ORKCA strives to be an engine of sustainable economic growth through landscape restoration and community stewardship in Southern Namibia. ORKCA connects land units, through partnership and purchase, to form one vast, continuous, ecologically diverse conservation area where people and nature are resilient to climate impacts. At the heart of ORKCA’s vision is creating livelihoods through inclusive land use models, protecting endemic wildlife and land resources, and building capacity towards a conservation-based future. ORKCA works alongside the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to reconnect fragmented ecosystems on the South African and Namibian sides of the Orange River in order to reconnect the Nama and Succulent Karoo. ORKCA endeavors to work with conservation-minded partners to create one of the largest rewilding projects on the African continent.
Community Agency Building
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