Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) is a local Namibian NGO working in Cunene and Caprive regions. Like the name imply they are working on combining the two issues and they work in full collaboration with local communities and most of their staff are local people. One of their goals is to help rural communities to benefit from their participation in nature conservation and help them keep their way of lives. Working with IRDNC was one of the most important learning experiences I’ve ever had; it was also an adventure like no other in my life.