Environment

Green gardens for life

1 week 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 of gardening as a means to self-sustenance, said education minister...

Coordinated SADC water use

2 weeks 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 effective planning and management of the shared waterways and resources,...

Rehabilitated penguins to be released soon

3 weeks ago - 27 August 2018 | Environment

An appeal to rescue all ­penguins found standing on the beach has been made since these penguins need to undergo specialised rehabilitation. “If you see one on the beach, there­ must be something wrong with...

Over 50 000 flamingos counted

1 month - 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 area is known for its thousands of flamingos and even...

Spotted at Spitzkoppe

2 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 of the Spitzkoppen Lodge mentioned that he had found some...

Plastic bag levy for Walvis Bay

2 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 levy violations

2 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

2 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

2 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...

First Marine Spatial Plan takes shape

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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)...

Environment

Become a friend of the...

4 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

5 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...

6 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...

Lagoon monitoring on track

6 months ago - 02 March 2018 | Environment

The ecosystem health status and long-term monitoring of the Walvis Bay lagoon is proceeding according to plan, says Dr Hilkka Ndjaula, assistant pro-vice chancellor at...

The Dome goes green ...

6 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 ...

7 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...

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