Previous projects

Vegetation Survey of Namibia

A complex project which is utilising a combination of field survey, Remote Sensing technologies and other methodologies to systematically describe and map the distribution of Namibia's vegetation.

The Tree Atlas Project

A public-participation species mapping project which resulted in a published book and a substantial, freely available dataset.

Succulent Cultivation Project (SCP)

In 2002, a succulent project was initiated at the National Botanic Garden of Namibia under the auspices of the National Botanical Research Institute with financial support from the Southern African Botanical Gardens Network's (SABONET) Threatened Plants Programme.

Millennium Seed Bank Project (MSBP)

The Millennium Seed Bank Project (MSBP) is an international initiative co-ordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the United Kingdom. It is funded from various sources, including UK lottery money, private sponsors and the UK government.

The project started in 1995, concentrating on the UK flora and in 2000 the international component was initiated. At present, partners in 17 countries worldwide contribute to the MSBP, Namibia being one of 9 African nations. The project officially stopped 31 March 2010 although some work continued after that date

Mapping the major catchments of Namibia

Catchments are often used as basic units in landscape ecological studies including studies on hydrology and socio-economy. Similar studies are currently being undertaken in Namibia. A large amount of information is available on many of the catchments of river systems in Namibia, yet no detailed map of the catchments in Namibia exists.