Tourism is an important industry in Namibia and has even been suggested as playing a fundamental part of wildlife conservation and rural development. However, uncontrolled tourism could potentially damage the industry and spoil the very product that it is based on.
Namibian and Non-Namibian registered vehicles illegally enter sensitive areas like the Skeleton Coast Park on an alarmingly regular basis.
The vehicles do not follow the existing roads and leave damaging tracks on sensitive gravel plains that will be visible for many years to come.
When caught driving illegally in restricted areas, transgressors often claim that they are lost.
“No entry” signboards are essential to avoid further irresponsible drivers from following the tracks entering restricted areas.
TOSCO, in partnership with the MET and local conservation projects, is ready to fund eleven boards.