Environment

KAZA project will tackle human-wildlife conflict

12 hours ago | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKTourism minister Pohamba Shifeta says the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) is a hotspot area for human-wildlife conflict in Namibia.According to him, of the 1 486 incidents of human-wildlife...

Elephant auction in limbo

3 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThere is still no news about the auction of 170 elephants from Namibia, despite government already having received five bids from various buyers.The environment ministry aims to generate at...

Probe into wildlife keeping

6 days ago - 11 May 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe environment ministry has formed a national task team to investigate incidents that have surfaced where owners of private farms, land and other facilities are keeping game and other wildlife...

Starving Kunene lions to be translocated

2 weeks ago - 29 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKFour desert-adapted lions from the Torra Conservancy in the Kunene Region - that are in very poor condition and need urgent attention - will be translocated to the N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary.This follows...

N$127k raised through ‘problem’ elephant hunt

2 weeks ago - 28 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK A rogue elephant that was hunted this weekend would have died a painful death if it was not killed by a professional hunter.A total of N$127 500 was raised...

‘Problem’ elephant put down

2 weeks ago - 27 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA rogue elephant which caused a threat to the livestock industry has...

Starving Kunene lions a crime against nature

3 weeks ago - 23 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia’s wildlife conservation has once again come under the spotlight of the international community after shocking videos were shared on social media about emaciated...

Nearly half of Namibia under conservation

3 weeks ago - 21 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore than 45% of Namibia’s land surface was under conservation by 2019.In 2019 the land under community conservation, which includes conservancies and community forests,...

Namibia aims for 92% greenhouse gas reduction

4 weeks ago - 19 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 92% by 2030, a project which is estimated to cost more than N$100 billion.This is...

Authorities struggle to manage human-wildlife conflict

4 weeks ago - 19 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKWhile the African savanna elephant was recently reclassified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Namibia maintains that it has...

ISAP hits back at corruption allegations

1 month - 16 April 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe non-profit organisation Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) has been accused of an array of corrupt practices, including misappropriation of donor funding in 2019.The...

Living with lions

1 month - 25 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITKAMANJABThe Namibian Lion Trust has 16 lion guards who cover an area of 300 square kilometres to protect the lions as well as mitigate...

Environment

Global Recycling Day calls on...

1 month - 19 March 2021 | Environment

Jacques VermeulenAlong with its devastating human and economic costs, the Covid-19 pandemic has put renewed focus on sustainability. The experience of human vulnerability to the...

Elephant kills man in Omusati

2 months ago - 17 March 2021 | Environment

NAMPAONGWEDIVAA 46-year-old man died after he was reportedly attacked by an angry elephant at Okatseidhi village in the Omusati Region’s Tsandi constituency on Sunday. Speaking...

Namibia wants free and fair...

2 months ago - 16 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA documentary exploring external factors interfering with government’s successful wildlife management strategies will soon be launched.The series, titled ‘Balance’,...

Namibia ivory stockpile worth N$1...

2 months ago - 11 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibia currently has an ivory stockpile of over N$1 billion, which in his view poses a serious security threat...

'Premature' to discuss fracking

2 months ago - 08 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEnvironment minister Pohamba Shifeta says it is “premature and confusing” at this stage to discuss the risks of fracking in the Kavango regions, when...

Govt eyes N$13m from elephant...

2 months ago - 03 March 2021 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe environment ministry wants to generate at least N$13 million from...

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