Environment

Living with lions

2 weeks ago - 25 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITKAMANJABThe Namibian Lion Trust has 16 lion guards who cover an area of 300 square kilometres to protect the lions as well as mitigate lion-farmer conflict in the Kunene Region.The trust's main emphasis is...

He said, she said: Ambiguities and contradictions of Kavango...

2 weeks ago - 23 March 2021 | Environment

FRANK STEFFEN KAWEThe debate rages on regarding oil exploration activities at Kawe village in Kavango East Region. Claims and counterclaims of how safe the...

Global Recycling Day calls on us to work together...

3 weeks ago - 19 March 2021 | Environment

Jacques VermeulenAlong with its devastating human and economic costs, the Covid-19 pandemic has put renewed focus on sustainability. The experience of human vulnerability to the accidents of nature has reminded us of the need to...

Elephant kills man in Omusati

3 weeks ago - 17 March 2021 | Environment

NAMPAONGWEDIVAA 46-year-old man died after he was reportedly attacked by an angry elephant at Okatseidhi village in the Omusati Region’s Tsandi constituency on Sunday. Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Omusati regional councillor for the constituency,...

Namibia wants free and fair wildlife trade

3 weeks ago - 16 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA documentary exploring external factors interfering with government’s successful wildlife management strategies will soon be launched.The series, titled ‘Balance’, follows several southern African politicians, conservationists and environmentalists battling out...

Namibia ivory stockpile worth N$1 billion

1 month - 11 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibia currently has an ivory stockpile of over N$1 billion, which in his view poses a serious security threat...

'Premature' to discuss fracking

1 month - 08 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says it is “premature and confusing” at this stage to discuss the risks of fracking in the Kavango regions, when...

Govt eyes N$13m from elephant auction

1 month - 03 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe environment ministry wants to generate at least N$13 million from...

Elephant sale shrouded in secrecy

1 month - 26 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKGovernment is refusing to make public the bidding results received for the sale of 170 elephants.The environment ministry said it has received five bids...

Livestock guard dogs reduce stock losses

1 month - 22 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Farmers in Namibia making use of livestock guard dogs have reported that this non-lethal predator control method has significantly reduced livestock losses. The...

No environment ministry staff implicated in poaching

1 month - 19 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe environment ministry has confirmed that thus far no ministry staff have...

Stray elephants driven to Angola

1 month - 17 February 2021 | Environment

NAMPA ONGWEDIVAEnvironment ministry officials have managed to drive a herd of more than 20 elephants, that has been in the Omundaungilo area...

Environment

Flood management and the pilot...

1 month - 12 February 2021 | Environment

Michelline NawatisesThe Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS and the City of Windhoek (CoW)have launched a flood management and support pilot project in Windhoek. About 30...

Hunters defend Namibia’s elephant sale

1 month - 11 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKIf the survival of elephants and other game species are to be...

WWF wants no more piecemeal...

1 month - 09 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has urged the government not to approve any more piecemeal Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) or the commencement of any...

New project to support communal...

2 months ago - 08 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the French Development Agency (AFD) will support the development of community...

Two killed by crocodiles in...

2 months ago - 08 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKTwo people were killed in wildlife attacks last year, while 14 others...

Technology at its best

2 months ago - 05 February 2021 | Environment

STAFF REPORTER Over the last six months, Dutch technology enterprise Smart Parks has provided the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) with new technology to monitor...

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