Conservation

Neuras is strategically situated in conservation terms, on the edge of the pro-namib,  Neuras is in close proximity to other conservation areas such as NamibRand Nature Reserve, Neuhoff Reserve, Wilderness Safari's Kulala Reserve and the Namib Naukluft Park, actually bordering the park on the Naukluft Mountain Range. 

With Land use in the area mainly for tourism, the human wildlife conflict risk is very low, and N/a'an ku se envisions reintroducing wildlife species that previously occurred in the area.

Restoring the natural fauna and flora is of the highest priority for N/a'an ku se and with our team of qualified biologists under the leadership of Florian Weise the N/a'an ku se team has been working on a long term restoration and conservation plan for Neuras.

Game species that currently occur on Neuras are; Oryx (Oryx gazella), Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), Ostrich (Struthio camelus)  and Mountain Zebra (E. zebra hartmannae).

More that 215 bird species occur on Neuras and some of the very rare sightings you can expect to see are: Plum coloured starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), Paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis), Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides), Goliath heron (Ardea goliath) and Red bishop (Euplectes orix).
The natural Neuras Fountains also provide a perfect habitat for numerous species of Dragon Fly, including the Julia Skimmer (Orthetrum Julia). For such a dry country such as Namibia the chance to see such fascinating insects is very rare.
N/a'an ku se believes that conservation can be sustained at Neuras through the combination of wine tourism, low impact eco-tourism and volunteer tourism that will all help rehabilitate this beautiful piece of land and restore it to it's former glory. 

Daily monitoring of released carnivore and wildlife in the area takes place through radio-telemetry, camera trapping, spoor counts and direct observations. A dedicated team works in close relationship with two other N/a'an ku se teams, one based in the south of the NamibRand Nature Reserve and another near Solitaire at the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (a joint initiative by N/a'an ku se and Solitaire Guest Farm).

We believe that in the future Neuras can become part of a bigger conservation area, which will benefit the free movement of wildlife and help restore the ecosystem.

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