Environment

Namibia largest supplier of devil’s claw

17 hours ago | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKNamibia is the largest supplier of devil’s claw in the world. The plant is protected plant and those who harvest and sell it require permits.Extracts from the roots of...

EIF reaccredited by Green Climate Fund

1 week ago - 18 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) has been reaccredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a further five-year period.The initial five-year accreditation lapsed in June this year.According to the EIF, the reaccreditation was preceded...

Woman encourages others with eco-friendly products

1 week ago - 18 October 2021 | Environment

ESTER KAMATIWINDHOEKWilma Garises is a Swakopmund resident who turns trash into treasure by upcycling plastic into useable and unique bags.“My parents have always taught me to pick up and to clean,” Garises, who took this...

Poaching, wildlife conflict connected

1 week ago - 15 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe connections between poaching and human-wildlife conflict in conservancies are a significant local conservation concern.Meanwhile, poaching is compromising the ability of local communities to legally use natural resources to support local livelihoods, and reduces...

N$92m injection against wildlife crime

1 week ago - 14 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKWhile recent statistics indicate that Namibia is winning the battle against both wildlife crime and human-wildlife conflict, an almost N$100 million project...

Mining should not be allowed to destroy water resources

1 week ago - 13 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAgriculture minister Calle Schlettwein says mining activities that have the potential to destroy water resources through pollution or depletion should not be allowed.Schlettwein was...

Lions, hyenas poisoned in Kunene

2 weeks ago - 12 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA man was arrested on Sunday after he confessed to poisoning...

US envoy for climate visits Namibia

3 weeks ago - 05 October 2021 | Environment

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKA United States delegation focused on climate change and clean energy last week met with Namibian government officials and civil society to encourage a...

Elephant poaching could skyrocket after Covid

3 weeks ago - 04 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKOnce the world gets the Covid-19 pandemic under control, poaching of elephants could skyrocket again because of the accumulated demand for ivory in the...

Veld fires destroy 2.5 million hectares

3 weeks ago - 04 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA massive 2.5 million hectares of grazing has been destroyed by veld fires since the start of Namibia’s fire season in May this year,...

Namibia wants to join Water Convention

3 weeks ago - 04 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia intends to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention).This comes as more and...

Concerns stack up about uranium mining

3 weeks ago - 04 October 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKProposed uranium mining activities near Leonardville have the potential of not only polluting drinking water, but also affecting the environment for at least 30...

Environment

Cites must take action on...

4 weeks ago - 28 September 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKParties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) can and must do more to address the dire...

Cites must take action on...

4 weeks ago - 28 September 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKParties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) can and must do more to address the dire impacts of the global...

Rhino conservation efforts pay off

1 month - 23 September 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIn the past decade Namibia’s black rhino population have increased by more than 6% and its white rhinos have more than doubled.This is according...

Namibia is drowning in its...

1 month - 21 September 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKFilthiness is not what defines the character of Namibia, says environment minister Pohamba Shifeta.According to him there is huge concern about adherence to the...

EIF and MTC focus on...

1 month - 21 September 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) and MTC have signed an agreement to work together on programmes focusing on environmental sustainability.EIF CEO Benedict...

Civil society welcomes Canadian investigation...

1 month - 17 September 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibian civil society groups are elated about the possibility of an investigation into ReconAfrica by the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange and other Canadian regulators.This...

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