Bushmanland, show a minimum of 110 mm and a maximum of >1200 mm in a single season over a 20 year period (unpub. data). This paper attempts to illustrate the diversity of temporary wetland habitats, their determinants and principal biota in the northeastern Namibian territories of Bushmanland and eastern Kavango. Threats to these temporary wetlands, and management and conservation priorities are outlined.
Forty-four wild-caught captive cheetahs of various ages were examined in Namibia for focal palatine erosion (FPJT), a disorder characterized as penetration of the palatine mucosa by the lower first molar. Length of captivity varied from one month to more than four years. While captive these animals were fed a variety of diets ranging from meat scraps, to carcasses of rabbits and large domestic hoofstock.
The rate of evaporation and transpiration along the Kuiseb River bed was measured. A model was constructed to account for the annual water loss from the river bed, as well as the depth of dry sand which would result from such losses. The accounting model was run with an iteration time of one week, for a period of 51 weeks.
The comparative macromorphology and palynology of the manotypic genus Chamaealoe Berger was studied as part of an on-going investigation of generic relationships in the subfamily Alooideae (Asphodelaceae). Pollen morphology was examined using scanning electron microscopy.
The reptiles and amphibians of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia, are discussed, based on a series of nearly 500 specimens collected during recent field work in the region and information derived from more than 900 museum records and a survey of the literature. A total of 14 amphibian and 88 reptile species are known to inhabit the region.
This paper provides the first comprehensive report on the status of the birds of the Owambo region northern Namibia. A review of published information on birds collected seen in the Owambo region revealed that 315 species had previously been recorded.
The Cunene Namibia's third largest and most poorly studied river. Ecological studies of its environment took on renewed urgency in 1991 with news of the imminent muIti-damming of the Cunene's lower reaches for hydro-electric power. This paper reports on long-term flow rates and two ecological surveys of the river mouth during below-average, peak and low-flow conditions present in 1991.