News 2019

  • NACSO and the MET are proud to launch the State of Community Conservation Report as a web site. The book will still be printed, but the site will be much more comprehensive, offering all of our...

  • Elephant in Bwabwata National Park

    African elephant herds, led by a matriarch, require vast space for movement. In some parts of Africa elephants migrate annually and usually follow historic migratory routes that lead to food and...

  • The facts are speaking. Dr Chris Bown of the Namibian Chamber of the Environment asks us all to spread the facts as outlined by...

  • What can you do about plastic pollution? Two students have founded a small organisation that is organising clean up campaigns in Windhoek and other towns. Stefanie Urban and Kai Kleingunther gave...

  • CBNRM practitioners at the wildlife monitoring, quota setting and adaptive management meeting

    Natural resources management activities remain a core priority for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), conservation communities and support organisations. The mission of the Directorate...

  • South African delegates with Bamunu conservancy committee and staff members

    A group of South African delegates from various governmental conservation organizations; Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South African National Parks, South Africa National...

  • Black rhinos are listed as endangered and this is mainly as a result of poaching for their horns. Despite the challenges the rhino faces, Namibia is home to the largest free-roaming population of...

  • The average person eats and drinks a coat hanger worth of plastic every month, according to the World Wildlife Fund. On average we consume five grams of plastic every week - the equivalent of a...

  • The United States of America Ambassador to Namibia - Lisa Johnson, together with the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism (MET)- Hon. Bernadette Jagger and Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Chief...

  • On Friday 20 September millions of young people worldwide, joined by business people, NGOs and individuals who care for the environment marched for action to combat climate change. If decisive and...

  • The rivers of Africa were once common resources for people, not borders between them. Transboundary conservation areas are bringing these resources together again, and transboundary forums bring...

  • A burning question

    This week the world’s attention has turned to Brazil and the bonfire being made of the Amazon rainforest. While the destruction of the lungs of the world...

  • The 2019 CITES meeting taking place in Geneva from 17 to 28 August is concerned with the extinction of species, and so is this web site. Every week this page adds articles from the press and...

  • Judy Melekie and Hilde Nathinge

    In the past it was seen as a taboo for a woman to speak out in public or be in a leadership position, but times have changed; women are taking the lead in various sectors. In communal...

  • NACSO's AGM

    It has been 23 years since the NACSO concept was conceived. According to NACSO Constitution, the aim of the...

  • Camera trap photo of elephant

    Habitat and wildlife are critical resources that contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of communities and nations. For that reason, communities need to conserve their natural resources...

  • Conservancy chairpersons and managers, with MET and NGOs CBNRM officals

    On 17-18 July 2019, conservancys' chairpersons, managers and CBNRM officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and conservancy support organisations gathered in Otjiwarongo, for the the...

  • CCFN's interaction meeting

    “It is my pleasure to invite you to a brief get together on behalf of the Community Conservation Fund of Namibia (CCFN) in the NACSO boardroom,” said Tapiwa Makiwa, CEO of the Community...

  • Fire: the biggest danger to forests

    The Ministry meeting looked at the conservation and restoration of the ‘Caprivi State Forest’, which lies in Zambezi – formerly Caprivi – Region, along the border to Zambia, and is a state forest...

  • Workshop participants

    “This is the third year that we are coming together to sharpen up conservancies to comply”, said Bennett Kahuure, Deputy Director of Parks and Wildlife at the MET, who opened the Good Governance...

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