Environment

New park fees come into effect

1 week ago - 26 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe tourism ministry has announced new park and conservation fees that will come into effect in January 2021.The new fees were introduced because there was a shortfall in resources to conserve wildlife and maintain...

Wildlife conflict scheme must include infrastructure damage

1 week ago - 26 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe impact of human-elephant conflict on both communal and freehold land is severe and needs corrective action.This is according to Dr Malan Lindeque, former executive director of the environment ministry. He was speaking at...

Unesco pulled into fracking debate

1 week ago - 24 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Frack Free Namibia group has taken its concerns about oil and gas exploration by Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) in the Kavango Region up with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).The...

Elephant population is healthy

1 week ago - 24 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe elephant population in Namibia has consistently increased over three decades, while most elephant populations in African countries have seen a decline over the same period.Namibia's elephant population is estimated to be between 23...

Shifeta’s tolerance growing thin

1 week ago - 20 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta said there is a limit to how much external influence Namibia will accept over the use of its natural resources, specifically elephants. He said the value...

Decline in elephant poaching

2 weeks ago - 19 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThere has been a continued downward trend in elephant poaching in parts of Africa, data shows.The Convention on International Trade...

Communities encouraged to avoid wildlife conflict

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has encouraged communities to take steps to prevent losses because of human-wildlife conflict.He was speaking at the inauguration...

Illegal settlers remain in conservancy

3 weeks ago - 11 November 2020 | Environment

FRANCOISE STEYNBERGWINDHOEKDespite an eviction order issued years ago, illegal residents remain in a communal conservancy and let their cattle graze there.“Our conservancy has more than...

N$22m to community organisations

3 weeks ago - 10 November 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK A total of N$22 million in grants were handed over to 12 community-based natural resource organisations.The organisations are expected to provide access...

Aakwiita yaBotswana ya dhipaga AaNamibia yatatu

3 weeks ago - 10 November 2020 | Environment

OGONE TLHAGE OVENDUKA Okwa holoka ongeyo onene sha landula sho aakwashigwana yaNamibia, ya dhipagwa ketanga lyegameno lyaBotswana. Muule woomvula omilongo mbali dhapiti, AaNamibia ye li...

Bank of Namibia donates to Save the Rhino Trust

3 weeks ago - 06 November 2020 | Environment

Monique AdamsThe deputy governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ebson Uanguta, said the bank supports and recognises the integral role and concerted efforts made by...

Hansen’s booking agency delivers a sterling service

1 month - 30 October 2020 | Environment

Michelline Nawatises Hansen’s Booking Agency is a family-run business in Windhoek, registered with the Namibia Tourism Board. The agency was founded in October 2017 by...

Environment

Elephant calf dies shortly after...

1 month - 21 October 2020 | Environment

ERWIN LEUSCHNERSWAKOPMUNDAn elephant calf that was born in the Aba-Huab River sadly lost its life after three hours of struggling to survive in the midday...

Elephant survey shows fewer carcasses

1 month - 13 October 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAn aerial survey of elephants conducted last year in the Zambezi and Kavango regions reported fewer elephant carcasses than previously.This indicates that fewer elephants...

564 environmental clearance certificates issued...

1 month - 13 October 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA total of 564 environmental clearance certificates were issued in 2019/2020, of which the majority were for developments relating to mining and exploration, infrastructure,...

363 arrested for wildlife crimes...

1 month - 13 October 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA total of 174 wildlife crime cases involving high-value species were registered last year and more than 360 suspects were arrested. According to...

Seven killed in human-wildlife conflict

1 month - 12 October 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Seven people were killed and 37 injured by wild animals during 2019/2020. Almost 66% of the injuries...

World failing to address biodiversity...

1 month - 06 October 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA sobering new report launched last week by the Convention on Biological Diversity highlights a collective global failure to address the biodiversity crisis humanity...

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