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Namibia

Capital: Windhoek
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 823,290 (2007)
 
Population (people): 2,083,174 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 2.53 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 1.4% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 59 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 43 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $7,617.35 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 6.6% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Biodiversity
Forest area (% of land area): 9.1% (2007)
 
Primary forest extent (1000 hectares): 0 (2010)
 
Extent of FSC certified forests (hectares): 270028 (2011)
 
Terrestrial protected area (% of land area): 37.85% (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 1.71% (2014)

 
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All Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
African Wild Dog 555542950 555542950 3825 Not Reported
Ai-Ais Hot Springs 8785 8785 4354 II
Anabeb 555542941 555542941 1571 Not Reported
Audi 555542929 555542929 335 Not Reported
Balyerwa 555542970 555542970 225 Not Reported
Bamunu 555542912 555542912 556 Not Reported
Bwabwata 303692 303692 6276 Not Reported
Caprivi 7442 7442 1484 Not Reported
Cuma 555555543 555555543 118 Not Reported
Doro nawas 555542916 555542916 4139 Not Reported
Dorob 555543018 555543018 8176 Not Reported
Dzoti 555542972 555542972 287 Not Reported
Ehirovipuka 555542928 555542928 1980 Not Reported
Eiseb 555542965 555542965 6626 Not Reported
Epupa 555555525 555555525 2912 Not Reported
Etanga 555555527 555555527 908 Not Reported
Etendeka 555542988 555542988 508 Not Reported
Etosha 884 884 22941 II
Etosha Pan, Lake Oponono & Cuvelai drainage 95356 95356 15219 Not Assigned
Gaingu 555542953 555542953 7732 Not Reported
Gamaseb 555542926 555542926 1748 Not Reported
Gawachab 555542944 555542944 132 Not Reported
Gcwatjinga 555555531 555555531 339 Not Reported
George Mukoya 555542945 555542945 486 Not Reported
George Mukoya 555555541 555555541 486 Not Reported
Gondwana 555543021 555543021 1163 Not Reported
Han Awab 555542939 555542939 1923 Not Reported
Hans Kanyinga 555542983 555542983 277 Not Reported
Hardap Recreation Resort 18005 18005 243 V
Hobatere 555542987 555542987 258 Not Reported
Huab 555542924 555542924 1818 Not Reported
Huibes 555542973 555542973 1328 Not Reported
Iipumbu ya Tshilongo 555547906 555547906 1548 Not Reported
Kahenge 555555539 555555539 267 Not Reported
Kasika 555542938 555542938 147 Not Reported
Katope 555555538 555555538 638 Not Reported
Khaudum 17999 17999 3842 II
Khoadi-Hôas 555542922 555542922 3365 Not Reported
Khob Naub 555542940 555542940 2748 Not Reported
Khore Goreb 555543020 555543020 1283 Not Reported
King Nehale 555542948 555542948 509 Not Reported
Klein Aus Vista 555542992 555542992 3402 Not Reported
Kunene River 555542964 555542964 2764 Not Reported
Kwandu 555542977 555542977 212 Not Reported
Kwandu 555542918 555542918 190 Not Reported
Likwaterera 555555547 555555547 132 Not Reported
Lubuta 555542976 555542976 171 Not Reported
Mangetti 317125 317125 420 Not Reported
Marienfluss 555555528 555555528 3031 Not Reported
Marienfluss 555542961 555542961 3036 Not Reported
Mashi 555542913 555542913 438 Not Reported
Masida 555542975 555542975 197 Not Reported
Mayuni 555542920 555542920 151 Not Reported
Mbeyo 555542982 555542982 411 Not Reported
Mkata 555542984 555542984 865 Not Reported
Mudumu 30051 30051 716 II
Muduva Nyangana 555555542 555555542 617 Not Reported
Muduva Nyangana 555542946 555542946 615 Not Reported
Na Jaqna 555542935 555542935 9122 Not Reported
Namib Sand Sea 555556048 555556048 30758 Not Assigned
Namib Sky Ballooning 555542991 555542991 1630 Not Reported
Namib-Naukluft 883 883 50767 II
Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area 555512146 555512146 9501 VI
NamibRand 555543019 555543019 1724 Not Reported
Naute Recreation Resort 30048 30048 235 V
Ncamagoro 555542981 555542981 263 Not Reported
Ncaute 555542980 555542980 118 Not Reported
Ncumcara 555542979 555542979 152 Not Reported
Nkasa Rupara 30052 30052 338 II
Nyae Nyae 555555535 555555535 8971 Not Reported
Nyae Nyae 555542927 555542927 8994 Not Reported
Ohungu 555542958 555542958 1196 Not Reported
Okamatipati 555542932 555542932 3097 Not Reported
Okanguati 555547905 555547905 1159 Not Reported
Okangundumba 555542959 555542959 1131 Not Reported
Okatjandja Kozomenje 555547910 555547910 656 Not Reported
Okondjombo 555555533 555555533 1645 Not Reported
Okondjombo 555542963 555542963 1645 Not Reported
Okongo 555542968 555542968 1339 Not Reported
Okongo 555542985 555542985 765 Not Reported
Okongoro 555547343 555547343 958 Not Reported
Omatendeka 555542925 555542925 1620 Not Reported
Ombazu 555547908 555547908 871 Not Reported
Ombuiyokanguindi 555547341 555547341 1160 Not Reported
Omufitu 555555540 555555540 270 Not Reported
Omuramba Ua Mbinda 555542910 555542910 3217 Not Reported
Ondjou 555542952 555542952 8731 Not Reported
Ongongo 555547340 555547340 501 Not Reported
Orupembe 555555530 555555530 3572 Not Reported
Orupembe 555542919 555542919 3566 Not Reported
Orupupa 555542909 555542909 1234 Not Reported
Otjambangu 555542966 555542966 348 Not Reported
Otjikondavirongo 555555526 555555526 1067 Not Reported
Otjimboyo 555542955 555542955 448 Not Reported
Otjitanda 555555529 555555529 1178 Not Reported
Otjitanda 555542908 555542908 1174 Not Reported
Otjituuo 555542933 555542933 6134 Not Reported
Otjiu-West 555555532 555555532 1100 Not Reported
Otjiu-West 555547907 555547907 1100 Not Reported
Otjombande 555547342 555547342 329 Not Reported
Otjombinde 555542911 555542911 5891 Not Reported
Otuzemba 555547909 555547909 742 Not Reported
Ovitoto 555542914 555542914 625 Not Reported
Ozonahi 555542934 555542934 3204 Not Reported
Ozondundu 555542942 555542942 745 Not Reported
Palmwag 555542989 555542989 5828 Not Reported
Puros 555542962 555542962 3561 Not Reported
Puros 555555534 555555534 3562 Not Reported
Sachona 555555545 555555545 120 Not Reported
Salambala 555542915 555542915 930 Not Reported
Sanitatas 555555537 555555537 1442 Not Reported
Sanitatas 555542960 555542960 1446 Not Reported
Sesfontein 555542943 555542943 2466 Not Reported
Sheya Shuushona 555542954 555542954 5069 Not Reported
Sikunga 555542967 555542967 287 Not Reported
Skeleton Coast 555542990 555542990 2900 Not Reported
Skeleton Coast Park 885 885 16821 II
Sobbe 555542969 555542969 391 Not Reported
Sorris Sorris 555542957 555542957 2291 Not Reported
Torra 555542951 555542951 3493 Not Reported
Tsau // Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) 303691 303691 21813 Not Reported
Tsiseb 555542956 555542956 7914 Not Reported
Uibasen Twyfelfontein 555542921 555542921 286 Not Reported
Uukolonkadhi 555542986 555542986 847 Not Reported
Uukolonkadhi Ruacana 555542930 555542930 2994 Not Reported
Uukwaluudhi 555542931 555542931 1437 Not Reported
Waterberg Plateau Park 887 887 396 II
Wuparo 555542971 555542971 190 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Angolan Mopane woodlands 5.93 30.04 21.11 61.61 87.64
Etosha Pan halophytics 0.52 99.07 99.07 100.0 100.0
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands 7.63 48.7 32.17 31.58 47.8
Kalahari xeric savanna 14.44 5.53 12.59 34.07 14.97
Kaokoveld desert 1.79 97.44 71.88 54.36 73.69
Nama Karoo 3.97 14.58 3.49 15.7 65.55
Namib desert 5.83 88.29 88.29 100.0 100.0
Namibian savanna woodlands 13.83 38.79 39.28 85.1 84.04
Succulent Karoo 1.49 97.87 23.1 20.09 85.13
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands 0.32 47.85 39.5 0.93 1.13
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands 3.57 29.67 31.82 18.74 17.47
Zambezian flooded grasslands 0.24 89.63 64.45 2.14 2.97
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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Namaqua 2.71 20.62 9.79 42.5 89.49
Namib 4.7 2.85 2.6 89.98 98.72
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Number of Amphibian, Bird and Mammal Species
Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Amphibia
56 1 0 0 1 0 52 3
Aves
616 27 1 10 16 21 567 1
Mammalia
223 13 1 4 8 7 185 18
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