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

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 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 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 coast

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

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

Kuiseb Basin Management Committee – the first of its kind in Namibia

It has become a matter of urgency to ensure that water and the resources dependent on water are not over-exploited, that we use water efficiently, and […]
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

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

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 2, 2012

Three collared cheetahs shot

Three collared cheetahs were shot and killed “unnecessarily” on a private farm in the south of Namibia six months ago. It is believed the killings were […]
July 2, 2012

Mashi Tourism hub inaugurated

The Mashi Tourism Hub, situated in the heart of the Caprivi region, received the official nod from Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah last week. The Minister of Environment and […]
June 29, 2012

Namibia upgrades park structures

… a few insightful elders understood our vision of wildlife being more valuable alive than in cooking pots. We will be ashamed one day to show […]
June 25, 2012

Finland hands over millions to miners and arts

Today the Finnish government signed two funding agreements. In the first, The Erongo Region Small Scale Miners Project received around N$800 000 (80 000 Euros) from […]
June 25, 2012

Ombudsman: seal harvest is legal but changes are needed

By Jana-Mari Smith The long-awaited report dealing with the complaints of animal-rights groups on Namibia’s annual seal harvest was released by Ombudsman John Walters last week. […]

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