Environment

New wildlife law tough as nails

1 day - 27 June 2017 | Environment

The National Assembly has passed the Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade Amendment Bill. This brings the barring of foreigners in Namibia should they be convicted of a wildlife crime, one step closer.The bill will now...

Crop losses of 50% due to climate change

1 week ago - 20 June 2017 | Environment

Studies indicate that dry-land crop production in Namibia can decline with 50% due to climate change, while the frequency of droughts will pose greater challenges for farmers and rural communities. Speaking at the commemoration of...

Civil society challenges Trump

1 week ago - 16 June 2017 | Environment

Namibian civil society is not backing down to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull his country out of the Paris Agreement.The local activists are also angered by Trump's decision that his country will no...

Lions wreak havoc in Kunene

3 weeks ago - 06 June 2017 | Environment

A lioness and her cub who have escaped from the Etosha National Park, are threatening the lives of humans and livestock at the Okoutjete village in the Kunene Region. Okoutjete is adjacent to the national...

CITES criteria met in elephant sale

3 weeks ago - 05 June 2017 | Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has dismissed allegations and reports insinuating that the export of five baby elephants from Namibia to a zoo in Dubai do not met the Convention on International Trade in...

Hunters struggle with permits

4 weeks ago - 30 May 2017 | Environment

Although Namibia's hunting seasons has been open for nearly a month, the industry has been unable to get hold of hunting permits in the regions...

Shifeta plans to ban hunting photos

1 month - 26 May 2017 | Environment

Namibia has already started feeling the backlash from photos posted on social media of farmers gloating over dead lions that they killed illegally.Environment minister Pohamba...

Strong fences make good neighbours

1 month - 24 May 2017 | Environment

Businessman David Kambwa Sheehama, who is under fire for shooting three lions this week, had benefited from a lucrative tender to erect a 90km-long security...

Lions might have been innocent

1 month - 23 May 2017 | Environment

Ongandjera King Jafet Mupiya has called for a thorough investigation into the spate of lion killings in the Omusati Region, saying the government must determine...

Wildlife conflict becoming more severe

1 month - 23 May 2017 | Environment

The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says human and wildlife conflicts in Namibia have become more frequent and severe in recent years. This...

Oompata kombinga yedhipago lyoonkoshi

1 month - 17 May 2017 | Environment

Okwa lopotwa kutya iikolokosha pokati kaantu noonkonshi unene pomidhingoloko dhopopepi nEtosha otayi ka londa pombanda molwaashoka omwaalu gwoonkoshi ndhoka dhili mEtosha ogwa pitilila unene nomwaalu...

Killing of lions fires up debate

1 month - 16 May 2017 | Environment

Human-wildlife conflict involving lions is expected to increase around the Etosha National Park as the park's carrying capacity has been exceeded. This is according...

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Another lion killed in...

1 month - 14 May 2017 | Environment

Human-wildlife conflict continues in the Omusati Region, with some members of the Ongandjera community putting down one of the four lions that have been killing...

Baby elephants sold to Dubai...

1 month - 09 May 2017 | Environment

Namibia is planning to sell five baby elephants to a zoo in Dubai. This was confirmed yesterday by the minister of environment and tourism, Pohamba...

Inaccurate wildlife conflict reports cost...

1 month - 03 May 2017 | Environment

The minister of environment and tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says inaccurate reports of human-wildlife conflicts are unnecessarily diverting the ministry's already limited resources.Shifeta said the ministry...

Problem elephants in parliament

2 months ago - 19 April 2017 | Environment

Marauding elephants enjoyed a lot of attention in the National Assembly yesterday when the matter was brought up by Dudu Murorua, a Nudo member of...

No budget for anti-poaching unit

2 months ago - 12 April 2017 | Environment

Environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta says no additional budgetary provision has been made for filling posts in the Wildlife Protection Service that will consist...

Another beached whale found

2 months ago - 03 April 2017 | Environment

It's been quite a busy few days for the Namibian Dolphin Project (NDP) in Walvis Bay and for L├╝deritz Marine Research (LMR) crews.With four confirmed...

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