Environment

Pangolin saving scheme paying off

1 day - 18 February 2019 | Environment

A reward scheme introduced in 2017 by Namibian authorities and NGOs to address an alarming increase of illegal pangolin captures and trafficking has proved successful. By the end of January 2019, 75 criminal cases had...

Lion killed at Okakarara

4 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Environment

A male lion was shot and killed this week in the Okakarara area of the Otjozondjupa Region in yet another incident of human-wildlife conflict. Environment ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda told Namibian Sun the...

Bird flu kills hundreds of penguins

5 days ago - 14 February 2019 | Environment

Endangered African penguins on Halifax Island off Lüderitz are under threat from the H5N8 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. The acting chief veterinary officer in the agriculture ministry, Dr Albertina Shilongo,...

Trans-boundary wildlife crime training

6 days ago - 13 February 2019 | Environment

ELLANIE SMITCountries that make up the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA) need to provide for specialist prosecutors that have knowledge about all wildlife crime-related legislation and the appropriate prosecution of offenders.This was the view of...

No bail for repeat offenders

1 week ago - 12 February 2019 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says some of the 120 suspects arrested last year for wildlife crimes were repeat offenders who were out on bail for similar crimes.“It is discouraging when a suspect is arrested for...

Moratorium on timber transport lifted

1 week ago - 08 February 2019 | Environment

The agriculture ministry has lifted the moratorium on the transportation of timber that was cut before 26 November last year. The executive director in the...

Greenpeace opposes Eskom compliance delay

1 week ago - 07 February 2019 | Environment

Greenpeace Africa is opposing Eskom's application for postponements and suspensions from complying with South Africa's Minimum Emission Standards (MES). In statement on Tuesday, Greenpeace Africa...

United against rhino poaching

1 week ago - 06 February 2019 | Environment

African countries are joining forces to fight against rhino poachers and come up with new and workable strategies to curb poaching. Environment deputy minister Bernadette...

Manganese culprits must pay

2 weeks ago - 01 February 2019 | Environment

Lüderitz residents have demanded an immediate moratorium on all movement of manganese ore to and from the town's harbour until sufficient social and environmental research...

White rhino need to be down-listed

2 weeks ago - 01 February 2019 | Environment

Concern has been expressed that private owners in Namibia will be forced to dispose of their white rhino, which constitute the largest part of the...

Namibians will retaliate - Shifeta

3 weeks ago - 25 January 2019 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibian communities will retaliate against wildlife if trophy hunting is not allowed in conservancies.Shifeta was speaking recently at the Dallas...

Long walk to raise awareness

4 weeks ago - 21 January 2019 | Environment

South African Dave van Graan has started walking from Ruacana to Victoria Falls to raise awareness about anti-poaching and conservation efforts. The 62-year-old tour guide...

Environment

Human-wildlife incidents rise to 8...

1 month - 17 January 2019 | Environment

A total of 8 067 human-wildlife conflict incidents were recorded in Namibia's conservancies during 2017. These were recorded in 71 of the country's 83 conservancies...

Conservancies make a difference

1 month - 17 January 2019 | Environment

Community conservation, encompassing 19% of Namibia's land and over 210 000 rural residents, is contributing to the national economy, rural development and to poverty alleviation....

Namibia submits CITES proposals

1 month - 15 January 2019 | Environment

Namibia has submitted proposals to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to amend regulations protecting elephants and...

Manganese fears mount again

1 month - 09 January 2019 | Environment

Initial relief, following orders last week for an immediate halt to the transport and offloading of manganese ore at Lüderitz, has given way to a...

Dam levels rise

1 month - 08 January 2019 | Environment

Two of Namibia's central dams received inflows following good rainfall in their catchment areas just before the New Year. Von Bach's level rose 20 percentage...

Manganese trucks impounded

1 month - 07 January 2019 | Environment

The police at Lüderitz on Friday impounded eight trucks carrying manganese ore from South Africa after it was found that no clearance certificate had been...

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