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

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

AfriCat: More than 700 cats in the past 10 years

Founded in 1991, the AfriCat Foundation was officially registered as a non-profit organisation in Namibia in August 2003. Director of AfriCat, Carla Conradie, reports that what […]
June 21, 2012

Conservancies – key to the conservation of Namibia’s wildlife

Conservancy is defined as a legally protected area belonging to a group of bona fide land occupiers who have pooled their resources to practise co-operative management […]
June 21, 2012

Climate change to impact Namibia’s biodiversity and ecosystems

Freelance journalist Brigitte Weidlich reports on World Environment Day celebrated in June 2004, highlighting future climatic changes with potentially serious implications for Namibia, such as rising […]
July 3, 2012

Future of wildlife secured through hunting

Trophy hunting in Namibia has increased the value of the country’s game considerably. So much so, says freelance journalist Sven-Eric Kanzler, that nowadays a game farmer […]
July 3, 2012

Investigating the impact of deep water mining

An Environmental Impact Assessment for the De Beers Marine South Africa deep-water mining operations off southern Namibia was commissioned in 1990. Since then environmental research has […]
July 3, 2012

Namibia’s Conservation paradigm: Use to Conserve versus Protect to Conserve

Southern Africa’s point of departure on conservation issues is fundamentally different to that of most other countries in the world, and its conservation track record stands […]
July 5, 2012

Support the endangered wild dogs of Namibia

Project manager for the Namibian Wild Dog Project working in collaboration with the Namibian Nature Foundation, Ministry of Environment of Tourism and regional NGOs, Robin Lines, […]
July 5, 2012

The white pelican – an endangered species in Namibia

The pelicans along the Namibian coastal and inland flood plains, pans and larger dams are far too large, conspicuous and flamboyant to be overlooked, says Susann […]
July 5, 2012

Uukwaluudhi Conservancy – A royal dream becomes reality

By Ginger Mauney For thirty years King Taapopi of the Uukwaluudhi traditional authority persisted with his goal of establishing a protected wildlife area in his homeland. For […]
July 5, 2012

Tracks in the desert are a big problem

One of the worst forms of visual pollution in the Namib Desert is vehicle tracks, especially on the gravel plains. Antje Burke, who is in charge […]
July 5, 2012

CCF – putting research into action and improving the life of Namibians

By Ginger Mauney The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), born out of passion and commitment to cheetah conservation in the year of Namibia’s independence, has its foundation […]
July 5, 2012

Human and elephant conflict a major difficulty in conservation

By Pauline Lindeque It is estimated that there were less than 6 000 elephants south of the Zambezi River by 1900, raising fears that they would […]
July 5, 2012

Custodianship programme: Black Rhino realities

By Conrad Brain When a statement appears that the future of the black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) will probably be decided within the next decade, and […]
July 5, 2012

Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation: marking milestones

By Margaret Jacobsohn The IRDNC – Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation – evolved out of a pioneering partnership with community leaders in the Kunene Region […]
July 5, 2012

A role model for conservation: Janet Matota

Janet Matota is a true pioneer of community-based natural resource management and a role model for men and women in Caprivi and beyond. Having joined the […]
July 6, 2012

Senior guide Orlando Haraseb – conservationist in action

Senior guide, Orlando Haraseb, has been trained in all aspects of field guiding, and is currently undertaking the NATH courses. His previous training is paying dividends, […]
July 6, 2012

The rare and endangered species trust: Vulture watching from space

By Michaela Kanzler Wings folded behind his back, the big bird strides towards the carcasses. As soon as he starts to tear at the flesh with […]

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