Environment

Problem elephants in parliament

1 week 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 parliament. Murorua put an urgent verbal question to environment minister...

No budget for anti-poaching unit

2 weeks 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 of close to 500 members.Shifeta says the ministry was granted...

Another beached whale found

3 weeks ago - 03 April 2017 | Environment

It's been quite a busy few days for the Namibian Dolphin Project (NDP) in Walvis Bay and for Lüderitz Marine Research (LMR) crews.With four confirmed strandings (and counting) reported along the Namibian coastline and four...

Wildlife task force training starts

1 month - 29 March 2017 | Environment

Environment and tourism minister, Pohamba Shifeta said wildlife trafficking has become a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise whose threat has expanded to become more than just a conservation concern. He was speaking at the official opening...

Beached whales baffle researcher

1 month - 28 March 2017 | Environment

The three incidents of beached humpback whales recorded this month are a cause for concern, says John Paul Roux, a researcher at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. According to Roux,...

Poaching fight intensifies

1 month - 28 March 2017 | Environment

In an effort to curb the escalating poaching in Namibia, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has come up with a programme that will engage...

Otjozondjupa must clean up

1 month - 13 March 2017 | Environment

Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Otto Ipinge last week launched the region's waste management forum.The main objective of the forum is to develop a sustainable waste management...

Oongandu otadhi vulu okugandja omauwanawa koshigwana

1 month - 13 March 2017 | Environment

Ekwatathano tali londo pombanda pokati kaantu noongandu momilonga dhomonooli yaNamibia olyo tali etitha e yo pombanda lyiiponokela tayi ningilwa aantu koongandu.Onkalo yimwe natango...

Croc are not utilised

1 month - 10 March 2017 | Environment

Increased contact between people and crocodiles in Namibia's northern rivers is contributing to an increase in crocodile attacks on humans and livestock.Others factors are a...

Money down the drain

1 month - 08 March 2017 | Environment

Less than 10% of finance from international climate funds to help developing countries adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy is reaching local-level...

Fundraising for wildlife protection

1 month - 07 March 2017 | Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism last week held its first fundraising event in an effort to raise money for protecting the country's wildlife. Environment...

Outjo protests Chinese donkey abattoir

1 month - 06 March 2017 | Environment

A newly formed Outjo residents' group on Friday handed over a petition protesting the sale of land to a Chinese company that intends to build...

Environment

Little money for Wildlife Protection...

1 month - 06 March 2017 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta recently briefed the National Assembly on the work his ministry was doing to stem wildlife poaching.This was in response to a...

More investment needed in reducing...

1 month - 03 March 2017 | Environment

The CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment, Chris Brown, says the ministry of environment needs to invest more in mitigating human-wildlife conflict otherwise the...

Logging at Zambezi Green Scheme...

1 month - 02 March 2017 | Environment

The cutting of at least 70 high-value trees in or near a Green Scheme construction site in the Zambezi Region was conducted illegally, forestry officials...

Schlip residents protest gender violence

1 month - 02 March 2017 | Environment

Approximately 120 residents of Schlip settlement in the Hardap Region this week took to the streets in protest of violence against women and children at...

Human-wildlife conflict intensifies

1 month - 02 March 2017 | Environment

During the past five years nearly 60 people have been killed by wild animals while 11 were injured. A massive 25 867 livestock which includes...

The cost of bread

1 month - 01 March 2017 | Environment

Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the “unsustainable use” of fertilisers on wheat crops, researchers said this week.Synthetic fertilisers...

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