Environment

Salt mining: Community remains defiant

2 days ago - 12 December 2017 | Environment

The environment and tourism minister, Pohamba Shifeta, says areas within conservancies must be respected and any development must be done with the local community's consent. Shifeta on Friday addressed Otjivalunda and Iipumbu yaTshilongo Community...

Compensation policy is ‘lip service’

1 week ago - 07 December 2017 | Environment

The vice-president of the Popular Democratic Movement, Kazeongere Tjeundo, has labelled the recently approved compensation policy by the National Council as mere lip service by the authorities. Tjeundo, who is also the Opuwo urban...

Shifeta steps into salt pan fray

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, along with the environmental commissioner, Teofilus Nghitila, will assess the Otjivalunda salt pan situated north of Etosha National Park on Friday. Shifeta is expected to pronounce himself on the issue...

Conservancy puts foot down

1 week ago - 05 December 2017 | Environment

Members of the Iipumbu yaTshilongo Conservancy claim that the Uukwambi Traditional Authority and the governor of Oshana, Clemens Kashuupulwa, are violating the conservation laws to which they are signatories.This follows the push by the two...

Shifeta takes aim at anti-hunting lobby

1 week ago - 01 December 2017 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta lashed out against anti-hunting lobbyists that are spreading rumours about Namibia's conservation programme and tarnishing the country's reputation. He said Namibia has worked very hard to earn its reputation in conservation...

Higher payouts for wildlife conflict

2 weeks ago - 30 November 2017 | Environment

It has been recommended that the compensation for a person killed by a wild animal should be increased to N$500 000 and N$10 000 be...

Conservation costs up 12-fold

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2017 | Environment

A re-costing exercise of Namibia's biodiversity strategy indicates that the estimated costs are about 12 times higher than was originally projected. The strategy seeks to...

Farmers fire at Kunene lions

3 weeks ago - 23 November 2017 | Environment

Farmers in the Torra Conservancy on Monday night shot at two lions after the animals again caused trouble and provoked the community members by amongst...

Namibia wants regional Green Climate Fund

3 weeks ago - 21 November 2017 | Environment

Namibia is ready to host the African Regional Hub of the Green Climate Fund in order to further enhance direct access for African countries to...

Kunene lions continue rampage

4 weeks ago - 16 November 2017 | Environment

A group of about 15 lions have left a killing field behind in the Kunene Region after they slaughtered more than 230 livestock within one...

Kunene lions will be removed

1 month - 14 November 2017 | Environment

The environment and tourism ministry is taking steps to capture and translocate a pride of 10 to 15 lions suspected of having killed 86 goats...

Lions cause mayhem

1 month - 13 November 2017 | Environment

A Kunene farmer lost 86 goats and sheep valued at approximately N$103 000 after at least ten lions entered a kraal on his farm last...

Environment

Things are heating up

1 month - 08 November 2017 | Environment

Of late, especially during the past few days, Namibians have been complaining about the scorching heat and soaring temperatures. They appear to be right as...

Governor pushes salt mining

1 month - 07 November 2017 | Environment

The governor of Oshana, Clemens Kashuupulwa, is appealing to the environment ministry to review its findings of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) that led to...

Etosha gets new anti-poaching patrol...

1 month - 07 November 2017 | Environment

The poaching of rhinos and elephants Namibia is plagued with can negatively impact wildlife and may drive these magnificent animals into local extinction, environment minister...

New park stations for Khaudum

1 month - 31 October 2017 | Environment

Namibia is working towards establishing its parks as viable tourist destinations that will benefit the communities who live alongside them. The environment minister Pohamba Shifeta...

117 hippo carcasses destroyed

1 month - 26 October 2017 | Environment

Newly released figures indicate that 117 hippo and seven buffalo carcasses have been destroyed following an outbreak of anthrax in the Bwabwata National Park. According...

Court order sought over elephants

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has sought a court order against the owner of a game-capturing company at Mariental to force them to immediately...

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