Environment

Biodiversity generates N$13 billion

2 days ago - 16 October 2019 | Environment

It is estimated that approximately N$13 billion in revenue is generated annually from biodiversity, with an estimated 40% of this accounted for by tourism and 29% by fodder provision. Current investment in biodiversity is estimated...

Mismanagement in spotlight

2 days ago - 16 October 2019 | Environment

The new Wildlife and Protected Areas Management Bill, once enacted, will help the environment ministry to correct and enforce good governance and accountability in conservancies.Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, who was speaking at the launch of...

Conference looks at bio-economy potential

1 week ago - 09 October 2019 | Environment

The Hanns Seidel Foundation last week hosted a national conference themed 'The current status of sustainable natural resource management in Namibia and ways to unlock its bio-economy potential'. Speakers at the conference included Professor Gilbert...

Concerns mount over ­hardwood plundering

1 week ago - 07 October 2019 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says the ministry is still worried about the commercial harvesting of slow-growing hardwood trees for exporting overseas. He was speaking at a national conference on sustainable natural resource management in Windhoek...

Seabed mining 'too risky'

1 week ago - 07 October 2019 | Environment

Fisheries minister Bernard Esau says the ocean is in enough trouble with climate change and pollution, and should not be further destabilised by deep-sea mining without carrying out comprehensive environmental assessments.Esau was speaking at the...

Giraffe meat was anti-poaching unit rations

2 weeks ago - 04 October 2019 | Environment

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) says a giraffe carcass discovered in a freezer at one of its resorts was not illegally hunted.This was said yesterday by...

Govt 'will protect the ocean'

3 weeks ago - 25 September 2019 | Environment

President Hage Geingob has stressed Namibia's commitment to protecting the ocean and the country's fishing sector.This is amidst growing fears in the country that a...

Job visa not required for conservation tourism

3 weeks ago - 24 September 2019 | Environment

Employment permits will no longer be required for individuals who wish to enter Namibia for conservation tourism, but they will have to apply for holiday...

Timber transport ban lifted

3 weeks ago - 23 September 2019 | Environment

The agriculture and environment ministries have announced that the ban on timber transportation in the country has been lifted. Agriculture executive director Percy Misika said...

SPYL says no to phosphate

1 month - 18 September 2019 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has called on environment minister Pohamba Shifeta not to allow marine phosphate mining...

Activists slam Nam's 'pay to slay' hunting

1 month - 13 September 2019 | Environment

The hunting of Namibia's black rhino is in the international spotlight again, with conservation and animal welfare groups calling for an end to the “pay-to-slay...

Indigenous plants key in poverty battle

1 month - 11 September 2019 | Environment

The sustainable wild harvesting and trade in indigenous natural plants has the potential to contribute significantly to the alleviation of rural poverty and the conservation...

Environment

200 000 to benefit from...

1 month - 06 September 2019 | Environment

More than 200 000 people will benefit from the recent grant that the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) secured from the Green Climate Fund. Environment minister...

Namibia disappointed in CITES

1 month - 06 September 2019 | Environment

Environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibia was disappointed with the decisions made by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild...

Shifeta a tulapo omulandu omupe

1 month - 04 September 2019 | Environment

Ominista yomidhingoloko, Pohamba Shifeta oya gandja etseyitho kutya iilikolomwa ayihe yopaiyemo okuza muukongo oya pumbwa okupitila momayalulo goombaanga dhuuministeli opo ku vule okukalekwapo uuyelele...

Ministry stops pilfering of hunting...

1 month - 03 September 2019 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has issued a directive that all proceeds from hunting concessions must be channelled through the ministry's account in order to improve...

Aerial wildlife survey coming

1 month - 03 September 2019 | Environment

An aerial wildlife survey will be conducted for the Zambezi and Kavango regions, including the Bwabwata and Khaudum national parks and parts of its neighbouring...

Prioritiseer jou omgewing

1 month - 03 September 2019 | Environment

Mariselle StofbergWeens die toename in stropery in die land het die Regshulpsentrum (LAC) ? projek van stapel gestuur wat fokus op omgewingsbewustheid en natuurbeskerming...

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