The Orange River-Karoo Conservation Area (ORKCA)
Agency Building within Communities, Landscape Restoration and Rewilding and Transboundary Conservation in Southern Namibia
Collaborate with Conservation-Minded Partners to Create One of the Largest Rewilding Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Community-driven models underpinned by the latest in technological innovation, conservation science and good governance.
A scalable community-managed conservation approach with nature based solutions at the core.
Partner and purchase adjoining land to create connecting habitat
Remove fences, plant indigenous species, reintroduce wildlife
Inclusive capacity sharing and co-governing with local communities, revenue generating activities
Protect wildlife, prevent poaching, research and continually learn
PROJECT IMPACT VISION
on the African Continent.
THE ORANGE RIVER-KAROO REGION
The story of the Orange River-Karoo region is one of ancient cultures and landscapes. The Orange River is vital for the Succulent Karoo, one of the world’s top 25 biodiversity hotspots. The Nama Karoo and Desert biomes intersect within the ORKCA landscape. Once a pristine habitat enabling the world’s largest animal migration of springbok Trekbokken, surpassing even the Serengeti’s ‘Great Migration’ of wildebeest. The springbok Trekbokken has experienced a significant decline in wildlife numbers due to non-regenerative land-use practices and the effects of climate change. The Nama people are the stewards of this land, and joined by today’s commercial farmers, we are seeking a conservation-based future which will restore the region to its former ecological diversity.