Environment

Namport joins cleaning exercise

4 days ago - 10 December 2018 | Environment

Team Namport heeded the call from the mayor’s office and joined the rest of the Walvis Bay community in cleaning up the harbour town recently. The clean-up campaign themed “Team up to Clean up...

Safeguarding the environment

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | Environment

A stakeholders' workshop on climate change awareness and climate finance for Namibia was recently held in Swakopmund.Speaking at the opening of the event, the minister of environment and tourism Pohamba Shifeta said that environmentalists need...

Nothing sinister about recent whale strandings

1 month - 12 November 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck - The recent spate of humpback whale strandings is no need for concern, says the Namibian Dolphin Project (NDP). Monique Laubscher of the NDP confirmed that members of the organisation attended to four...

Global recognition for environmental education

1 month - 22 October 2018 | Environment

Yolanda Nel - The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) was recently announced as one of three winners of the Unesco-Japan prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). NaDEET’s director Viktoria Keding was thrilled about...

Shifeta trumpets conservation success

2 months ago - 08 October 2018 | Environment

Ellanie Smit Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has shared Namibia’s conservation success story in the United States, while stressing the importance of managing resources sustainably. Shifeta was invited by the US Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Mixed bag for rain forecasts

2 months ago - 08 October 2018 | Environment

Yanna Smith When people hear the term El Niño, they tend to panic and see dry tumbleweed and dust devils, dying gardens and empty...

Boost for climate mitigation

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Environment

Ellanie SmitMore than N$100 million will be spent on the construction of the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management...

Why are our Ana’s dying?

2 months ago - 01 October 2018 | Environment

Erwin Leuschner Hundreds of dead Ana tree trunks dot large areas of the Ugab, especially upriver from the Brandberg massif. In the last...

Youth join phosphate mining fray

2 months ago - 24 September 2018 | Environment

Otis Finck The youth are being mobilised in the fight to oppose marine phosphate mining in Namibia. A petition calling on the ministry of environment...

Scientists say ‘serious flaws in EIA’

2 months ago - 24 September 2018 | Environment

As the deadline for submissions and input to proposed marine phosphate mining looms, natural resource management consultant David Russell has said there are myriad points...

Green gardens for life

3 months ago - 10 September 2018 | Environment

Namene Helmich About 330 000 learners are fed through the national school feeding progam while school gardens serve as a supplement to instil the culture...

Coordinated SADC water use

3 months ago - 03 September 2018 | Environment

Frank Steffen “The main objective of the SADC Water Management Sector is to develop a master plan that will enable the sustainable, efficient and...

Environment

Over 50 000 flamingos counted

4 months ago - 13 August 2018 | Environment

During the annual winter bird count which took place last weekend, a total of 50 629 flamingos were counted in the Walvis Bay wetland area.The...

Spotted at Spitzkoppe

5 months 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...

Plastic bag levy for Walvis...

5 months 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...

Steep penalties for plastic bag...

5 months 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...

Young scientists share research findings...

5 months 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...

Less oil spilled

5 months 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...

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