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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

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

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

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

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 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

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 […]
June 22, 2012

!Ikhoba Project – Products that celebrate Namibian rural life

Products that celebrate rural life in Namibia The art of embroidery has its roots in ancient Egypt, the Iron Age in Northern Europe, and the Zhou […]
June 22, 2012

Connect the dots of democracy

By Marita van Rooyen The Namibian Institute of Democracy (NID) last night launched the Connecting the Dots project as a means to enhance public knowledge on […]
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

Littering: we need to change our thinking – radically

While Namibia is fortunate to have a relatively litter-free environment, there are some serious problem areas, says Rod Braby, Chief Warden of the Ministry of Environment […]
July 3, 2012

Copper shark: Namibia and Angola’s shared marine predator

  Animals can be restricted and managed within man-made borders on land, but this is impossible in the open seas, says Hannes Holtzhausen, Principle Fisheries Biologist […]
July 3, 2012

Namibia’s wild horses – regarded with compassion and even envy

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a person.” Winston Churchill The fringe of the Namib Desert […]
July 5, 2012

Elephant progress

In a multi-pronged approach to understanding and living side by side with its elephants, Namibians from all walks of life are having their voices heard with […]
July 5, 2012

Living diamonds – the Sperrgebiet’s natural riches

After years of botanical and environmental work in the enigmatic Diamond Area No 1 – the Sperrgebiet – Antje Burke of the Southern Namib Restoration Ecology […]
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 […]

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