Environment

Devil's claw under threat

2 hours ago | Environment

The increase in illegal grazing in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy and Community Forest, as well as illegal fences in the N#a Jaqna Conservancy and Community forest (NJCCF) are threatening income-generating opportunities.Lara Diez of the Nyae...

Shifeta warns sand miners

3 days ago - 11 November 2019 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has warned sand miners that they will be held responsible for any deaths caused by their damage to the environment.He said sand miners are pretending not to understand the environmental laws...

Environmental clearance now online

2 weeks ago - 28 October 2019 | Environment

In order to improve the environmental clearance process the environment ministry has implemented an on-line application system. Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says the ministry continues to receive increasing volumes of applications for environmental...

Biodiversity generates N$13 billion

4 weeks ago - 16 October 2019 | Environment

It is estimated that approximately N$13 billion in revenue is generated annually from biodiversity, with an estimated 40% of this accounted for by tourism and 29% by fodder provision. Current investment in biodiversity is estimated...

Mismanagement in spotlight

4 weeks ago - 16 October 2019 | Environment

The new Wildlife and Protected Areas Management Bill, once enacted, will help the environment ministry to correct and enforce good governance and accountability in conservancies.Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, who was speaking at the launch of...

Conference looks at bio-economy potential

1 month - 09 October 2019 | Environment

The Hanns Seidel Foundation last week hosted a national conference themed 'The current status of sustainable natural resource management in Namibia and ways to unlock...

Concerns mount over ­hardwood plundering

1 month - 07 October 2019 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says the ministry is still worried about the commercial harvesting of slow-growing hardwood trees for exporting overseas. He was speaking at...

Seabed mining 'too risky'

1 month - 07 October 2019 | Environment

Fisheries minister Bernard Esau says the ocean is in enough trouble with climate change and pollution, and should not be further destabilised by deep-sea mining...

Giraffe meat was anti-poaching unit rations

1 month - 04 October 2019 | Environment

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) says a giraffe carcass discovered in a freezer at one of its resorts was not illegally hunted.This was said yesterday by...

Govt 'will protect the ocean'

1 month - 25 September 2019 | Environment

President Hage Geingob has stressed Namibia's commitment to protecting the ocean and the country's fishing sector.This is amidst growing fears in the country that a...

Job visa not required for conservation tourism

1 month - 24 September 2019 | Environment

Employment permits will no longer be required for individuals who wish to enter Namibia for conservation tourism, but they will have to apply for holiday...

Timber transport ban lifted

1 month - 23 September 2019 | Environment

The agriculture and environment ministries have announced that the ban on timber transportation in the country has been lifted. Agriculture executive director Percy Misika said...

Environment

Activists slam Nam's 'pay to...

2 months ago - 13 September 2019 | Environment

The hunting of Namibia's black rhino is in the international spotlight again, with conservation and animal welfare groups calling for an end to the “pay-to-slay...

Indigenous plants key in poverty...

2 months ago - 11 September 2019 | Environment

The sustainable wild harvesting and trade in indigenous natural plants has the potential to contribute significantly to the alleviation of rural poverty and the conservation...

'To hell with phosphate'

2 months ago - 11 September 2019 | Environment

As the controversial marine phosphate mining saga yesterday headed back to the Windhoek High Court, anti-phosphate protestors took to the capital's streets to make their...

200 000 to benefit from...

2 months ago - 06 September 2019 | Environment

More than 200 000 people will benefit from the recent grant that the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) secured from the Green Climate Fund. Environment minister...

Namibia disappointed in CITES

2 months ago - 06 September 2019 | Environment

Environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibia was disappointed with the decisions made by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild...

Shifeta a tulapo omulandu omupe

2 months ago - 04 September 2019 | Environment

Ominista yomidhingoloko, Pohamba Shifeta oya gandja etseyitho kutya iilikolomwa ayihe yopaiyemo okuza muukongo oya pumbwa okupitila momayalulo goombaanga dhuuministeli opo ku vule okukalekwapo uuyelele...

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