Adopt a fairy circle
Issue 2 (May 2008) Mysterious bare circles in the sand dot the landscape along the edge of the Namib Desert stretching from the northwestern Cape into southern Angola.


These “fairy circles” are found in abundance in NamibRand Nature Reserve and while numerous scientists have researched these circles, intriguingly no one has yet been able to determine their cause or purpose. Theories include euphorbia poisoning, animal dust baths, meteor showers, termites and underground gas vents. For a small donation to the NamibRand Conservation Foundation, visitors can now adopt a fairy circle.  A numbered disk will be placed in your chosen circle and you’ll receive a certificate recording the exact GPS-coordinates of your fairy circle.

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