Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC)

IRDNC works in Namibia and has pioneered one of Africa’s leading models of community-based natural resource management. IRDNC strives to improve the lives of rural people by diversifying the socio-economy in Namibia’s communal areas to include wildlife and other valuable natural resources. We believe this will secure a long-term place for wild animals outside of national parks, and significantly reduce future pressure on these areas. We also aim to build up the capacity of rural Namibians, and to assist them to develop a civil society whose members can sustainably manage and benefit from their local natural resources.