Environment in Namibia

  • Namibia: MuliloLiambezi Fish Could Be Harvested for Drought Relief

    NAMIBIA, 2016/01/18 The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has vowed not to lift the fishing ban, despite a significant number of fish dying in shallow waters in Lake Liambezi, that is on the verge of drying up, as it did not receive significant inflows as a result of recurrent droughts. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has hinted that it could harvest the fish from Liambezi and from some fish ponds for distribution to drought affected residents. Because of the ban on freshwater fishing that was imposed - ironically to allow depleted fishing stocks to recover - the locals cannot collect the stranded fish that floundering in the shallow waters of Lake Liambezi.
  • Working Together For Migratory Birds And People Across Africa And Eurasia

    BOTSWANA, 2015/11/17 One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective nations have to collaborate to address common problems. Within the UN system it is as well recognized that this applies to the different Programmes, Conventions and Agreements set up over the years. That each of these bodies has a distinct niche and a clear role does not justify a bunker mentality. By synergizing, cooperating and collaborating they can find common cause with natural allies and seek compromises with those whose agendas do not necessarily match their own. AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, is a prime example of an organization that embodies this approach.
  • Citizens Nab Top Cop for Poaching in Namibia

    NAMIBIA, 2015/09/15 Some Hochfeld farmers arrested a senior police officer for poaching on Sunday next a 20-kilometre car chase. Police spokesperson deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed yesterday that the senior police officer who is based in Windhoek was arrested by the farmers and taken to a Hochfeld police station. Kanguatjivi said the officer, who cannot be named because he has not appeared in court, is in custody. The Namibian understands that the officer could not appear in court at Okahandja as scheduled yesterday because there were no prosecutors. He as well said the officer gave a statement and that if charged, he will be up for illegal hunting of protected species.
  • Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban Is the Question

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/21 Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African nations that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it. Trophy hunting, which is offered in 23 sub-Saharan African nations, generates an estimated US$201 million per year. Out of the 23 nations taking part in legal hunting activities, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa have the majority effective controls and the highest levels of transparency.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku

    NAMIBIA, 2013/08/14  Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku says the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) has been contracted to provide drought relief beneficiaries with meat products to supplement the maize meal they receive. Hausiku told the Governor of Kunene Josua //Hoebeb and regional councillors of this development at an emergency conference held at Opuwo where he had gone to familiarise himself with the drought situation in the Kunene Region. The region has been hit hard by drought for two consecutive years.
  • Namibia Grapples With Worst Drought in Decades

    NAMIBIA, 2013/08/14 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up support, inclunding nutrition education and infant feeding activities, in Namibia, which is currently facing its worst drought in three decades. According to the country's Directorate for Disaster Risk Management, all 13 regions have been affected by the drought, with major shortages of water, both for humans and animals, and food.
  • Moratorium On Timber to Be Lifted

    NAMIBIA, 2013/05/30 The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry says it will any minute at this time give in to public pressure to lift the moratorium on issuing permits for sawn timber. The forestry director in the ministry, Joseph Hailwa, told New Era yesterday that the ministry is at an advanced stage to lift the ban. "The public is calling on us to lift the ban, because timber is a source of gain for them. We will lift it in the course of the coming one or two months, because the pressure is growing from the public, but prime we need to put amount measures in place," said Hailwa.
  • Farms, Settlements Shrinking African Lion Habitat

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/24 The people of lions in sub-Saharan Africa is dwindling at a quick pace, according to a recent study, which found that lions have declined by additional than 75 % in the past 50 years, as farms and settlements proliferate. The study found that there are probably only around 32,000 lions still living on the continent. In 1960, there were as a lot of as 100,000 lions living in Africa. West African lions have experienced the greatest decline in people with only as few as 500 left in the region. Duke University researchers led the study, which was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.