Environment

Spotted at Spitzkoppe

1 week ago - 13 July 2018 | Environment

Jessica BotesNamibian wildlife photographer Jandre Germishuizen experienced a rare leopard sighting at Spitzkoppe recently. Germishuizen was visiting the area with other photographers when the manager of the Spitzkoppen Lodge mentioned that he had found some...

Plastic bag levy for Walvis Bay

1 week ago - 13 July 2018 | Environment

Leandrea LouwWalvis Bay is set to become the second town in the Erongo region to implement a levy on single use plastic bags. Following in the footsteps of the Swakopmund town council, the Walvis Bay...

Steep penalties for plastic bag levy violations

2 weeks ago - 06 July 2018 | Environment

Jessica BotesRetailers could soon be hit with a N$100 000 penalty for failure to charge their clients up to N$1 for using a plastic shopping bag.In the Swakopmund municipality’s effort to curb plastic pollution in...

Young scientists share research findings

3 weeks ago - 29 June 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck Five Gobabeb training, research and internship programme (GTRIP) interns presented their findings on the research they conducted while stationed at the facility, and received certificates on Friday. Esther Nambahu assessed the...

Less oil spilled

3 weeks ago - 29 June 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck Preparedness, response and prevention is essential to dealing with oil spills since such incidents cannot be predicted, says Clement Chazot, the project manager for the global initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa...

First Marine Spatial Plan takes shape

1 month - 22 June 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck Conflicts between tourism and the environment as well as between marine culture and transport in the Walvis Bay area have been identified as...

Combating oil pollution

1 month - 22 June 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck Representatives from nine countries recently met in Swakopmund to address the question of shoreline cleanup in case of an oil spill. Earlier...

Youngsters celebrate World Oceans Day

1 month - 15 June 2018 | Environment

Jessica BotesIn an effort to educate young people about the threat of plastic pollution to the marine ecosystem, the Marine Environmental Education and outreach (MEEO)...

Your home away from home

2 months ago - 11 May 2018 | Environment

If you are looking for a hotel that exudes excellence in everything ranging from our full in-house laundry service, conference facilities, free high speed internet,...

Become a friend of the environment ...

2 months ago - 03 May 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck - The Swakopmund Lions Club handed over an environment poster to deputy mayor Maria Elago on Monday. The poster for instance details how...

Marine usage planning conference hosted

3 months ago - 20 April 2018 | Environment

The first Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) multi-sectoral stakeholder conference on the development of the Current Status Report (CSR) concluded yesterday.Marine Spatial Planning is a long-term...

Operations Team ready to tackle marine pollution

4 months ago - 09 March 2018 | Environment

Leandrea Louw The National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan Operations Team (OT) held its first meeting in Walvis Bay. This team serves as the operational...

Environment

The Dome goes green ...

4 months ago - 02 March 2018 | Environment

Contributed The sporting and lifestyle facility The Dome Swakopmund recently commissioned a 100 kW solar photovoltaic installation on its roof, which will cover...

World Wetlands Day celebrated ...

5 months ago - 16 February 2018 | Environment

Leandrea Louw Dolphin Elementary School was crowned the winner of the World Wetlands Annual Quiz Competition in Walvis Bay.EYE-Namibia in collaboration with the Walvis...

Offshore petroleum exploration activities planned...

5 months ago - 09 February 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck Two companies posted public notifications via the printed media about their intentions to apply for environmental clearance certificates that would enable them...

Symbol of the south for...

5 months ago - 09 February 2018 | Environment

The mayor of Swakopmund, Paulina Nashilundo, planted a Quiver tree at the outdoor museum and botanical garden located near the Sam Cohen library last week....

Plastic bag levy gets green...

5 months ago - 09 February 2018 | Environment

Swakopmund town council approved a framework for the development of a by-law for charging a levy for the use of plastic shopping bags at local...

Litterbugs trash beaches

6 months ago - 29 December 2017 | Environment

Jessica BotesScores of photos and complaints about the state of beaches in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay flooded social media just after Christmas Day.During a visit...

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