Environment

Snared Etosha elephant calf rescued

17 hours ago | Environment

FRANCOISE STEYNBERGWINDHOEKAn elephant calf that was spotted near Namutoni in the Etosha National Park with a wire snare cutting deep into the flesh of its front leg was freed on Tuesday and treated yesterday.This was...

Invest in waste disposal - Shifeta

3 days ago - 28 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta has urged municipalities, town councils and other local authorities to invest in waste disposal infrastructure and services.“We cannot expect people not to litter, but there are no disposal...

Rhino dehorning key - Shifeta

1 week ago - 24 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKDehorning rhinos in poaching hotspots continues to be the best way to protect them against poachers.This is according to environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, who was speaking on Tuesday, as Namibia joined the rest of...

Pandemic puts pressure on conservation

1 week ago - 24 September 2020 | Environment

STEFFI BALZARWINDHOEKThe German organisation for international cooperation, GIZ, has granted financial support to 25 conservancies since May, as part of its Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) project.According to GIZ, the beneficiaries are communities most affected...

Nine arrested for wildlife crimes

1 week ago - 24 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNine suspects were arrested recently in connection with wildlife crimes linked to five separate cases, while eight illegal wildlife products were seized.Three new cases were registered last week.This is according to a report compiled...

EIF wins award for sustainable financing

1 week ago - 21 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia will receive an award that recognises its success in financing climate-change resilient livelihoods.The EIF will receive the...

New technology to help monitor rhinos

2 weeks ago - 16 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK After a study on black rhinos in Namibia, new software has been developed by researchers in the United States that could help conservationists...

Support for San conservancies

3 weeks ago - 09 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThrough support from the tourism ministry and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies will be...

Zambezi hippos not critical

3 weeks ago - 08 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The environment ministry has clarified that hippos stranded in a pond in the Wuparo Conservancy in the Zambezi Region are not in...

EIF working to become self-sustainable

4 weeks ago - 03 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKDespite undeniable achievements in its eight years of operation, the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia remains challenged to meet the financial demands of...

Officials get 'teeth' to identify trafficked ivory

1 month - 18 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK A comprehensive new guide has been published to assist law enforcement agencies to identify trafficked ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

Cecil threatens African wildlife conservation

1 month - 18 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies (Cecil) Act, currently being considered by the United States Congress, will...

Environment

Training tomorrow's rhino rangers

1 month - 11 August 2020 | Environment

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) has received a N$1.11 million donation from the Debmarine-Namdeb Foundation to develop innovative...

N?a Jaqna holds best AGM...

1 month - 10 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK The N≠a Jaqna Conservancy recently held its most successful annual general meeting (AGM) to date in Mkata, situated in Tsumkwe West. ...

New executive appointments at tourism...

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSeveral new staff members were appointed at executive management level at the environment and tourism ministry today.Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta announced that Timoteus Mufeti...

N$5.5m for wildlife protection

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The Game Product Trust Fund (GPTF) has become increasingly important in protecting wildlife due to a lack of funding from government. The...

N$1.3bn for environmental projects

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia mobilised N$1.3 billion in funding during the 2018/19 financial year. Of this amount, N$530 million was mobilised...

Shifeta calls for 'environmental empathy'

1 month - 04 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says lack of action and apathy among the Namibian population is one of the greatest challenges to the environment.He was...

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