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Innocent monsters – don’t be afraid of big spiders

22. mars 2019, inke - Environment

Do you think that Spiders are disgusting, dangerous, frightening? That's what most people think of them and therefore countless harmless and useful spiders are killed. But most of the many species of spiders which occur in Namibia do not cause any harm to humans. Especially large spiders are far less dangerous than their appearance and reputation.

Innocent monsters – don’t be afraid of big spiders

Small gecko – loud voice

12. mars 2019, inke - Environment

Anyone who has spent an evening in the Namib Desert or in the Kalahari must have heard the loud call of a barking gecko, especially during the summer months. Most visitors think that a bird must be responsible for the repetitive keck-keck-keck-keck-keck sounds. But it is a gecko, about six centimetres long, which lives in a burrow of up to a metre with numerous tunnels and at least one escape exit.

Small gecko – loud voice

Namibia forges ahead with renewable energies

25. janvier 2019, inke - Economics, Environment

Spending a night in the African bush under the stars away from the city and listening to the sounds of various nocturnal animals is a magical experience. It is unforgettable to watch wild animals at a water hole where no noisy diesel generator disturbs the peace and quiet. In recent years solar water pumps and electricity generated by solar panels have replaced loud, puffing diesel generators at many lodges in Namibia, thereby enhancing the African experience for visitors.

Namibia forges ahead with renewable energies

Namibia's smallest antelope whistles when it senses danger

18. janvier 2019, inke - Environment

Animals prick up their ears at the shrill whistling sound and flee. It takes a while before the whistler is identified, if he has not taken flight himself and is betrayed by moving. It is not easy to discover a Damara dik-dik standing dead still in dense vegetation. These hare-sized little antelopes owe their name dik-dik to their warning call.

Namibia's smallest antelope whistles when it senses danger

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