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A business model supports conservation

At N/a’an ku sê we strive to perfect the symbiosis between social and environmental entrepreneurship. When we identify a need, a social injustice or an environmental threat, we try to rectify the situation by implementing a venture which is managed on entrepreneurial principles in order to bring about change.

The following are examples of how the N/a’an ku sê management team has initiated change through social/environmental entrepreneurship:

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N/a’an ku sê Investors House Concept

When the development of the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary started, Jan Verburg’s generous donation enabled us to purchase the land and build the lodge. A crucial environmental need was the housing of problem, injured or orphaned wildlife. In order to raise the necessary funds to build the Wildlife Sanctuary, we developed a business model allowing private like-minded investors to build a house on N/a’an ku sê, which subsequently could be rented out to tourists to the benefit of the investor.

Villa !Khxoaru Front

Today 10 of these houses are nestled amidst the splendor of the N/a’an ku sê Reserve, with only five potential plots still up for sale. The capital raised through the selling of these plots was used to fund the completion of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Villa !Gai Interior High

Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate

Without the conservation of landscapes, the conservation of wildlife is tragically hindered. Realising the importance of protecting these vital natural habitats, N/a’an ku sê procured the Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate, a previous sheep farm of 14,500 hectares bordering the Namib Naukluft Park. This vast area is now a dedicated research site, with its pristine landscapes being kept just so, and adding a further 14,500 hectares of conservation paradise to the Namib Naukluft Park.

Neuras - Wine Tasting 5

N/a’an ku sê invested heavily in the small winery, one of the world’s driest, and endeavors to make it financially sustainable by the end of 2017.

Neuras Wine Bottles