Namibian Carnivore Working Group

About NPWG

The Namibian Carnivore Working Group (NCWG) is composed of individuals and organisations that work alongside the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) to promote and support the long-term conservation of healthy populations of free-ranging carnivores in Namibia.

NCWG was established in 2022 following the publication of Namibia’s Red Data Book on Terrestrial Carnivores to help implement a set of strategies and actions to promote carnivore conservation in Namibia. It brings together the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, the environmental non-governmental sector (NGOs) working on terrestrial carnivores, farmers, conservancies, privately protected areas, academia, hunters, and other interested individuals and organisations. It is anticipated that the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia (LCMAN) which comprises members from sectors other than government, will evolve into the NCWG, with the collective aim to conserve the carnivores of Namibia, particularly those under the greatest pressure.