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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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