Top 5 Reasons Every Conscientious Traveler Should Safari in Namibia

Pam Grout | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Namibia has Africa's largest game park, the world's oldest desert and the solar systems's largest meteorite -- at least of the ones we've recorded. Here are the top five reasons every conscientious traveler should plan their next safari to Namibia:

6 Reasons to Go to Namibia

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

Right out of college I spent a year managing camps in Namibia. This might be part of the reason that Namibia is one of my favorite countries in Africa but I hope all the reasons below will be convincing for you as well.

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

The Most Beautiful 'Dead' Place Ever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Deadvlei is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it's quite beautiful. Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, D...

Total Shock! Rhino Horn

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Kevin Richberg

I was definitely shocked when I first heard that the Dallas Safari Club was auctioning off a Namibian permit authorizing the hunting of an aged black rhino "in the name of conservation."

A Journey Through Namibia: Part I

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Namibia is very involved in protecting and conserving all of its animals so this was in keeping with its objectives. When we heard the lioness roaring near our rooms, we knew that we were lucky.

11,993 Miles ~ A Journey of Social Good

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 01.31.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug had tired of the conventional business world. They were half a world away from each other, Chris in Hawaii and D...

The Oranjemund Shipwreck

Peter Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

On April 1, 2008, Tate Kapaandu Shitaka, an excavator operator, inadvertently uncovered two metal tubes, later identified as bronze breech-loading can...

Christina Wilkie

Group To Auction Black Rhino Hunting Permit To Save The Black Rhino

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, ...

Awe-Inspiring Desert Destinations

minube | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
minube

While deserts often evoke an image of arid and inhospitable landscapes, they can also be awe-inspiring. From the bubbling basins of Ethiopia to the monumental landscapes of the American southwest, here are the most otherworldly and captivating stretches of sand our planet has to offer.

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

The Problem With Tours

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

Tours, as far as I'm concerned, are like Marmite -- you either love them or hate them. (For the non-Brits out there, change Marmite to rap music, smoking or black coffee and you'll get my point.) Unfortunately, it seems I am in the hate camp.

The Mzungu Diaries: 6 Months in Africa

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

"So, how are you finding Africa?" asked the man next to me as our bus careered around a blind corner, narrowly avoiding a huge lorry laden with bricks in the oncoming lane. "Wonderful," I answered, ducking the box of live chicks thrown towards me by the force of the turn.

Mystery Of Desert's 'Fairy Circles' Solved.. Again

| Rachel Nuwer | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

Every time a scientist thinks he’s solved the mystery of the fairy circles, someone else comes up with another answer. The bare, circular patches of...

Around the World

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The 30 Postcards Project has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in the world to the northernmost point in continental Europe.

Four-Legged Baby Recovering After Surgery

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A government spokeswoman says a 2-month-old Namibian boy born with four legs is responding well to treatment after undergoing surgery ...

Save the Animals

Mark Sissons | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Tracking rehabilitated cheetahs and leopards through the African bush as they learn to hunt and survive again in the wild. Riding on the backs of rescued elephants on a sunset stroll to their favourite watering hole, where they finally feel safe from poachers...