Environment

Anthrax fears rise

5 hours ago | Environment

Botswana authorities are on high alert following the discovery of hippo carcasses in the Okavango River that succumbed to an anthrax outbreak in Namibia. These carcasses have made their way into the Botswana territory with...

Anthrax action plan in motion

2 days ago - 16 October 2017 | Environment

A major clean-up operation is under way in the floodplains of Bwabwata West following the death of 110 hippos and 20 buffalo there of anthrax. Parts of the park will likely be closed temporarily...

Actions ongoing to reduce Waterberg buffalo

5 days ago - 13 October 2017 | Environment

The process is ongoing to proclaim a farm neighbouring the Waterberg National Park as part of the park which will assist in reducing the numbers of buffalo in the park itself. Currently, there is...

No more digging in mahangu fields

1 week ago - 11 October 2017 | Environment

Construction companies working on the northern railway project have been ordered to fill in the pits left in mahangu fields where they excavated building sand without permission. The illegal sand mining was described as...

State of conservancies worrisome

1 week ago - 11 October 2017 | Environment

The permanent secretary in the ministry of environment and tourism, Dr Malan Lindeque says he is concerned about the state of conservancies and the fact that they are not earning money. While there are now...

Omatjete elephants will stay

1 week ago - 11 October 2017 | Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has said the situation in Omatjete in the Erongo Region where elephants have caused severe destruction, needs immediate attention...

Anthrax results ­expected tomorrow

1 week ago - 10 October 2017 | Environment

More than 100 hippos and 20 buffalo have been found dead in the Bwabwata National Park, suspected to have died from anthrax.According to the parks...

MET comes up N$900m short

1 week ago - 09 October 2017 | Environment

A total of N$900 million is needed to develop and implement solutions and mitigation measures in each region to reduce human-wildlife conflict.The ministry of environment...

60 hippos found dead in Zambezi

1 week ago - 06 October 2017 | Environment

More than 60 hippos have been discovered dead in Bwabwata National Park in the Zamezi Region. The first 10 were already dicovered on 30 September,...

Govt weighs in on elephant-troubled Omatjete

1 week ago - 06 October 2017 | Environment

Government is deliberating on permanent interventions to stop the loss of human lives and property caused by elephants in the Omatjete area of the Erongo...

Appeal board to decide on Erindi buffalo

2 weeks ago - 04 October 2017 | Environment

Erindi Private Game Reserve has appealed a government decision denying it permission to introduce buffalo from Waterberg and becoming the first 'big five' game reserve...

Inadequate inspection of mines

2 weeks ago - 28 September 2017 | Environment

For several years mining sites in Namibia were not adequately inspected by the relevant authorities, resulting in non-compliance with environmental laws, pollution and long-term damage...

Environment

Trophy hunting key to conservation

3 weeks ago - 22 September 2017 | Environment

Heads of state from around the world this week heard about the key role sustainable trophy hunting plays in Namibia's renowned conservation success story.Environment minister...

Swakop considering by-law on plastic...

4 weeks ago - 19 September 2017 | Environment

The Swakopmund Municipality is planning on introducing a by-law which will compel shops to only stock reusable shopping bags, instead of the current lightweight bags...

Namibia recognised for anti-poaching efforts

4 weeks ago - 18 September 2017 | Environment

The Save the Rhino Trust's Conservancy Rhino Ranger Incentive Programme was recognised for his continued efforts in combatting rhino poaching at the Rhino Conservation Awards...

Ministry mulls huge increase in...

1 month - 14 September 2017 | Environment

The environment ministry is recommending that compensation in cases where a person is killed by wild animals be increased to N$100 000.According to the ministry's...

Worry over recurring drought

1 month - 14 September 2017 | Environment

The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification will this week decide whether the Windhoek...

MET hits back on hunt...

1 month - 13 September 2017 | Environment

The environment ministry, which has of late been slammed internationally for issuing hunting permits where the so-called desert elephant roam, has made it clear that...

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