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News Archive

June 2012

How special is the night sky at NaDEET?

Very special, so much so, that the night sky above NRNR and NaDEET has just been certified by the International Dark Sky Association as Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, only one of four IDSRs in the world!  To gain Gold Tier IDSR certification, NaDEET took a number of measures to reduce light pollution including the development of special light fittings made from recycled materials.

NaDEET staff show visitors the wonders of the night sky both by naked eye and through a telescope. The threat light pollution poses and how to prevent it are also discussed. See the Night Sky edition of the Bush Telegraph for more information.

May 2012

Holden, the Golden Mole

"Discover the greatest conservation story ever told"... is the slogan of the Namibia Tourism Board's Conservation DestinationHolden Mole Sweepstakes. NaDEET is one of four Namibian conservation organisations highlighted throughout the sweepstakes which will give away two grand prize trips (one for North Americans and one for Namibians). Learn more about Holden, the Golden Mole, our conservation ambassador and Namibian conservation at

April 2012

Zooming in on biodiversity

“Are there amphibians in the desert?” “ No!” shout the grade 7 schoolchildren.  “But I saw a frog!” said one boy!  This group of schoolchildren from Oanob PS had the opportunity to investigate the Namib’s unique animals thanks to a full sponsorship from Schwalm School, Germany. They saw the usual tok tokkie beetles, but also horned adders, a sand frog, white lady spider, dune gerbils and a sand snake eating a lizard.

March 2012

Schoolchildren from Windhoek and Rehoboth stream to NaDEET!

The year started off with one of our annually returning schools, St.George’s College followed by Rehoboth Primary School that comes to the Centre for the first time thanks to our EU grant. NaDEET’s booking calendar is full as we welcome back returning groups and look forward to many new ones.

March 2012

Much needed renovation underway!

After nine years, NaDEET Centre accommodation houses are in urgent need of renovation. With generous donations from Speich Education Fund and Freundschaft mit NaDEET, we were able to replace three houses during February. The new houses maintain NaDEET’s open-air feeling, but provide extra protection from rain and cold weather. We still are seeking sponsors for five more houses. Please go to our donation page to support this much needed project.

February 2012

Wolwedans Foundation Sponsors "Staff Valley"

TogeViktoria Keding and Stephan Bruecknerther with invited guests and members of the media, NaDEET's new staff accommodation "Staff Valley" was recently officially opened. This much needed accomodation in a beautiful dune valley right next to NaDEET Centre was generously sponsored by the Wolwedans Foundation. Staff Valley is built following our "practice what we teach" principles with a solar cooking area, water-saving buckets showers and dry sanitation.



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