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 from low impact but inclusive land use models, protecting extraordinary wildlife and land resources and building capacity towards a conservation-based future. ORKCA works alongside Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) who are securing land on the South African side of the Orange River and together ORKCA will create a transboundary reserve of 2 million acres, the largest rewilding story in Africa.
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