June 20, 2012

Rio +10 under the microscope

On his return from the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg last year from August 24 – September 4, Dr Chris Brown, Executive Director […]
June 20, 2012

Marine Diamond Mining: Striving to improve environmental practices

Diamonds have provided an economic lifeline to Namibia for many decades.  Environmental Manager of De Beers Marine Namibia, André Goosen, who has a marine biological background […]
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 20, 2012

Huge pressure on the Okavango River Basin

As riparian states increasingly turn to the Okavango River to support their growing populations and economies, the health of the Okavango River Basin is being threatened. […]
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

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

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

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

Springbok Atlas announced new business model

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has partnered up with Grosvenor Tours, effectively creating a single entity operating under multiple brands. Both the companies are owned by […]
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

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

Creating a renewable energy forum

Project co-ordinator for REINNAM (Renewable Energy in Namibia) since 1999, Robert W Schultz has been active in Namibia’s renewable energy sector since 1996. His experience includes […]
June 20, 2012

Craft sector in a continual state of flux

Targeting poverty alleviation and micro- and small-enterprise development in Namibia, a host of NGOs has acknowledged the importance of harnessing skills and resources for the benefit […]
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
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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 […]

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