The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.
2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”
In keeping with this years theme we invite you to purchase a copy of book titled; Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered. This book was authored by the founder of the DRFN; Mary Seely as well as one of the DRFN's associates John Pallet.
This book was designed to provide the background to enhanced understanding of the vagaries and values of this desert landscape. From the foggy coast under the direct control of the Benguela upwelling system, to the interior ready to take advantage of the infrequent, life giving fogs when they appear,incredible adaptations for life in this desert environment have evolved. Further inland,along the pro-Namib and on the Naukluft Mountains and escarpment stretching north and south, other life forms take advantage of the varied terrain.
This book also highlights the contributions of the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre in the heart of the Namib-Naukluft Park, as well as the innovative conservation approaches of farmers and tourism enterprises surrounding the desert and its parks. Human innovation, essential to early hunter-gatherers and pastoralists, has taken on new forms for the benefit of this unique landscape.
Get a copy of this insightful book for only N$300.00 from the DRFN office.