Famous but feet firmly on the ground

Namibia’s international face of conservation, Marlice van Vuuren in a contemplative mood among her favourite kitties.

The success of a conservation TV series first broadcast by Dstv’s Kyknet channel, prompted the producers to prepare a similar series for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation.
Labelled Wild Jobs Namibia, the series features the work of icon husband and wife conservators, Dr Rudi and Marlice van Vuuren of N/a’an ku sê wildlife sanctuary in the Windhoek district.

Shot entirely on location in Namibia and highlighting those individuals making great strides in all areas of conservation, ‘Wild Jobs Namibia’ brings many local conservators to the local TV audience through the eyes and ears of the Van Vuuren couple.
The series was officially launched earlier in September at a function at the Windhoek base of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation. Namibia Breweries Limited, through their Windhoek Lager brand, is the main sponsor.
The main speaker at the launch, Marketing Manager of Namibia BL, Rosemary Shippiki emphasized that Namibia’s wildlife and unique landscape are largely adored and appreciated globally by tourists who return for a second or even a third visit. “The efforts embarked on by locals to preserve the country’s wildlife are adored and praised by global stakeholders. And what contributes to this reality, is the efforts made by locals, some of whom are stand-outs in this area with initiatives that have grown to become global brands in their own rights.”
N/a’an ku sê’s vision is to have an Africa where humans and wildlife can live and thrive together. Their mission is to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat.
The first episode of Wild Jobs Namibia premièred at the launch.