From 22-24 May 2021, Gobabeb hosted a Biodiversity Action Weekend, in partnership with UNDP, giz, and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism. The event was open to all who are interested in the Namib Desert's landscapes and unique biota.
The Biodiversity Action Weekend was a venture into citizen science, we hope the first of many. Science is not just for the specialist! Participants helped in data gathering for some of the Institute’s research projects, catalogued observations on Gobabeb’s iNaturalist sites, assisted with management actions like alien-bashing, learned more about ongoing biodiversity initiatives in the Namib and shared opinions on our collective roles in protecting our natural heritage - under the theme “We are part of the Solution”, and …. much more!
If you wish to join future Biodiversity Action Weekends, watch this site!
With the cooperation of the Namibia Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, the United Nations Development Program, and giz (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).