Protecting the balance
of nature in Namibia

Namibia contains some of the most fragile environments in its extensive arid and semi-arid areas – 44% of the country is classified as desert and semi-desert. It also has an extended coastline as well as sub-tropical zones in the far north-east. It is therefore home to a wide range of flora and fauna, and many of those have adapted to their local habitats. The Namibian Wildlife Conservation Trust is committed to supporting conservation and research into species that are threatened.

The following list includes all 'threatened' terrestrial mammals which occur in Namibia and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2009 IUCN Red List.

  • lion
  • cheetah
  • impala
  • rhino
  • zebras
  • lions.jpg
  • hyena
  • cheetah
  • hippo
  • impala
  • cheetah


In addition, Namibia has a range of rare and endemic species - 8 mammals (rodents), 10 birds, more than 30 lizards, etc. Here, for example, are the endemic birds:

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