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Naankuse Foundation

Conserving the landscapes, cultures and wildlife of Namibia

www.naankuse.com Tax ID 45-3683733


We currently have four main projects; The N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary, N/a’an ku sê Research and Conservation, The Lifeline Clinic, and the Clever Cubs Pre-Primary School (and Bushmen Welfare).

N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary
Originating as a small wildlife sanctuary nestled in the Namibian bush, N/a’an ku sê has grown into a world-famous conservation organisation. The N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary provides a safe haven and second chance for countless injured, orphaned and conflict animals. Whenever possible our goal is to release animals back into the wild - only those animals too ill, abused or habituated remain at the sanctuary. We currently care for approximately 120 animals at the sanctuary from lions, leopards and cheetahs to African wild dogs, meerkats and mongooses.

N/a'an ku sê Research and Conservation
In order to reduce human-wildlife conflict and to help to protect and conserve Namibia’s majestic animals, we carry out essential field research at all N’a/an ku sê sites in Neuras, Kanaan, the N’a/an ku sê wildlife sanctuary and at our new study site in Mangetti on elephants, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards.  We monitor and track populations to understand the range, movement, and prey preference of these animals, but we also engage with Namibian landowners and farmers in order to reduce human-wildlife conflict through our Rapid Response Unit – whereby we collar (perceived) problem carnivores and track their movements in order to help farmers across Namibia. 

Clever Cubs School and San Bushmen Welfare
N’a/an ku sê’s pre-primary school opened in November 2009 to provide education to San Bushman children who have been denied the opportunity to receive quality education. Once children graduate from the Clever Cubs Pre-Primary School, we sponsor them to attend mainstream primary school in Windhoek and thereby further their education. We also provide employment, training and accommodation to more than 50 San Bushman families in a variety of roles. 

The Lifeline Clinic
Our Lifeline Clinic based in Epukiro provides primary healthcare services to more than 3,500 patients every year – through both clinic based healthcare and our outreach around the region. More than 40% of the patients treated there are children and more than 90% are San Bushmen. A huge focus of our work at the Lifeline Clinic is to tackle the TB burden within the San population.