Stories

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

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

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

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

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 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, […]

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