Environment

Kashihakumwa heads unit for anti-poaching

1 week ago - 10 August 2017 | Environment

Former Oshana police commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa has been appointed as the head of the new anti-poaching unit. The appointment took effect on 1 August. This was announced yesterday by the environment minister, Pohamba Shifeta,...

Escaped rhino to be returned to Etosha

1 week ago - 04 August 2017 | Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has confirmed that the stray rhino reported by Onkani villagers had escaped from Etosha National Park and that it is safe.The ministry's spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, said ministry officials were...

Stray rhino spotted at Onkani

2 weeks ago - 03 August 2017 | Environment

People at Onkani village in the Otamanzi constituency of the Omusati Region have reported seeing a stray rhino in their area.This has been confirmed by Otamanzi councillor Johannes Iiyambo and the Onkani mobile police unit.A...

Namibia gazettes new conservancy

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | Environment

Namibia will as from today officially boast with 83 conservancies in the country as a new conservancy will be added in the Kavango West Region. The new conservancy, called the Maurus Nekauro Conservancy, is located...

US grant boosts anti-poaching muscle

2 weeks ago - 28 July 2017 | Environment

Government's efforts to slash poaching rates of rhino by 50% by the end of 2018 and to double the number of arrests during the same time were boosted by a N$23.4 million grant from the...

Half a billion needed to complete Etosha fence

4 weeks ago - 18 July 2017 | Environment

Efforts to erect an elephant- and predator-proof fence around Etosha National Park and managing the human-wildlife conflict have been thwarted by logistical and financial challenges....

Ongwediva dumpsite fencing complete

1 month - 17 July 2017 | Environment

There will be no more scavenging for food at the Ongwediva dumpsite after council replaced the fence, which was allegedly stolen by community members. Last...

Marauding lions to be relocated

1 month - 14 July 2017 | Environment

The minister of environment and tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says they have a plan to manage the increasing conflict between lions and humans which has led...

Sustainable tourism awards launched

1 month - 10 July 2017 | Environment

A board member of the sustainable development advisory council, Michael Humavindu, last week launched the second edition of the sustainable development awards.Commenting on the award...

Namibia high with low impact

1 month - 06 July 2017 | Environment

Namibia has achieved a place in the top third of countries in the world with the least environmental impact, while neighbouring South Africa has been...

Ministry erred with hunting permits

1 month - 03 July 2017 | Environment

A notice to officially open the hunting season was submitted late for placement in the Government Gazette due to an administrative error, the Ministry of...

Stray lions kill two more cattle

1 month - 29 June 2017 | Environment

Two more cattle have been killed by lions on a private farm near Etosha National Park.The animals were killed on the farm belonging to northern...

Environment

Crop losses of 50% due...

1 month - 20 June 2017 | Environment

Studies indicate that dry-land crop production in Namibia can decline with 50% due to climate change, while the frequency of droughts will pose greater challenges...

Civil society challenges Trump

2 months ago - 16 June 2017 | Environment

Namibian civil society is not backing down to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull his country out of the Paris Agreement.The local activists are...

Lions wreak havoc in Kunene

2 months ago - 06 June 2017 | Environment

A lioness and her cub who have escaped from the Etosha National Park, are threatening the lives of humans and livestock at the Okoutjete village...

CITES criteria met in elephant...

2 months ago - 05 June 2017 | Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has dismissed allegations and reports insinuating that the export of five baby elephants from Namibia to a zoo in...

Hunters struggle with permits

2 months ago - 30 May 2017 | Environment

Although Namibia's hunting seasons has been open for nearly a month, the industry has been unable to get hold of hunting permits in the regions...

Shifeta plans to ban hunting...

2 months ago - 26 May 2017 | Environment

Namibia has already started feeling the backlash from photos posted on social media of farmers gloating over dead lions that they killed illegally.Environment minister Pohamba...

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