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September 13, 2017 10:14 PM Africa seeks to strengthen heritage sites management

WINDHOEK. - In an effort to promote economic development and solve complex conservation challenges facing world heritage sites, the African World Heritage Fund Patron and former President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba will host a business leader’s breakfast event in Namibian Capital, Windhoek today. The African World Heritage Fund is an initiative of the African 170

September 13, 2017 4:31 AM French man dies touring Fish River Canyon

Windhoek - A French tourist died of heat exhaustion and thirst in the Fish River Canyon in Namibia at the weekend after he went missing while touring the world-famous site. The tourist disappeared on Friday after becoming separated from his friend, Lourens Pouyol, while hiking through the canyon, a Namibian newspaper reported on Monday. "We don't know how they lost each other 120

September 12, 2017 8:12 PM 'Culling increases Namibian seal population'

South African-based conservation groups have appealed to the Namibian government to stop killing seals, and to turn its seal population into an income-earning tourist attraction. The appeal was made by Francois Hugo of Seal Alert-SA, Herbert Henrich of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Celeste Houseman, the campaign manager of the Namibian Society 131

September 12, 2017 4:25 AM Don't ease ivory trade ban, urges Leakey

London - Easing a total ban on ivory trading could lead to the devastation of elephant populations in Asia and Africa, conservationist Richard Leakey said on Monday. Leakey, who is also a leading palaeontologist, said moves by five African countries to reinstate a legal ivory trade at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) 71

September 7, 2017 12:27 PM 17 schools to take part in heritage and history competition

The Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) will host its 10th edition of its School Clubs and Museum Exhibition Competition (SCAMX) in Otjiwarongo, on 13 to 14 September, at the Out of Africa Town Hotel. The competition involves school History and Culture Clubs in research and exhibition design and will bring 17 schools from different parts of the country 227

September 5, 2017 9:53 AM SA backs legal rhino horn trade

Cape Town - South Africa’s government is backing the legalisation of trade in rhino horns in an effort to stem poaching of the endangered animals. “South Africa cannot continue to be held hostage by the syndicates slaughtering our rhinos,” Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa told reporters today in Pretoria, the capital. “The establishment 95

September 3, 2017 12:42 AM North Korea’s Latest Crime: Pushing African Rhinos Toward Extinction

A legal auction of rhino horns in South Africa will give cover to Kim Jong Un’s dirty business trading in pieces of dead endangered wildlife. CALABAR, Nigeria—The first ever legal auction of rhino horn began in South Africa late last month. John Hume, the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd, an online auction in which 264 horns were up for sale, and he will carry 110

August 29, 2017 7:19 AM Namibia: Locals Bagged in Rhino Poaching Incident

A school teacher was among the six people who were arrested recently in relation to rhino poaching in the country, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said. The arrest were made after a carcass was discovered poached in the Klip river area in the Kunene Region and staff members of the ministry observed suspicious movements which were followed up together 126

August 28, 2017 6:31 AM Australia launches shark drones to protect beaches

The Little Ripper drones use artificial intelligence to distinguish sharks from dolphins and surfers in real time, warning swimmers of what lies beneath. Australia is famous for a few things: sunshine, excellent beaches and a huge array of deadly animals that will bite/poison/sting you at a moment's notice. With that in mind, a group of researchers have created 141

August 26, 2017 9:01 PM Australia to launch beach-protecting, AI-powered shark drones

The Little Ripper drones use artificial intelligence to distinguish sharks from dolphins and surfers in real time, warning swimmers of what lies beneath. Australia is famous for a few things: sunshine, excellent beaches and a huge array of deadly animals that will bite/poison/sting you at a moment's notice. With that in mind, a group of researchers have created 135