Environment

Namibia’s desert lions in dire straits

22 hours ago | Environment

Following reports and photos received recently of the Obab lion pride that roams the central western area of the Palmwag concession and the Skeleton Coast around the Unyab river delta, including photos of an emaciated,...

Suspected avian flu being investigated

4 days ago - 14 January 2022 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Following a major outbreak of avian influenza in South Africa’s Western Cape a few months ago that killed almost 25 000 coastal seabirds, there is a distinct possibility that the disease...

Increase in whale strandings not a worrisome occurrence

1 week ago - 07 January 2022 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Fourteen 14 whale strandings and mortalities were recorded along Namibia’s coast, 10 of which were during December, and one in January, according to numbers provided to Erongo 24/7 by the...

Dolphin project calls for assistance

2 weeks ago - 31 December 2021 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Namibia Dolphin Project (NDP) has requested the public to report any seals with monitoring devices that they may find along the beaches. Three adult seals have been fitted with monitoring...

Damning conservation report ‘illegal and unethical’

3 weeks ago - 29 December 2021 | Environment

Windhoek • [email protected] Namibian communal conservancies have condemned an investigation by two environmental journalists into the country’s conservation programme, saying facts were twisted to suit their agenda and that it was conducted unethically and...

273 caught for wildlife crimes in 2021

4 weeks ago - 21 December 2021 | Environment

Windhoek • [email protected] total of 273 suspects were arrested in connection with wildlife crimes this year and 144 cases were registered.This is according to the...

Coastal park management plans launched

4 weeks ago - 21 December 2021 | Environment

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] Park management plans have been launched for the Skeleton Coast, Dorob and Namib-Naukluft national parks in the Erongo Region.At the same...

Latest giraffe numbers give hope

1 month - 16 December 2021 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] A report issued by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) headquartered in Namibia stated that since the last assessment by the International...

Protect Namibia’s natural resources

1 month - 29 November 2021 | Environment

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says the need to protect Namibia’s natural resources cannot be overemphasised, as it has a profound effect...

Air pollution: Namibia ‘skating on thin ice’

2 months ago - 18 November 2021 | Environment

The unregulated production of charcoal poses a serious health hazard to farmworkers who are exposed to life-threatening emissions without any recourse in sight, Auditor-General (AG)...

Hydrogeological map launched

3 months ago - 15 October 2021 | Environment

Windhoek • [email protected] The minister of agriculture, water and land reform says that, in his opinion, a total ban on prospecting and mining activities...

Beached whales no cause for concern

3 months ago - 06 October 2021 | Environment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Three whales have stranded in the past two weeks. Two humpback whales beached at Langstrand and in Henties Bay,...

Environment

Leading by example

3 months ago - 25 September 2021 | Environment

Close to 100 Namdock employees and locals joined people from 180 countries across the globe in support of World Clean-up Day and Coastal Clean-up Day...

Duitse skip kom Benguella bestudeer

4 months ago - 25 August 2021 | Environment

Windhoek ∙ [email protected] ’n Duitse navorsingskip, die RV Sonne, het Vrydag uit Duitsland vertrek om die Benguella-stelsel langs die Namibiese en Suid-Afrikaanse kus...

Gobabeb undertakes bio-diversity research

5 months ago - 14 August 2021 | Environment

Staff Reporter Some 100 kilometres south-east of the coastal town of Walvis Bay lies the Gobabeb Desert Research Station on the northern bank...

Biodiversiteitsdata nou geredelik beskikbaar

5 months ago - 31 July 2021 | Environment

Windhoek - [email protected] Namibië het vandeesmaand die 21ste land in Afrika geword wat as lid by die GBIF-netwerk aangesluit het – 'n internasionale organisasie...

Sustainability rewarded

7 months ago - 25 May 2021 | Environment

Windhoek • Steffi Balzar The Sustainable Development Awards were presented in the capital for the third time on Friday. Hosted by the Sustainable Development...

Rare blue whale beaches

8 months ago - 28 April 2021 | Environment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] A blue whale, which is a very rare species, was found floating in the ocean near Walvis Bay on...

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