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June 19, 2012
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The importance of NGOs in Namibian Conservation

Environmental NGOs are an integral part of Namibia’s society and democracy. Our environment would be immeasurably poorer today were it not for their dedication over the past […]
June 19, 2012

The Henties Bay environs – Spectacular but sensitive

Situated in the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area, (NWCTRA) Henties Bay offers the nature lover an attractive but highly sensitive natural environment with diversified fauna […]
June 19, 2012

The brown hyaena – not only a scavenger

By Ingrid Wiesel, PhD student at Hamburg University, Germany, based in Lüderitz Brown hyaena (Hyaena brunnea, Thunberg, 1820) in Southern Africa are known to be mainly […]
June 19, 2012

The black-faced impala – One of Namibia’s conservation success stories

By Amy Schoeman Imagine a larger and darker version of the graceful impala with its shiny reddish coat and long slender legs, add a distinctive dark […]
June 19, 2012

Going, going, gone – Investing in wildlife

Wildlife is big business in Namibia, with several complementary elements contributing to the economy and conservation. The active participation of the private sector is critical if […]
June 19, 2012

Initiative addresses problem animals in Caprivi

Communities residing in the Caprivi have been losing both livestock and crops to wild animals. Due to the scale of the problem, a positive co-operative initiative […]
June 19, 2012

Improving environmental literacy in Namibia

It was recommended at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 that environmental and development issues be incorporated as an essential part of learning within both formal […]
June 19, 2012

Is there hope for Namibia’s Cape vultures?

A helicopter survey of the cliffs of the Waterberg Plateau Park two years ago confirmed what conservationists had feared. The Cape vultures – whose numbers have […]
June 19, 2012

Green space in Windhoek

Namibia is a land of wide-open spaces and stunning natural beauty. The inhabitants are used to being close to nature, and visitors are impressed by being […]
June 19, 2012

Gobabeb: The place of the fig tree – centre for research and learning

The Gobabeb Training and Research Centre is a Namibian institution of international repute that has been conducting research on all aspects of the desert environment for […]
June 19, 2012

Sold out – the ekipa – buttons made of ivory

“The old ones tell a story under your thumb,” says Brian Thorn, a keen collector of ekipas – decorative buttons made of ivory. The piece of […]
June 19, 2012

Desertification: Bottom-up strategy pays dividends

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification has cited the way Namibia is combating desertification as a good example for other countries in Southern Africa. However, […]
June 19, 2012

Conservancies a major force to be reckoned with

Conservancies emerge as a major force “Conservancies” has become a buzzword in Namibia that is heard in venues as far removed as shiny high-level offices in […]
June 19, 2012

Concern about half of Namibia’s mammal species

Large mammal species, particularly those with an economic value, have experienced major range reductions during recorded history in Namibia. Plains zebra and lion are examples of […]
June 19, 2012

Carnivore management in the Kunene

The extraordinary tracking skills of the San people, problems with desert-adapted lions and modern global positioning technology – these are some of the ingredients of a […]

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