Travel News Namibia

July 3, 2012

Littering: we need to change our thinking – radically

While Namibia is fortunate to have a relatively litter-free environment, there are some serious problem areas, says Rod Braby, Chief Warden of the Ministry of Environment […]
July 3, 2012

Kuiseb Basin Management Committee – the first of its kind in Namibia

It has become a matter of urgency to ensure that water and the resources dependent on water are not over-exploited, that we use water efficiently, and […]
July 3, 2012

Investigating the impact of deep water mining

An Environmental Impact Assessment for the De Beers Marine South Africa deep-water mining operations off southern Namibia was commissioned in 1990. Since then environmental research has […]
July 3, 2012

Future of wildlife secured through hunting

Trophy hunting in Namibia has increased the value of the country’s game considerably. So much so, says freelance journalist Sven-Eric Kanzler, that nowadays a game farmer […]
July 3, 2012

Damara tern breeding area now secure

The threatened breeding areas of the Damara tern, Sterna balaenarum, on the coastal dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have been a conservation concern for […]
July 2, 2012

Three collared cheetahs shot

Three collared cheetahs were shot and killed “unnecessarily” on a private farm in the south of Namibia six months ago. It is believed the killings were […]
July 2, 2012

Mashi Tourism hub inaugurated

The Mashi Tourism Hub, situated in the heart of the Caprivi region, received the official nod from Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah last week. The Minister of Environment and […]
June 29, 2012

Namibia upgrades park structures

… a few insightful elders understood our vision of wildlife being more valuable alive than in cooking pots. We will be ashamed one day to show […]
June 25, 2012
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Finland hands over millions to miners and arts

Today the Finnish government signed two funding agreements. In the first, The Erongo Region Small Scale Miners Project received around N$800 000 (80 000 Euros) from […]
June 25, 2012

Ombudsman: seal harvest is legal but changes are needed

By Jana-Mari Smith The long-awaited report dealing with the complaints of animal-rights groups on Namibia’s annual seal harvest was released by Ombudsman John Walters last week. […]
June 25, 2012

Chicks for Change – saving the Rhino 1km at a time

If you are one of those person’s stuck in a eight to five job, but dream of doing your bit for endangered animals, now is your […]
June 22, 2012

Hilton chef crowned chef of the year

By Jana-Mari Smith The heat was on at the annual Namibian Chef of the Year competition on Thursday night, which drew Namibian culinary devotees together to […]
June 22, 2012

Connect the dots of democracy

By Marita van Rooyen The Namibian Institute of Democracy (NID) last night launched the Connecting the Dots project as a means to enhance public knowledge on […]
June 22, 2012

!Ikhoba Project – Products that celebrate Namibian rural life

Products that celebrate rural life in Namibia The art of embroidery has its roots in ancient Egypt, the Iron Age in Northern Europe, and the Zhou […]
June 21, 2012

Climate change to impact Namibia’s biodiversity and ecosystems

Freelance journalist Brigitte Weidlich reports on World Environment Day celebrated in June 2004, highlighting future climatic changes with potentially serious implications for Namibia, such as rising […]
June 21, 2012

Conservancies – key to the conservation of Namibia’s wildlife

Conservancy is defined as a legally protected area belonging to a group of bona fide land occupiers who have pooled their resources to practise co-operative management […]
June 21, 2012
cheetah in tree Naankuse

AfriCat: More than 700 cats in the past 10 years

Founded in 1991, the AfriCat Foundation was officially registered as a non-profit organisation in Namibia in August 2003. Director of AfriCat, Carla Conradie, reports that what […]
June 21, 2012

Up close and personal with Namibia’s coast

By Jana-Mari Smith If you’ve ever wanted a complete summary of Namibia’s coastline, its people and animals, its unique weather patterns and landscapes, its past and […]
June 21, 2012

A burning issue

Fire is an integral environmental variable that drives savannah dynamics throughout the world. However, says Antje Burke of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, although fires […]
June 21, 2012

Trees – Namibia’s big five

By Barbara Curtis Most people who come to Africa want to see “The Big Five” – the five African mammals considered by hunters to be the […]

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