INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT & NATURE CONSERVATION (IRDNC)

Ombonde People’s Park, located in the Kunene region of Namibia, is home to desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, lion and cheetah – all vulnerable or threatened in Africa.  The IRDNC aims to enhance and build on community ownership of wildlife and natural resources, making it a genuine partnership between communal conservancies and the government. The CCFA is proud to support this rural development program which strongly aligns with its own efforts to educate and empower local communities through sustainable economic and conservation practices.