For the birding public NARREC has produced publications on the ethics and procedures of bird ringing and has in the latest poster attempted to show the interconnectedness of the SADC region’s bird population. For the general public and especially farming communities NARREC has developed and published numerous resource materials focusing on raptors as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. The publications assist with the identification of Namibia’s large birds of prey, owls and parrots and, importantly, on the risks and threats to wildlife populations when chemical poisons and pesticides are used indiscriminately. For Namibian school learners there are various posters and worksheets at the centre. The Ministry of Basic Education has recently approved a new publication from NARREC, “Where Birds are Prey”, as a Grade 6 English reader.

Vultures and Veterinary products

The global crisis for large scavenging birds of prey cannot be overemphasized. Not only are known threats to these species being amplified across countries and continents, but new threats are constantly emerging as well.

NARREC has recently approached all members of the Veterinary Association of Namibia to assist in the reduction of deaths by ingestion of veterinary products. You can read that document here.


Newspaper articles —

Attacks on lambs by scavengers The amazing barn owl : A real farmer's friend
The Namibian – 4 June 2009
Vulture poisoning in the Caprivi
September 2009
Negative effects of human activity on raptors
Choose a Bird Guidebook Conflicts with livestock
Falcons in the city
The Namibian – 30 Jan 2009
Tourists of a different kind
The Namibian – 19 Feb 2009
More vultures illegally poisoned
The Namibian – 20 Aug 2009

Birds and powerlines : A new project takes flight
The Namibian – 27 August 2009
Pangolins and TRAFFIC
Unpublished – 2009
Rare birds fall victim to poison and traps
The Namibian – 16 Jan 2009
Get your own 24-hour pest controllers
The Namibian – 15 April 2010
Vulture Restaurants
The Namibian – 10 June 2010
Not enough done to protect pangolins
The Namibian – 18 June 2010
Vulture Restaurants
New Era – June 2010
Migration is a fascinating topic
The Namibian – September 2010
Poisons a threat to farmers
The Namibian – November 2010
A Busy year for NARREC
The Namibian – January 2011
Another poison case
The Namibian – January 2011
Wild animals are not pets
The Namibian – March 2011
Pangolins endangered by international trade
The Namibian – 21 April 2011
Good samaritan rescues Pangolin
The Namibian – August 2011
International Vulture awareness Day
The Namibian – 25 August 2011
Poison Used to Kill Predators is the Biggest Threat to Vulture Populations in Namibia
New Era – 1 September 2011
An account of Namibia's Seven Recorded Vulture Species in celebration of International Vulture awareness Day on 03/09/2011
New Era – 1 September 2011
SABAP2 is launched at the Namibia Bird Club symposium
The Namibian – May 2012 
Namibia needs a national response to feral cat colonies
The Namibian – 24 May 2012
Barn owl a blessing in disguise
The Namibian – 7 July 2012
Think like a vulture today
The Namibian – 31 August 2012
Tbilisi +35
The Namibian – 20 September 2012
Plight of illegally traded birds highlighted at Windhoek show
The Namibian – 4 October 2012
Pangolin remains a threatened species
The Namibian – 14 February 2013
International Pangolin Day
New Era –14 February 2013
More control needed over pesticides
The Namibian – 22 May 2014
Endangered and Critically Endangered - all 7 vulture species that should occur in Namibia
The Agra Ring – May 2016
Harsh measures to protect the pangolin
The Namibian 16 February 2017

Booklets —


  Title Sponsor(s) Availability
Namibia Large birds of Prey
A5 Full colour – English / Afrikaans 
SIDA / NNF Available from NARREC
Owls of Namibia
A5 Full colour – English
NAMDEB / NNF Available from NARREC
Predators on Livestock Farms
A5 Black & White – English / Afrikaans
Go-Green Nedbank Namibia Out of print
Where Birds are Prey
A4 Black & White English
Wildlife & Environment Society of SA
(REES program)
Available from NARREC
Bird Ringing in Namibia
A5 Black& White English
Namibia Bird Club Available from NARREC
Poisons & Pesticides
A guide to safe use
AGRA / SIDA / NNF / Raptors Namibia /
Namibia Bird Club
Available from NARREC
389kb Vulture Restaurants
A guide to creating a feeding site
Waltons Stationers Available from NARREC
First Responders Manual
A guide to help save trafficked African Pangolin
World Wildlife Fund
Namibia Chamber of the Environment
Click here to view online

Posters —

Namibia Large birds of Prey 383kb Owls of Namibia 494kb
Take a closer look 314kb    Parrots and Lovebirds of Namibia 157kb
Contact details of Ringers in Namibia 157kb Art for the earth 181kb
Migration of birds 308kb Citizen Science and Birds 308kb

Last updated 2 June, 2018