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Developing the Biodiversity Economy in selected Landscapes in Namibia

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The livelihood of 70% of the Namibian population is dependent on natural resources – but biodiversity and protected areas are under increasing pressure from population growth, unsustainable farming practices and climate change. The project builds on Namibia’s success story in nature conservation. The protected areas of the country encompass more than 40% of the land area, but these areas are fragmented and there is a lack of coordination between funding and the different types of protected areas. The project transforms the protected areas into a system of well-coordinated landscapes and gives them a conservation value through sustainable economic use. The focus is on sectors that are directly dependent on the conservation of biodiversity, such as tourism. At the national level, the project supports the institutionalisation of the biodiversity economy approach, enabling broad-based implementation and its financing.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia

BMU grant:
5.000.000,00 €

08/2019  till  07/2023

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