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October 10, 2017 5:58 AM SA to help black rhino to return to Chad

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country next year, decades after it was last seen there. Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa 136

October 8, 2017 11:51 PM Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa to Chad,” said a government statement. The last time a rhino was spotted in Chad was in 1972, according to official documents Chad submitted to South Africa. The animals should be airlifted to Chad’s 143

October 3, 2017 12:42 PM Park Talk looks at thorny topic of trophy hunting in communal conservancies

The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre is hosting a Park Talk this Thursday 05 October at 18:00. The Park Talk in collaboration with the Namibia Nature Foundation will address the issue of repositioning hunting, particularly trophy hunting in Namibia’s communal conservancies. The talk is open to the public for questions and debate. According to the organisers 89

October 1, 2017 2:20 PM Touring Namibia by car

Driving across Namibia can be tricky, but the reward is inspiring landscapes. With environmental protection written into its constitution, Namibia is an ideal destination in the UN’s year of sustainable tourism. It’s as if you can see all the way to the horizon. Not a hint of haze in the crisp, clear, see-through air, not a person in sight. Wide-open 225

September 23, 2017 6:22 AM VIDEO: OLLI celebrates homecoming of 2000km rhino expedition on World Rhino Day

Fittingly on World Rhino Day (22 September), the One Land Love It (OLLI) team, designated by Port Elizabeth businessman and rhino activist, Wayne Bolton; concluded their OLLI Frontier Rhino Ride Expedition at the Donkin Reserve on Friday afternoon. Bolton wheeled off on a 2000km mountain bicycle ride from Port Elizabeth, through Eastern Cape, to KwaZulu-Natal 112

September 22, 2017 3:00 AM HOEDSPRUIT: Celebrate World Rhino Day with HESC

Poaching statistics released by the Department for Environmental Affairs in February 2017 show 1 054 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone during 2016, a figure that equates to almost three rhinos being killed every day. In just a decade, more than 7 137 African rhinos have been lost to poaching. HESC’s Adine Roode says while Rhino Art involves local 115

September 17, 2017 7:53 AM Over 2000 gold coins recovered from ancient Portuguese shipwreck

Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's most important finds, remain a hidden treasure. Relics stored in a dimly lit warehouse 123

September 16, 2017 1:03 PM In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away

Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep. 15, 2017 8:17 am ORANJEMUND, Namibia (AP) — Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's 113

September 16, 2017 11:05 AM Who loves animals more, a big-game hunter or a big-city dog lover? Inside ‘Trophy’ and its complex ideas

Philip Glass is walking through the African Mammal Hall at the Natural History Museum, pointing out which of the species on display he’s shot and killed in his life. There’s the giraffe and greater kudu, the cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. But the animal he’s most proud of hunting is the lion. Last year, Glass — not the composer, but a rancher who breeds 109

September 15, 2017 3:02 AM Jolie effect helps Namibian tourism defy economic slump

Walvis Bay (Namibia) (AFP) - Charmed is the tourist who visits Namibia. And like more and more foreigners, Anouk Den Otter took the plunge and travelled to the southern African country to marvel at its legendary natural beauty. In the middle of the southern hemisphere's winter, Den Otter and her new husband defied the cold to canoe through a seal reserve 256