20 December 2017

Namibia: New Desert Documentary Shows Why Namib Sand Sea Is a World Heritage Site

Photo: Oliver Halsey
Namib - Surviving the Sand Sea.

A New Nature Documentary , 'Namibia Surviving the Sand Sea', which explores from a scientific perspective, the diverse adaptations of the flora and fauna found in the Namib Desert, is how Namibia presents the UNESCO Natural Heritage.

The filmmaker Oliver Halsey spent a year filming various desert organisms at Gobabeb, a scientific research station in the central Namib.

The documentary takes a close look at the Namib Dune Ant, scorpions, Inara, Welwitschia and what scientists are doing to better understand these unique and incredible animals and plants.

The Namib Sand Sea is inscribed as a World Heritage site for all four natural history criteria: Spectacular natural beauty and superlative natural phenomena; outstanding global examples of geological and geomorphological processes; universally significant ecological processes; and extraordinarily special biodiversity.

"With the documentary, Namibia can proudly take its stand among nature documentaries produced by internationally recognized movie makers for example the National Geographic and BBC Nature," stated the Namibia Scientific Society when announcing the film's release.

Meanwhile, at the premiere the Namibia Scientific Society and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the support of research, science, technology and innovation particularly the development of scientific research and dissemination of research results in Namibia.

The DVD is available at the Namibia Scientific Society, at Gobabeb and at various book shops.


Lawyer Sues the Namibian Over Panama Papers Reporting

A Namibian lawyer filed a lawsuit against The Namibian newspaper over Panama Papers-related stories that linked him to… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Namibia Economist. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.