Environment

New technology to help monitor rhinos

2 days ago - 16 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK After a study on black rhinos in Namibia, new software has been developed by researchers in the United States that could help conservationists keep a watchful eye on the black rhino. The interactive...

Support for San conservancies

1 week ago - 09 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThrough support from the tourism ministry and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies will be able to maintain their basic functions of protecting wildlife and...

Zambezi hippos not critical

1 week ago - 08 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The environment ministry has clarified that hippos stranded in a pond in the Wuparo Conservancy in the Zambezi Region are not in a dire situation, as was reported, but admitted that the...

EIF working to become self-sustainable

2 weeks ago - 03 September 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKDespite undeniable achievements in its eight years of operation, the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia remains challenged to meet the financial demands of environmental projects.More than N$200 million worth of grant applications were...

Officials get 'teeth' to identify trafficked ivory

1 month - 18 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK A comprehensive new guide has been published to assist law enforcement agencies to identify trafficked ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) secretariat, TRAFFIC and...

Cecil threatens African wildlife conservation

1 month - 18 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies (Cecil) Act, currently being considered by the United States Congress, will...

Illegal sand miners warned

1 month - 12 August 2020 | Environment

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUThe environment ministry has condemned sand miners who start operations without obtaining environmental clearance certificates.They simply pay traditional authorities, who are grateful for the...

Training tomorrow's rhino rangers

1 month - 11 August 2020 | Environment

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) has received a N$1.11 million donation from the Debmarine-Namdeb Foundation to develop innovative...

N?a Jaqna holds best AGM yet

1 month - 10 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK The N≠a Jaqna Conservancy recently held its most successful annual general meeting (AGM) to date in Mkata, situated in Tsumkwe West. ...

New executive appointments at tourism ministry

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSeveral new staff members were appointed at executive management level at the environment and tourism ministry today.Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta announced that Timoteus Mufeti...

N$5.5m for wildlife protection

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The Game Product Trust Fund (GPTF) has become increasingly important in protecting wildlife due to a lack of funding from government. The...

N$1.3bn for environmental projects

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia mobilised N$1.3 billion in funding during the 2018/19 financial year. Of this amount, N$530 million was mobilised...

Environment

Conservation fee coming next year

1 month - 28 July 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe environment ministry will introduce a conservation fee next year that will be paid by all visitors to national parks in addition to the...

Securing a poaching scene

1 month - 27 July 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) recently held a course on how to handle a poaching scene correctly. ...

Namibia's trade in live elephants...

1 month - 23 July 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The second highest number of live elephant exports in Africa comes from Namibia. However, the problematic interpretation of...

Ondangwa is afraid of birds

2 months ago - 16 July 2020 | Environment

ILENI NANDJATOONDANGWAThe Ondangwa town council is afraid that a large group of cattle egrets converging at a park in town might be dangerous to people.The...

KAZA elephants could be dying...

2 months ago - 14 July 2020 | Environment

ILENI NANDJATOONDANGWAEnvironment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta says overpopulation could be the reason for the unexplained deaths of more than 350 of elephants in the...

Anti-poaching dog unit given teeth

2 months ago - 10 July 2020 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe environment ministry has purchased four more dogs for to expand its anti-poaching dog unit.Currently the dog unit has four dogs, Alex, Benno, Baron...

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