Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Namib Desert Coast

The Namib Desert Coast

The film focuses on Namibia's 1 570km stretch of coastline as a fascinating place, rich in history and biodiversity; worth exploring and learning more about, and certainly worth protecting.

It highlights the fact that the coast is also home to human settlements and industries such as mining, fishing and tourism that contribute significantly to the nation's economy.

"Increasing human pressures over the past years highlight the urgent need for sound coastal planning and management to ensure sustainable and optimal use of coastal areas and their resources for future generations," a synopsis of the film states. "Now is the time for all Namibians and visitors to rally together to conserve and use wisely our unique coastal and marine environment."

This film presents the beauty, diversity and resources of the coastal environment and encourages the man on the street, businesses and Government to become `Coastodians'.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

An excellent 3-part video on Namibia's fragile desert coastal environment. I hope this motivates some of you guys to visit Nam ... oops, somehow I've managed to post this twice ... oh well ...



  1. I haven't looked at the video yet, but look forward to doing so. Though I live in Virginia in the US, I consider Namibia my home away from home and get back as often as I can.

  2. Thanks for stopping in and commenting Karry - I appreciate it ...

    ... looking at your blog it's obvious that your life is one great adventure ...

    Happy trails