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June 20, 2012

Creating a renewable energy forum

Project co-ordinator for REINNAM (Renewable Energy in Namibia) since 1999, Robert W Schultz has been active in Namibia’s renewable energy sector since 1996. His experience includes […]
June 20, 2012

Creating vulture awareness

Thirty years ago, a number of vulture researchers at a wildlife symposium in Pretoria agreed to establish a “vulture group” in Southern Africa. In 1978, the […]
June 20, 2012

Experts say Africa could become green growth model

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Innovative sources of finance and resources from the private sector are key to achieving sustainable development in Africa, African leaders and […]
June 20, 2012

Springbok Atlas announced new business model

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has partnered up with Grosvenor Tours, effectively creating a single entity operating under multiple brands. Both the companies are owned by […]
June 20, 2012

DRFN Student Desertification Programme: new insights into indigenous fruit trees

The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), an NGO based in Windhoek, has a long-standing tradition of promoting sustainable development through wise resource management. Through one […]
June 20, 2012

Where have all the fairies gone?

Over the past few years the origin of the so-called “fairy circles” has caught the attention of many scientists and tourists visiting Namibia. These fascinating phenomena […]
June 20, 2012

Focus on Namibia’s large carnivores

Words: Hu Berry Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and brown and spotted hyaena are large carnivores that attract many tourists to Namibia. The more secretive of […]
June 20, 2012

Full government recognition to renewable energies

Wind pumps are a typical sight in the vast landscape of Namibia. However, it is only recently that they have been recognised as instruments that can […]
June 20, 2012

Huge pressure on the Okavango River Basin

As riparian states increasingly turn to the Okavango River to support their growing populations and economies, the health of the Okavango River Basin is being threatened. […]
June 20, 2012

Jan Oelofse becomes a legend in conservation

In January 2003, Jan Oelofse of the Mount Etjo Wild Life Sanctuary in Namibia received the prestigious 2002 Terra Nova Award for his capture methods, which […]
June 20, 2012

Marine Diamond Mining: Striving to improve environmental practices

Diamonds have provided an economic lifeline to Namibia for many decades.  Environmental Manager of De Beers Marine Namibia, André Goosen, who has a marine biological background […]
June 20, 2012

Rio +10 under the microscope

On his return from the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg last year from August 24 – September 4, Dr Chris Brown, Executive Director […]
June 20, 2012

Rio +20 participants speak out

Participants at the Fair Ideas conference – hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – did not shy away from making bold statements […]
June 21, 2012

Namibian conservation scoops top conservation award

The 2012 Markhor Award for Outstanding Conservation Performance has been won jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and the Namibian Association of CBNRM […]
June 21, 2012

Sharing Zambezi and Chobe’s fish

Managing Namibia’s shared freshwater fish resources in the Zambezi and Chobe rivers requires setting up a detailed database of the aquatic resources by researchers from Namibia, […]
June 21, 2012

Skeleton Coast Iona Transfrontier Conservation initiative: First results of aerial survey

By Holger Kolberg, Ministry of Environment and Tourism As part of the Skeleton Coast Iona Transfrontier Conservation initiative, staff of the Directorate Scientific Services of the Ministry […]
June 21, 2012

The status of Namibia’s Harmann’s Zebra

A Namibian endemic: the Hartmann’s zebra Hartmann’s zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) is a near endemic to Namibia with a secure and stable population of approximately 24 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]

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