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March 17, 2014 7:23 AM New fisheries monitoring system unveiled

WALVIS BAY – The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau has urged all fishing companies that have not yet installed the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) of the ministry, that is supposed to monitor activities of fishing vessels at sea, to do so urgently. Esau made the request during the commissioning of the N$1.3 million monitoring system 66

February 25, 2014 1:51 PM Money raised from black rhino hunt earmarked for Namibian conservation efforts

Scientists working to grow rhino populations in Namibia have announced plans for the $350,000 raised in a recent Dallas Safari Club auction. A petition by anti-hunting groups, however, could block the additional conservation funding. Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism officials say the funds will be used for law enforcement training, patrol 112

February 17, 2014 7:01 AM National wetland policy on the cards

BWABWATA – The Ministry of Environment and Tourism will in the next two years start to finalise the draft national policy on wetlands to provide the policy framework and guidance to the management of wetlands. The ministry will also establish the National Committee on Wetlands as provided for under the Ramsar Convention to spearhead the national wetland 120

February 15, 2014 11:30 AM Poaching threatens rare Asian anteaters

Docile and nocturnal, pangolins are disappearing rapidly in the face of "industrial scale" trafficking. Singapore - Three-year-old Wanita, the scales that cover her body like a suit of armour stained from a recent roll in the mud, ambles around the compound behind the pangolin exhibit at Singapore's Night Safari searching out the ants and termites that are her staple 127

February 7, 2014 1:31 PM WWF achieves success in tech solutions to Namibian wildlife crime

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced successful first-year results of testing technological solutions in Namibia to detect and prevent wildlife crime, with the illegal wildlife trade estimated to be worth up to US$10 billion annually. HumanIPO reported in December 2012 WWF had been granted US$5 million through the Google Global Impact Awards in order 109

February 6, 2014 12:31 AM How Can India Defeat its World-Record Smog? (Op-Ed)

Last week as I was driving through Delhi, dense clouds obscured the roads, making me feel almost like I was home in foggy San Francisco. Traffic nearly came to a standstill as visibility fell so low that my colleague and I could barely see the vehicles just a few car lengths ahead. Much like in the Bay Area, folks were going about their business as if this was a common 139

January 13, 2014 2:36 AM €250,000 auction to kill rhino sparks uproar

Big game hunters from across the US were winding up a four-day annual jamboree in Dallas last night where the highlight was an auction to raise money to save the black Rhino in Africa. The top lot: a permit to shoot one. The Dallas Safari Club confirmed that when the gavel dropped at Saturday evening's sale, the permit to hunt a single black rhino in Namibia 116

December 13, 2013 11:55 PM Kakadu haunted by toxic sludge

To the Jawoyn people of southern Kakadu, it is known as buladjang, or "sickness country" - pockets of land not fit for regular habitation. It was here, they believed, that the creation ancestor Bula ended his travels and left his spirit underground. Only recently have scientists found a correlation between mineral deposits such as uranium and the location 137

November 22, 2013 10:35 AM Namibia's Skeleton Coast: The most pristine place in Africa?

From the air, the bleak shoreline of the Skeleton Coast looks wonderful -- a deep green sea, fringed with surf, breaks over a shore receding into infinite dunes. The Benguela Current rushes in, urgent and strong, hurtling the chilling Atlantic into the fierce heat of the Namib. Whale and seal skeletons from the former whaling industry still litter the coastline 160