In Namibia, Rhino and Elephant Poaching Continues to Decline

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Rhino and elephant poaching is significantly down in Namibia, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism. In Namibia, Rhino and Elephant Poaching Continues to Decline

Namibia auctions 170 elephants amid uproar from conservationists


The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT) in Namibia has finalized plans to sell over 170 wild elephants. As such, only about 5,688 elephants can be said to belong to Namibia. Compared to other African countries, Namibia’s elephant population is low.


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Tourism Boycott Heats up as Namibia Prepares to Kill 91,000 Seals

Green Prophet

The lesser known hunt in Namibia? I interviewed him for a story that was published today in The Ecologist ; he claims that his operation is the ‘best worst option out there,’ but animal rights activists disagree and have launched a campaign to boycott all of Namibia’s key industries until the government ends the annual, brutal slaughter of 91,000 seals for their fur and body parts.

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

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Hatem Yavuz is the King of Seal Killers

Green Prophet

Hatem Yavuz buys the pelts of every one of the 86,000 seal pups that are slaughtered every year in Namibia. Every year in Namibia, 86,000 Cape Fur Seal pups are butchered to death and only one man has the contract to turn their fur into so-called fashionable apparel. Green Prophet recently caught up with Pat Dickens, founder of the Seals of Nam, a non-profit organization that has been campaigning to end Namibia’s annual seal cull on the Cape Cross Seal Reserve.

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Heroines for the Planet: Cheetah Conservation Fund Founder Dr. Laurie Marker

Eco Chic

We spoke to Dr. Marker about what cheetahs are up against around the world, her recent Clinton Global Initiative commitment, and what it’s like to live in Namibia, Africa. As I traveled to Namibia several times during the 1970s and 1980s I saw that cheetahs were considered vermin and were being killed at an alarming rate. Lindsay: In 1991, you sold your possessions and moved to Namibia to help save the cheetahs and co-create CCF.

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How eco-friendly are barbecues?

Green (Living) Review

If you are shopping on price, and there are some who will, no doubt have to, alas, that charcoal will arrive typically via Felixstowe on a giant container ship from Namibia, 5,000 miles away, of from other, far away places. Charcoal producers, in Namibia, and elsewhere, are paid by the tonne, and it is easy to chop down a large, protected tree, so charcoal is fueling deforestation. A 2010 investigation, “Namibia's Black Gold?”,

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Honeybee swarm kills 63 African penguins


African penguins who live on the islands and along the coast of Namibia and South Africa have already been the casualties of hunting, fishing, mining, oil and gas drilling and climate change. Sixty-three endangered African penguins were the victims of a tragic attack last week.

Termite technology to shape new ‘breathing’ buildings

Green (Living) Review

Dr Rupert Soar, a reader in sustainable technologies at Nottingham Trent University, and an expert in biomimetics, will travel to India and Namibia to digitally scan and analyse a variety of termite mounds. We believe as a team we have found the same principle in termite mounds in Namibia, except instead of using muscles to breathe, the termites construct a mound which uses the complex energy in turbulent wind to do the same thing.”

Why Are Rhinos Endangered?


A number of southern African countries like South Africa and Namibia had, for a time, stymied poaching through the use of strong law enforcement with intensive monitoring in areas that are specifically state-protected. Wildlife management policies of Namibia and South Africa heavily promote locally-managed, commercial use of wildlife, and are thereby encouraging the adoption of wildlife as a form of private land use [5]. Rhino couple in Namibia.

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Solar-powered motorbikes help rangers protect African wildlife from poachers


Related: Namibia auctions 170 elephants amid uproar from conservationists “Solar power, new technology, and a new category of vehicles that help save endangered species in Africa.

Flora and Fauna: Definition, Importance and Examples


The welwitschia resilience inspired Namibia’s rugby team to adopt its name as its own. Two hundred million years ago, Earth looked very different. There was only one supercontinent Pangaea, surrounded by a single ocean Panthalassa.

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Why Do We Need National Parks & Why Are They Important?


1 The Etosha National Park, Namibia. This and much more comes together in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. They often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But we would all agree that our world is full of breathtaking views of lush valleys, spectacular mountain tops, pristine rivers and many more. It would be impossible to discount the natural beauty of the landscapes of the Grand Canyon in the U.S.

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Lebanon Joins CITES: Can we Stop Killing Everything Now?

Green Prophet

Africa’s elephants and rhinos have been getting a lot of attention in the international press recently as syndicated poaching groups grow more vigilant and organized, decimating hundreds of the last remaining populations in South Africa, Namibia and elsewhere. Only 177 countries behind the times, Lebanon has finally joined the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), The Daily Star reports.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

African penguins lived and bred on islands off the coasts of Namibia and South Africa. There is another mainland colony in South Africa and one in Namibia. African penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. At Boulders Beach , it’s all about the penguins. From the moment you pull into the parking area at this reserve just to the south of Cape Town, South Africa, the black-and-white birds are impossible to miss.

The Oldest Living Things in the World Project

Green Living Ideas

Mosses and lichens that survive live in remote, desolate places, hidden underground forests in Africa, 12,000 year old creosote bushes and yucca cacti in the Mojave in California, and the oddly captivating mirabilis (featured in the bottom right of the collage below), a squid-like cactus thing from Namibia. There are so many wonders from our wide world! I recently read about Rachel Sussman’s incredible project to document the oldest living things in the world.

Companies we love: The Base Project (and a Giveaway!)

Green Living Ideas

Namibia is home to an expansive landscape, fantastical wildlife and thriving tribal cultures. Yet the nation is also plagued with many humanitarian issues: high rates of HIV infection, lack of quality education and work opportunities, shortages of fresh water and food. The Base Project , founded by twin brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, hopes to alleviate some of these concerns with their community development and support the local communities of the Himba and Herero tribes.

India Wants To Reintroduce Cheetahs

Eco Friendly Daily

India has proposed introducing eighteen cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia. Trophy hunting and poaching has been an issue around the world for centuries. Numerous species have fallen victim to poaching and trophy hunting and have become extinct. One of these species is the Asiatic cheetah. The Asiatic cheetah was native to central and western India. However, poaching and trophy hunting decimated their numbers and caused their eventual extinction around 1950.

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1 Kilogram of Spongy Fabric Traps 3.4 Liters of Fog Water

Green Prophet

The current samples are optimized by the day and night temperature variations experienced in places like the Namib Desert in Namibia, though it seems that it would be equally effective in humid Gulf countries, where clean drinking water comes at a premium. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (EUT) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a fabric that traps water molecules present in fog.

Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Community-based wildlife management in Namibia is succeeding on conservation and social outcomes, but struggles with financial sustainability. Jellyfish are uniquely efficient swimmers, according to a new metric that compares across different sizes and body shapes. Photo credit: Andrew Morrell /Flickr via a Creative Commons license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

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A Long Journey to 5,000 Birds: 34 Years, 6 Continents, & 47 Countries

Nature Conservancy - Science

1 of 9 Lilac-breasted Roller in Namibia. Photo © Tim Boucher 3 of 9 A Rosy-faced Lovebird in Namibia. I remember the day vividly. It was my brother’s 18th birthday. A friend gave him a book on the birds of Southern Africa. We looked out the window and saw a bunch of little brown birds. We managed to identify them — mostly Cape Sparrows and House Sparrows — and later that week we found a Streaky-headed Canary.

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India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

To accomplish this, &Beyond will pay for the initial relocation of a breeding pair of cheetah from Namibia to India. | Kanha Roars Back |. T wo young Royal Bengal tigers are gorging themselves on freshly-killed chital. This is the moment I had come on safari in India for. The moment everyone comes for. I feel safe atop my massive Indian elephant. Tigers and elephants honor an age-old truce not to mess with each other—I’m hopeful, if not entirely convinced.) Soon, we’re within 15 feet.

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Wanted: Crew Member to Sea Expedition

Green (Living) Review

On the expedition that sails between Walvis Bay, Namibia to Montevideo, Uruguay (Jan 5th – Feb 4th), Electrolux and 5 Gyres will be trawling the South of the Atlantic, for plastic. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Electrolux and the well renowned research organization 5 Gyres are going on a joint expedition where Electrolux and 5 Gyres are trawling the South Atlantic for plastic.

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Poisoning Vultures Will Come Back to Bite Us

Nature Conservancy - Science

A single poached elephant in Namibia killed 600 vultures from that one poisoned carcass.”. The world’s vultures are in crisis. Of 22 species worldwide, 75% are in decline. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature ’s red list, nine species are critically endangered, three are endangered, four are near threatened, and only six are of least concern. Vultures fill a unique ecological niche.

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Green safari company launches carbon research project

Green Traveler Guides

The company, which is known for its commitment to sustainable responsible travel and community empowerment, owns and operates 46 luxury lodges and camps in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and India. The spekboom (or pork bush) is a remarkable “super plant.” Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Bontebok Can’t Jump: The Most Dramatic Conservation Success You’ve Never Heard About

Nature Conservancy - Science

In fact, I saw my first bontebok on a private reserve outside Etosha National Park in Namibia – more than 1,000 miles from the antelope’s home range. Bontebok. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller. Make a list of the best-known African animals, and the bontebok isn’t going to make the cut. Chances are, you’ve never even heard of this antelope. But the bontebok deserves a place in the annals of conservation history.

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Quick Study: Counterinsurgency, Anyone? How Conservation Can Better Prepare for ‘Wicked’ Problems

Nature Conservancy - Science

We cannot spend our way to a solution in Afghanistan any more than we can in Borneo or the Great Barrier Reef or Namibia or the Amazon. Image: 1939 English cartoon about warfare and various defenses in nature (detail). Image credit: Smabs Sputzer /Flickr through a Creative Commons license. The Study: Game, E.T., E.Meijaard, D. Sheil, & E. McDonald-Madden. Conservation in a wicked complex world; challenges and solutions. Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/conl.12050.

UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

Green Blog

Angola, Botswana and Namibia were gripped by severe drought. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released their annual State of the Climate report this past Sunday, to coincide with the World Meteorological Day. The report confirms that recent extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, heat waves and tropical cyclones around the world, are linked to human-caused climate change.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

In 2011, Global Witness , an international NGO established to publicize links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty and corruption, alleged that Zimbabwe’s secret police, the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO), received clandestine financing from individuals linked to corporations owned by Israeli business moguls, including Lev Leviev, his brother, Moshe Hallak, and Eliezer Nefussy, an Israeli living in Namibia. Investing in African Agriculture.

The Money Behind Northwest Coal Exports

Sightline Daily

Bannerman Resources : Based in Australia, Bannerman owns 80% of a uranium mining project in Namibia. Copyright Paul K. Anderson, used with permission If you’ve been following the Northwest coal export debate, you’ve probably heard of Ambre Energy —the struggling Australian firm that’s behind two of the three remaining coal terminal proposals in Washington and Oregon.

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American trophy hunter may get permit to bring slain rhino home


An American trophy hunter donates $400,000 to an anti-poaching organization in Namibia in exchange for the privilege of killing an endangered rhinoceros. With fewer than 2,000 black rhinos left in Namibia — and with rhino poaching on the rise — now is the time to ensure that every living black rhino remains safe in the wild. Nearly half of the world’s surviving black rhinos live in Namibia and are listed as critically endangered.

Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

million dollars were spent on conservation in El Salvador and Bangladesh, respectively, more than $30 million is spent annually on conservation in places like Costa Rica or Namibia¹ — countries with much smaller populations and with comparatively less environmental degradation. The $30 million annual spending figure for Costa Rica and Namibia is based on my calculations from data in Waldron et al.

Shine Bright with Recycled Metal Jewelry: 5 Sustainable Picks

Eco Chic

When it’s not possible to recycle they source ethically from the Canadian arctic, Namibia and work with the Tanzania Women Miner’s Association (TAWOMA). Last week, I took a quick time-traveling trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which re-opened my eyes to the creative ways that we have loved to adorn ourselves. From lip plates to nose rings humans love to pluck beauty from nature (think opals, gold, and bronze), and carry it on our bodies and through our lives.

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Feminism and Climate Change: Ama Budge Speaks Out on Why WOC Can’t Be Left Out

Eco Chic

The droughts happening across South Africa, in Zimbabwe and in Namibia are massively reducing crops and agriculture, and people are being forced to move. Whether the effects of climate change are manageable—whether the future women of the world are able to sink or swim—is up to us and the decisions we make today. It’s critical that as many people as possible are involved in decision-making. . By Odharnait Ansbro for News Deeply , (reprinted with permission).

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Global Eye

The Green Changemakers

Travelling Without Money to Istanbul’s Travel House

Green Prophet

During their largest expedition ten of them covered more than 30,000 km in Russia, Georgia, Middle East, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, and Namibia. A place where you can stay for free in Istanbul, meet other travellers and exchange travel experiences? The Serbia Travel Club made their crazy idea reality, and Istanbul’s Travel House was open for everyone. I paid them an overnight visit in Istanbul and rediscovered how enriching travelling can be.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] ICLEI Case Studies profile locally-based projects that support sustainability. Each study documents: the local context of the project the anatomy of the project results lessons learned the project's replication potential budgeting and financial issues Please note: Case Studies 1 - 55 will be available soon.

AGROPOLIS The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture

The Green Changemakers

AGROPOLIS The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture Edited by Luc J.A. Mougeot Earthscan/ IDRC 2005 ISBN 1-84407-232-0 e-ISBN 1-55250-186-8 308 pp. Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide, and a sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world.

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

What is Green Economy?

The Green Changemakers

Namibia is managing its natural resources to generate economic, social, and environmental benefits. By Manish Bapna and John Talberth The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions.

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Entrepreneurs of the Natural World Show Case Their Ground Breaking Solutions to the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

A pioneering water harvesting system to recycle steam from cooling towers and allowing buildings to collect their own water supplies from the air inspired by the way the Namib Desert Beetle of Namibia harvests water from desert fogs.

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