Environment

500 timber harvesters need clearance

1 hour ago | Environment

About 500 timber harvesters in north-eastern Namibia have to apply for environmental clearance certificates in order to resume operations. This requires an environmental impact assessment, which is not only expensive but can take months to...

Ministry opts for cheaper Etosha fence

2 days ago - 12 December 2018 | Environment

The environment ministry has started reviewing the design of a predator- and elephant-proof fence around Etosha National Park to reduce the cost of construction. New projections indicate that it may cost only N$172.8 million...

Illegal sand mining continues

1 week ago - 06 December 2018 | Environment

Many young men are making a living at Rundu by charging as little as N$50 to fill up a bakkie with sand.A number of young men and boys were spotted on the banks of the...

Year of environmental tipping points

1 week ago - 05 December 2018 | Environment

JANA-MARI SMITH The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) says 2018 has led to significant shifts in awareness on a number of issues in Namibia, including the Chinese-driven pillaging of timber in the north, the destructive...

Poachers will 'kill every single rhino'

1 week ago - 03 December 2018 | Environment

If rhino owners are not allowed to harvest and legally sell horns, poachers will kill every last rhino in Namibia. This is according to environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, who was speaking last week at a...

Risky fuelling at sea condemned

1 week ago - 03 December 2018 | Environment

Red flags have been raised after the works and transport ministry gave the green light for a fuelling operation at sea which took place close...

Tree harvesters up in arms

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2018 | Environment

Kavango East farmers, who have been affected by a recent directive halting all logging with immediate effect, have hit back by asking whether the government...

Shifeta cracks the whip

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2018 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says all invalid licences, permits or authorisations granted without an environmental clearance certificate (ECC) must be withdrawn by 1 December.Shifeta said...

Shifeta calls out NWR

2 weeks ago - 28 November 2018 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has given a directive that by the end of this year, the ministry must ensure that no illegal dumping sites exist...

Timber harvesting stopped

2 weeks ago - 28 November 2018 | Environment

The forestry directorate of the ministry of agriculture, water and forestry has officially ordered the suspension of the harvesting and trading in Namibia's timber. ...

War declared on plastic bags

2 weeks ago - 28 November 2018 | Environment

The environment ministry will step up efforts to enforce the ban on plastic bags in national parks in the coming months.Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has...

Stop the plunder

2 weeks ago - 26 November 2018 | Environment

Not a single environmental clearance certificate was ever issued for the felling and commercial trade of timber, which means that the large-scale felling of protected...

Environment

Leave us alone - sand...

4 weeks ago - 16 November 2018 | Environment

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (NCCI) Ongwediva branch is unhappy with the way the environment ministry is meddling in the lucrative sand-mining industry...

Swakop aquifer to be probed

4 weeks ago - 15 November 2018 | Environment

A hydrological investigation of the alluvial aquifer in the Swakop River between the Von Bach and Swakoppoort dams will be conducted to confirm the availability...

Sand mining workshop today

4 weeks ago - 15 November 2018 | Environment

The environment ministry will host a consultative workshop at Ongwediva today to discuss uncoordinated sand mining activities taking place in northern Namibia. A media statement...

N$1.8 billion needed for Etosha...

4 weeks ago - 14 November 2018 | Environment

A game-proof Etosha boundary fence will cost about N$1.8 billion to complete.This is according to a report by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources,...

Etosha to get N$53.7m facelift

4 weeks ago - 14 November 2018 | Environment

The previously loss-making Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), which recorded a N$14.6 million profit last year, has unveiled a plan to renovate its dilapidated facilities in...

Plastic bags banned in parks

1 month - 09 November 2018 | Environment

Visitors to national parks will be fined N$500 if found with any plastic bags in their possession.This new regulation is with immediate effect and has...

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