News 2016

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  • Asser Ndeutepo, one of the former interns at NACSO, shares his experience at the youth heritage forum in Cape Town.

  • The 31st Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific – European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly took place from 8 – 15 June 2016 in Windhoek.

  • The longest day or night, 21 June 2016, will celebrate the tallest terrestrial mammal in the world with the theme ‘Putting people at the centre of giraffe conservation’ highlighting the importance...

  • Monika Shikongo

    The WWF Annual Conference took place last week in Livingstone, Zambia.

  • You may have seen many posts calling for conservationists to Save the Lions and Save the Elephants, and if you saw Thursday’s Namibian Newspaper, June 2, you may have read ...

  • Conservancy reps  with Minister Pohamba Shifeta

    The communal conservancy stand at the Tourism Expo, which took place from 18 – 21 May 2016, was a good opportunity to showcase Community Conservation. The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon...

  • Conservancy and NACSO reps at tourism expo

    The annual Tourism expo which took place at the Windhoek show grounds from 18 – 21 May 2016 was packed with people from different areas wanting to know about the Namibian tourism industry and some...

  • Chairman Bernard Hatzkin, pictured center

    At the Chairpersons’ Forum held on 25 & 26 April, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) initiated awards for conservancies in three categories: The Event Book Award, which recognises...

  • Elephants at Horshoe, Zambezi

    In March 2016, the BBC news crew documented a three part special report series on the future of African Elephants, focusing on problems facing their survival and how might they be saved.

  • In a press release from the Intergroup "Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside", the European Member of Parliament Karl-Heinz Florenz, President of the Intergroup, reports that over 80% of MEPs have...

  • Trophy hunting, or conservation hunting, as promoted in Namibia, has become a major debate globally with many people, especially animal rights groups, wishing to see an end to the practice.

  • NACSO welcomes Mekondjo Hitila and Annastasia Naiteta

    The two year Conservation Leadership Programme began in 2012 with the initiative to train young enthusiastic Namibian graduates to become future leaders in the Community Based Natural Resource...

  • Dominic Machili lost another cow to a lion

    If there was an Oscar for community conservation, then Salambala might be up for an award. Best Conservancy, perhaps?

  • Thikundja Ndando is an old man, blind in one eye. His language is Khwedam, one of the Bushman languages spoken in Namibia.

  • It was a bit like sitting in school with a grumpy teacher asking tough questions.

    “How many elephants?” “Three.”

    “Are you sure? What is written in the book, three or four?”

  • Zatrick Mbanga hippo attack

    Farmer Zatrick Mbanga greets you by tapping his right arm with his left hand, which he then extends for you to shake. He can’t give you his right hand. The arm was bitten off by a hippo. Human-...

  • It was the middle of the night when farmer Dominic Machili heard the dogs barking near the cattle kraal. He ran out with a friend who had a gun, fearful of another lion attack. Last week lions...

  • When the rains come to Namibia's north east, the elephants move to drier areas. This picture was snapped by Steve Felton close to Divundu, in Bwabwata National Park.

  • Britain’s Prince William, like his brother Harry and other royals, takes a keen interest in conservation. His father, the Duke of Edinburgh, was President of the WWF from 1981 to 1996.

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