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June 5, 2012

TOSCO Trust launched – assisting human/wildlife conflict

“Following a series of recent human/wildlife conflict incidents in Namibian communal lands, impassioned tour guides and tour operators came together to contribute towards improving the situation […]
June 12, 2012

Don’t miss the adventure at the Tourism Expo this year (08.06.2012)

BY JANA-MARI SMITH Tourism in Namibia continues to grow. At the launch of the 14th Namibian Tourism Expo yesterday, Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said […]
June 12, 2012

More Namibians need to be educated on sustainable living (30/05/2012)

Fifteen youth officers and coordinators from the environmental education unit at the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture participated in a weeklong sustainable living […]
June 12, 2012

Namibia Tourism Expo reaches new heights

Close to 20 000 visitors braved the cold snap in Windhoek last week to visit the 14th Namibia Tourism Expo. A total of 19 518 visitors […]
June 14, 2012

Namibia country lodges close shop

Jana-Mari Smith After one and a half decades in the tourism industry, the owners of Namibia Country Lodges have decided to put their properties and other […]
June 14, 2012

Namibia becomes top Dark Sky destination

Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve – one of Africa’s largest private reserves – has officially become the world’s latest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR). Awarded this prestigious […]
June 14, 2012

Namibia’s annual Chef of the Year competition kicks off

The annual Chef of the Year Competition – organised by the Namibian Chefs Association (NCA) – aims to showcase high quality Namibian culinary skills, Namibian products, […]
June 18, 2012

Valuing our Environment

The economic utilisation of wildlife resources on commercial and communal land contributes about N$400 million per year to Namibia’s GDP, reports James McGregor, an economist contracted by […]
June 19, 2012

CCF combats bush encroachment

Researchers from the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) go out into the thick thorn-ridden bush near Otjiwarongo three times a week to measure and survey the vegetation […]
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 […]
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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