Livestock activity contributes to forest clearing, soil erosion and desertification, which has been shown to promote harmful climate change. That’s why MCC has worked with Namibia and Mongolia decrease the pressure livestock puts on the environment.
New staff housing at Etosha National Park in Namibia is designed to attract and retain top talent, ultimately drawing more tourists to the park and more income to local communities. For one ranger, the change is already evident.
Residents of the Ehi-Rovipuka Conservancy in northern Namibia expect a new lodge will be draw tourists and become a source of jobs and income. For one resident, that means a brighter future for his children.
The MCC-funded renovation and expansion of the Grootberg Lodge is changing the lives of residents of the â‰ Khoadi-//HÃ´as Conservancy, and allowing lodge guests to get off the grid and into the wild... exactly where they want to be.
In several projects, MCC considered all the various needs and uses for water in a community and then incorporated those needs into project design. This helped prevent overuse, breakage and wear and tear.
A spiny little desert plant called devil’s claw is contributing to food security in Namibia, and MCC has worked with the Namibian government to maintain a balance between conservation of the protected species and income generation for beneficiaries.