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Peter Bridgeford: Conservation pioneer in Namibia

Avatar of inke inke - 02. April 2019 - Environment

The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta (left), was full of praise for Peter Bridgeford and his book. He was able to contribute contact details of a former Namibian conservation officer now working in Dubai.

Dirk Heinrich

Peter and Marilyn Bridgeford arrived in former South West Africa in 1976. at Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park on 31 May 1976. They were in their mid-thirties and Peter made his dream come true. He became a nature conservation officer and took up a position in Etosha National Park. 

Now, more than 40 years later, Peter Bridgeford (born in 1943) launched his latest book – Conservation pioneers in Namibia - and stories by game rangers – at the Namibia Scientific Society in Windhoek. He spent countless hours in archives unearthing information about the country’s national parks and former conservation staff, he interviewed former colleagues or their families and persuaded various people to write essays about nature conservation in Namibia.

For more information on Peter Bridgeford please have a look on Namibia Outdoor.

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