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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 […]
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

Linking Namibia’s Skeleton Coast with Angola’s IONA

A transfrontier conservation area (TFCA) that will link the Skeleton Coast Park with Iona National Park across the Kunene River in Angola is expected to be […]
June 19, 2012

Marula oil – Namibia’s own ‘beautiful’ food

For more than a century the marula fruit has been traditionally harvested by local communities living in the north-central parts of Namibia, where the marula tree […]
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

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

Sustainable utilisation of Devil’s claw

In order to achieve sustainable development of Namibia’s natural and socio-economic environments, there is a need to improve access to existing knowledge and to generate new […]
June 19, 2012

The making of a Transfrontier Park

The establishment of a transfrontier conservation area between two countries is characterised by lengthy negotiations and considerable planning. In the case of the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier […]
June 19, 2012

Tortoise trouble

Namibia has the second largest number of tortoise species in the world. All six species are, however, threatened in the country, mainly as a result of […]
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

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

Waste management: Cut the price of progress

Nothing comes without a price. This age-old adage is particularly true when applied to the concept of human development. As countries strive for improved living conditions […]
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 20, 2012

What is up with biomass energy in Namibia?

By Robert Schultz, R3E Manager Before getting into this, the terminology needs clarification, as the word “biomass energy” leaves a blank look on the faces of […]
June 20, 2012

Ai Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park: A dream becomes reality

One transfrontier park in Namibia is already a reality, another is currently in the process of being created and a third is past the initial stage. […]
June 20, 2012

Beached whale skull sparks scientific interest

Remains of what could possibly be a new whale species have been found along the Skeleton Coast. Although it is still too early to tell whether […]
June 20, 2012

Caprivi pivotal in transboundary wildlife management

Species management involves a great deal of information, expertise and experience. Barbara Paterson, Research Co-ordinator of the Transboundary Mammal Project raises the central question of how […]
June 20, 2012

Community Based Natural Resource Management in Namibia – an undeniable success

The popular success of the communal conservancy approach to community-based natural resource management in Namibia is undeniable. In the eight years since the passing of Namibia’s […]
June 20, 2012

Craft sector in a continual state of flux

Targeting poverty alleviation and micro- and small-enterprise development in Namibia, a host of NGOs has acknowledged the importance of harnessing skills and resources for the benefit […]

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