Stories

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

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 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

Damara tern breeding area now secure

The threatened breeding areas of the Damara tern, Sterna balaenarum, on the coastal dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have been a conservation concern for […]
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

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 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 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

Prosopis – the pros and cons

The benefits of prosopis trees might well outweigh their disadvantages says Andreas Wienecke, Research Manager at the Habitat Research and Development Centre of Namibia. He suggests […]
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 elusive Nama Padloper

By Peter Cunningham The endemic Nama Padloper (Homopus bergeri) is a small tortoise with a reddish-brown carapace that is flattened and flexible. This structural design assists […]
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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