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Despite its arid lands, Namibia is rich in biodiversity. To date, it has 20 state-run protected areas comprising nearly 17% of the country's total land area. These protected areas are a centerpiece of Namibia's tourism industry, which in turn sustainably supports the country's economic development.

EXPANDING BEYOND THE CONCEPT OF 'BOUNDARY PROTECTION'

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Constructed wetlands are among a suite of technologies that are being tested by GEF International Waters projects around the world to decrease the release of nutrients into fresh and marine water systems. Constructed wetlands provide an economically and environmentally sound alternative to traditional wastewater treatment facilities. Operation and maintenance costs are low and  provide additional benefits such as the creation of wildlife habitats for wetland species.

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