Environment

World Wetlands Day celebrated

5 days 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 Bay municipal library, the American Corner and Gecko Namibia hosted...

Offshore petroleum exploration activities planned

1 week 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 to conduct offshore exploration drilling and well drilling operations near...

Symbol of the south for Swakopmund

1 week 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. The tree was donated by the International Dendrology Society (IDS)....

Plastic bag levy gets green light

1 week 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 shops.This decision comes nearly three months after the first public...

Litterbugs trash beaches

1 month - 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 to various beaches in Swakopmund, the Erongo also came across...

MET issues stern warning to illegal campers

2 months ago - 22 December 2017 | Environment

The park warden of the ministry of environment and tourism (MET), Jeremia Lamek, has given a stern warning to anyone who wished to overnight illegally...

Keeping it clean

2 months ago - 08 December 2017 | Environment

The TeamUP2CleanUP community campaign took to the streets of Narraville on 29 November. A group of 170 people including members of the Rooikop military...

Strong winds batter coastal towns

3 months ago - 17 November 2017 | Environment

Jessica BotesUnusually strong southern winds swept over coastal towns this week, causing considerable damage to roofs and other structures. Wind speeds of up to 65...

Mobil lubricates anti rhino poaching efforts

3 months ago - 10 November 2017 | Environment

Lubrication Specialists (LS), a local Exxon Mobil oil distributor, donated a full year's supply of lubricants to the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) for use...

Transforming Namibia’s marine pollution preparedness

3 months ago - 03 November 2017 | Environment

Otis FinckMaritime Affairs acting director Patrick Silishebo says the finalisation of the National Plan approved by cabinet in April 2017 and the consequent establishment of...

Marine pollution under the spotlight

3 months ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

Otis Finck Namibia must conduct a comprehensive oil and chemical pollution risk assessment to ascertain the country’s oil and risk profile more accurately.The existing...

Arbor Day celebrated

3 months ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

Otis Finck Minister of agriculture, water and forestry John Mutorwa says modernising the wood energy sector can help revitalise rural economies and stimulate...

Environment

More can be done for...

3 months ago - 27 October 2017 | Environment

The number of people who have died in road accidents this year, has increased by 7% compared to last year. This was revealed during the...

Plastic bag levy coming soon

4 months ago - 13 October 2017 | Environment

Consumers in Swakopmund may soon have to fork out a little bit more each month for using plastic shopping bags at local shops.The first public...

Swakop to get environmental fund

4 months ago - 06 October 2017 | Environment

Adolf Kaure The management committee of the Swakopmund Town Council has approved the establishment of an environmental fund and committee. This was confirmed at last...

Dunes talk provides key information

4 months ago - 06 October 2017 | Environment

The Swakopmund Museum held a talk by Dr Joanna Nield titled 'Dynamic Sand Dunes of the Skeleton Coast'. The aeolian geomorphologist has been working in...

Freshwater turtle kept illegally at...

5 months ago - 21 September 2017 | Environment

Leandrea LouwThe owner of a pet shop in Walvis Bay was slapped with a fine by the ministry of environment and tourism (MET) this week...

Working towards a better environment...

5 months ago - 21 September 2017 | Environment

Leandrea Louw The municipality of Walvis Bay handed over cheques valued at N$60 900 to four beneficiaries. The cheques were awarded from its environmental...

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