Environment

Elephant sale shrouded in secrecy

2 days ago - 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 for the sale of 170 elephants, however no other information...

Livestock guard dogs reduce stock losses

6 days ago - 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 Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has placed 634 livestock guard dogs...

No environment ministry staff implicated in poaching

1 week ago - 19 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe environment ministry has confirmed that thus far no ministry staff have been linked to rhino poaching cases in Namibia, while rhino...

Stray elephants driven to Angola

1 week ago - 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 of the Ohangwena Region since last Friday, back to Angola.The...

Conservancies expand reach to communities

1 week ago - 15 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibian conservancies funnelled more than N$9 billion into Namibia's national income over the past 30 years.In 2019, the contribution to the net national income through community conservation was around N$933 million, and the total...

Flood management and the pilot project launched

2 weeks ago - 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

2 weeks ago - 11 February 2021 | Environment

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

WWF wants no more piecemeal EIAs for ReconAfrica

2 weeks ago - 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 conservancies

2 weeks 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 2020

2 weeks ago - 08 February 2021 | Environment

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

Technology at its best

3 weeks 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...

ReconAfrica accused of ‘piecemealing’ EIA

3 weeks ago - 03 February 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK A public meeting in Windhoek about ReconAfrica’s oil and drill exploration plans in the Kavango Region turned heated quite...

Environment

The future of the climate

1 month - 29 January 2021 | Environment

staff reporterAs most African countries continue to grapple with the effects of climate change such as extreme weather conditions resulting in floods and droughts, which...

Namibia among least affected by...

1 month - 28 January 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia is ranked among the 20 countries that were the least affected by climate change in the 2021 Global Climate Risk Index.The index was...

55 000 to benefit from...

1 month - 28 January 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA total of 12 proposals to the tune of N$23 million were approved in the second call of the Enhanced Direct Access (EDA) Grants...

Visitors still paying old park...

1 month - 26 January 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe tourism ministry expects the new park fee structure, which will include a conservation fee, to be finalised in February.The ministry announced at the...

Cites drawn into Namibian elephant...

1 month - 25 January 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAn international wildlife organisation, the Born Free Foundation, has now also voiced its concern and expressed opposition against Namibia's sale of 170 elephants by...

Namibia presses ahead with sale...

1 month - 22 January 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKWith only a week left until the bidding process closes for the sale of 170 of Namibia’s elephants, opposition is mounting, with thousands that...

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