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  • Gobabeb Research and Training Centre
  • Gobabeb Research and Training Centre
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  • Gobabeb Research and Training Centre

One of Gobabeb’s research collaborators, Prof Scott Turner, from State University New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, USA, will be giving a lecture on Tuesday 17 July for the Swakopmund Scientific Society.


Gobabeb Stamp Collection

Gobabeb Stamp Collection

As part of our 50-year celebration, stamp designer Anja Denker has created a Gobabeb stamp collection which is now available for sale. Please click here for pricing and ordering information.


Information Day 2013

Summer Development Programme (SDP) participants, friends, interested stakeholders and the simply curious will gather at Gobabeb for the reportback from the SDP 2012/ 2013 season. A Role Play backed up by extensive hard data will tell attendees about their findings. In the Swakop River, 37% of all Faidherbia albida are dead while in the Kuiseb River only 4% are dead. Why the discrepancy? Come and find out.


New Wheels for NERMU

NERMU (the Namib Ecological Restoration and Monitoring Unit) at Gobabeb recently received a new four-wheel drive bakkie which will be used by the Centre in its efforts to monitor the impacts of mining in the central Namib. NERMU is being sponsored by the German government and coordinated through the Geological Survey of Namibia. To show their commitment to Namibia's sustainable future, Indongo Toyota has sponsored part of the costs of a new vehicle.


SDP in the Swakop River

The Summer Development Programme completed its first three-week session on 21 December 2012. Ten students or recent graduates from UNAM and the Polytechnic spent eight days in the Lower Swakop River investigating the health of anaboome in the area where Uranium Mining is taking place.

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