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June 19, 2012

Protecting Walvis Bay’s natural and human environment

The Walvis Bay Local Agenda 21 Project (WB LA21), a three-year project concerned with both the environment and the development of Walvis Bay, is now close […]
June 19, 2012

Trophy hunting proceeds for conservation gain

The author of this article, Chris Weaver, is employed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as the Chief Party for the Living In A Finite Environment […]
June 19, 2012

Namibia Tourism – Beauty or Beast?

Our present-day actions and the policies that guide them are able to have impacts, both positive and negative, that extend well into the future. According to […]
June 19, 2012

Save the Rhino Trust celebrates 20 years: Conserving rhinos and alleviating rural poverty

Because of its highly valued horn, the black rhino, Diceros bicornis bicornis, has long been one of the world’s most endangered animals. To conserve it as […]
June 19, 2012

Namibia – Quo Vadis?

In 1992 representatives of the world’s governments came together at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro. Referred to as […]
June 19, 2012

Ivory in Namibia: Renewed efforts to lift the ban

“What we want to bring across is that the international ban on ivory trade might save some elephant populations, but at the expense of others,” says […]
June 19, 2012

Ivory in Namibia: Fund reduced conflict of people with wildlife

For most of the year up to 200 elephants live virtually side by side with the 10 000 people of the ≠Khoadi//Hôas conservancy, where they attempt […]
June 19, 2012

An ivory carving industry for Namibia?

While an “IVORY Art – Made in Namibia” label might seem unreal, an ivory carving industry might well become a reality if Namibia’s quest to obtain […]
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

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

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, […]

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