“Living with wildlife is not easy”

As mentioned in one of our articles about the study trip to Namibia, we had the chance to talk to John Kasaona, executive director of Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) in Namibia. This organization wants to “link conservation to the social and economic development of the people who live with wildlife and other […]

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5000 hectares for 300 cows: Commercial farming in Namibia

The smell of goats and cows fills the dusty air. Their bleating and snorting accompanies the slowly setting sun, which moves like a red fire ball towards the horizon. A loud “Moo” breaks the idyllic atmosphere. Georg Vermaak, who introduces himself as “Org”, folds his arms in front of his chest and lets his gaze […]

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Blog Journal: How nature conservation works in Namibia

“From little date seeds, great things are born.” – Namibian proverb The airplane is making its landing approach around 10 am at the airport of Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek. Quite exhausted after the 10 hours flight through the night, I look up. Outside I can see dry grass, some bushes and a seemingly endless savannah. […]

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Blog-Journal: Excursion to Namibia

Today, two members of the blog, Katharina and Leonie, are going to go on an excursion to Namibia. We use the term excursion because it is not a random holiday or something similar but a research trip from university. So, it’s not going to be lying around at the beach, roaming around in the desert […]

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Internship at UDATA GmbH – Environment and Education

  Mysterious castles, beautiful hiking trails and fabulous wine festivals: For an internship, I moved to the beautiful Palatinate region in the very West of Germany for three months. The office of the small company UDATA – Environment and Education is located in the idyllic town Neustadt an der Weinstraße, which is situated 30 km […]

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Thank you for the rain

By: Birgit Thies and Katharina Funk „If you could act, but you don’t, the whole world will hold you responsible. That’s why I give my best.”    – Kisilu Musya In November 2017, the climate of our planet Earth was all over in the media: The “Conference of the Parties” (COP23) took place in Bonn, […]

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GCE Summerfete 2018

It is a warm and quiet afternoon in summer. Bees are busing themselves in the Ecological Botanical Garden in Bayreuth and an occasional breeze ripples the lush green leaves. But then – more and more people make their way through the Ecological Botanical Garden, around the Mediterranean greenhouses, over the sandy area outside, carrying bowls […]

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Your climate. Your app. uRnature.

Have you ever wondered how climate change is connected with our consumption behaviour? Or how much carbon is stored in a forest? And how will our world look like in 2050? Having found your way to our blog, you probably know the answers. But how can we start a dialogue with others, who might be […]

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