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Wild Africa Fund and OneAfrica partner to Increase Awareness About Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

      Wild Africa Fund, an organisation dedicated to popularising wildlife conservation across Africa, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with OneAfrica in Namibia. This collaboration, officially launching on May 30th 2024, has already commenced with the broadcast of ‘Music for Wildlife’ concerts from Saturday 25 May 2024. This multifaceted partnership spans both television and radio, leveraging the extensive reach and influence of OneAfrica to amplify Wild Africa […]

todayMay 29, 2024 11 2


El Niño drought leaves Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba only 13% full: a disaster for people and wildlife

    By Joshua Matanzima, The University of Queensland   Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Niño drought. The country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared a national disaster. Historian and social scientist Joshua Matanzima grew up at Lake Kariba and has spent the past 10 years researching socioeconomic life there. He discusses the impact of the latest drought on the people of […]

todayApril 15, 2024 12


Analysis of largest elephant surveys ever shows stable population, but disturbing trends

    By Jim Tan via Mongabay   New research comparing data from the two largest-ever elephant surveys reveals the overall population in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is stable, but also uncovers some concerning local trends. Elephant numbers in Botswana, home to more elephants than any other country, are stable overall, but declining numbers in areas where hunting is permitted, and increasing numbers in protected areas, suggest underlying […]

todayApril 11, 2024 12


Environment Ministry Denounces Illegal Poaching Incident in Mangetti National Park

The Environment, Forestry, and Tourism Ministry strongly condemns the illegal poaching activity discovered within the Mangetti National Park, where three members of the NDF were apprehended with dried game meat from Eland, Kudu, and Wildebeest, lacking the necessary permits. The perpetrators are scheduled to appear in the Rundu Magistrate Court to face charges. Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda.  

todayMarch 25, 2024 6


Rhinos can’t sweat, making them vulnerable to overheating: global warming could wipe them out in southern Africa

    By Timothy Randhir, UMass Amherst   Southern Africa is home to 22,137 of the world’s 23,432 white and black African rhinos. But they’re facing grave threats because of a warming planet. Now, the first study of how climate change affects rhinos in southern Africa has found that they will cease to exist in the region’s national parks by 2085 if the world takes the worst-case scenario climate change […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 8


Black rhinos moved to Kenya’s Loisaba Conservancy as species recovers

A black rhino in Loisaba Conservancy. Image courtesy of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. By Graeme Green via Mongabay Twenty-one critically endangered black rhinos have been safely delivered to Loisaba Conservancy in northern Kenya from other parts of the country, part of a wider mission to secure the long-term future of the species in Kenya. “It’s been a massive operation,” says Tom Silvester, CEO of Loisaba Conservancy, who oversaw the […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024 15


Environment Ministry flags increase in Pangolin trafficking

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism has confiscated 18 pangolin skins, 12 live pangolins, and 146 pangolin scales from September to November this year. This resulted in 23 criminal cases, with 38 suspects arrested, surpassing combined cases for elephants and rhinos. Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda says the majority of incidents took place in the northern regions of the country.

todayDecember 19, 2023 1


Namibian records decrease in rhino poaching: Shifeta

  The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, on Monday said in his end-of-year statement that poaching remains an issue in Namibia, despite the recorded decrease over the year 2023. According to Shifeta, 48 rhinos were poached in 2023 compaered to 92 in the previous year, while eight elephants were poached in 2023, compared to four in 2022. Wildlife conservation continues to face the challenges of poaching, habitat […]

todayDecember 19, 2023 2


Uukongo waali paveta onkee uli eshongo moshilongo-Pohamba Shifeta

Minister gomidhingoloko,omakuti nomapashiyono Pohamba Shifeta okwati uukongo waali paveta onkee wuli eshongo moshilongo,nonando ya dhidhilika eshonopalo lyuukongo nuumvo. Minister tati oompanda 48 odha dhipagwa nuumvo,okuyeleka noompanda 92 mo 2022,omanga oondjamba 8 dha dhipagwa nuumvo,okuyeleka na 4 mo 2022. Ta gwedhako kutya oku kalekapo uunshitwe onkee sha taalela eshongo lyuukongo,niikolokosha pokati kaantu niithitukuti,iinima mbyoka tayi tsikile okushuna monima omapondolo oku kalekapo uunshitwe niithitukuti. Tati oya pumbwa okwiimanga kumwe onga aanipambuliko oku […]

todayDecember 19, 2023 4 2 3