Environment

Nine killed in animal attacks

1 week ago - 17 February 2017 | Environment

It is not even two months into the year and already six people have been killed by wild animals. The number is staggeringly high as in 2016 a total of nine were killed in conflict...

Chinese logging operation halted

2 weeks ago - 10 February 2017 | Environment

A probe into suspicious logging by a Chinese company near the construction site of a new green scheme in the Zambezi Region has led to a temporary halt of operations and confiscation of equipment since...

ISAP receives 'Protector'

2 weeks ago - 10 February 2017 | Environment

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) this week handed over a two-seater Piper Super Cub aircraft, nicknamed 'The Protector', to the organisation Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) in an effort to curb poaching in Namibia. NBL...

Lion bones for Asian market

2 weeks ago - 08 February 2017 | Environment

Wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in some Asian countries for lion...

Shifeta wants a wildlife court

2 weeks ago - 07 February 2017 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT Foreigners who are found guilty of wildlife crimes should serve out their sentences, be deported and should not be allowed back in Namibia.This is the view of environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, who says...

Drones agitate Omatjete ellies

2 weeks ago - 07 February 2017 | Environment

Tourists visiting the Omatjete area of the Erongo Region have been cautioned to stop filming elephants with drones because the instruments agitate the animals and...

Chinese fire back

3 weeks ago - 03 February 2017 | Environment

The Chinese embassy in Namibia has complained to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism about an open-letter supported by local environmental organisations expressing outrage at...

Our budding conservancies

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2017 | Environment

Community conservation areas now cover almost 20% of the country with 189 230 residents, while it generates more than 5 000 jobs. This is according...

Conditions at game ranch to be probed

4 weeks ago - 27 January 2017 | Environment

Further investigations will be conducted into the Otjiwa Private Game Ranch to establish whether rhinos at the game farm are being fed enough, after 20kg...

Killer vessel is headed for scrapyard

1 month - 24 January 2017 | Environment

JANA-MARI SMITH The vessel Ryazanovka, which has been at the centre of a storm around an application by a local...

Namibia might apply to sell ivory

1 month - 23 January 2017 | Environment

Namibia has a stockpile of about 62.9 tons of legal and illegal ivory with a collective value of N$341.2 million that could possibly be up...

Battle lines drawn

1 month - 18 January 2017 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT The legal battle regarding a controversial proposal to mine phosphate off the Namibian coast has intensified, with Namibian Marine Phosphate also turning to...

Environment

Conservation efforts under fire

1 month - 16 January 2017 | Environment

Namibia is being ridiculed on social media following an agreement that was signed with Dallas Safari Club - an internationally renowned organisation for hunters. It...

Rains to continue

1 month - 09 January 2017 | Environment

Cooler weather is expected this week as the chances for showers and thundershowers over most of the country continue to look promising.Yesterday, Sieglinde Somses, forecaster...

Killer ship could be seized

1 month - 03 January 2017 | Environment

JANA-MARI SMITH Namibia’s environment minister says no permit can be issued for the harvesting of any natural resource, including marine...

Two suspected poachers shot dead

1 month - 29 December 2016 | Environment

Two suspected poachers were killed instantly and one critically wounded earlier this week in the Bwabwata National Park by a special anti-poaching unit after the...

Chinese firm withdraws marine proposal

2 months ago - 21 December 2016 | Environment

The Chinese company that planned to purchase wild-caught marine wildlife from Namibia has blamed the country's apartheid history and wealthy people with their “white skins”...

Visitors bag a bargain at...

2 months ago - 16 December 2016 | Environment

Motorists entering Swakopmund were treated to a ''Shopping Bag for Life''. The Otto Herrigel Environmental Trust and the Swakopmund Lions Club handed out re-usable bags...

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