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Endangered by the illegal trade in rhino horn, much of which is exported to China in a trade largely operated by Chinese citizens: White Rhino at Okaukuejo, Oshikoto, Namibia. Photo: Paolo Lucciola via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

China must take responsibility for its citizens' wildlife crimes in Africa

Namibian Chamber of Environment

6th January 2017

Chinese citizens are responsible for much of the wildlife crime taking place in Namibia, inflicting immense damage to the country's environment, and undermining community based conservation, writes the Namibian Chamber of Environment in this Open Letter to China's Ambassador Xin Shunkang. China must act to stop its citizens' criminal activities, and invest in making good the damage caused. more...
Drilling and blasting creates large volumes of radioactive dust. Photo: Andrey Serebryakov

Uranium mining threatens South Africa‘s iconic Karoo

Dr Stefan Cramer

28th April 2016

Almost entirely unknown to the outside world, and even to most local residents, hundreds of square kilometres of South Africa's Karoo dryland have been bought up by uranium mining companies, writes Dr Stefan Cramer. With no strategic assessment of the industry's devastating impacts and massive water demand, official permission could soon be granted for vast open pit mines. more...
 Memorial stone to Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson.

Flight 103: it was the Uranium

Patrick Haseldine

6th January 2014

Mystery continues to surround the 1988 downing of Panam Flight 103 at Lockerbie - who did it, how, and why? After 25 years study of the topic Patrick Haseldine reveals the shocking truth. more...
San vs wild: what the San can teach us about living with climate change

San vs wild: what the San people can teach us about living with climate change

Ruth Styles

23rd May, 2012

Once derided as backwards, the southern African San tribe’s love of nature is now bringing them real rewards, as well as offering an insight into how humans can survive with little or no water. Ruth Styles travelled to meet them in Namibia more...
Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

Namibia's 'cruel' seal hunt sparks calls for tourism boycott

Tafline Laylin

12th April, 2012

In the lead up to the new seal hunting season, activists have expressed dismay over the failure of Namibia to halt its annual slaughter of 91,000 Cape Fur seals more...
Wilderness

The human face of conservation: bringing community and wildlife together

Ruth Styles

1st December, 2011

Across Africa, the traditional idea of safari parks is getting an overhaul - and where once locals were excluded, models with community involvement are finding long-term success more...
Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant

Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant

Ruth Styles

28th July, 2011

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson’s stunning images highlight the luminous beauty of Africa’s elephants, says Ruth Styles, and show why ending the ivory trade is more important than ever more...
single bull

Among necessary giants: why we can’t afford to lose the elephant

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

27th July, 2011

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson, authors of Walking Thunder, explain why the survival of the elephant is critical for our own future more...
Ross Bowers

Q&A: Ross Bowers, Challenge4aCause

Henry Gass

8th July, 2011

Launched in 2009 to raise funds to protect Namibia’s endangered black rhino population, Challenge4aCause’s Ross Bowers sat down with Henry Gass to talk conservation, tourism and why poaching is still a threat more...
springbok

The Really Wild Show: Namibia's pioneering conservancies

Ruth Styles

12th May, 2011

From the endless red dunes of the south to the teeming game reserves of Damaraland, Namibia is home to some of the world’s most important eco-systems. Ruth Styles went to find out how local people are helping to preserve them more...
Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

Ecologist Film Unit journalist beaten by seal hunters

Ecologist

20th July, 2009

Ecologist Film Unit journalist Jim Wickens has been attacked and later convicted of trespass as he filmed the slaughter of seals on the Namibian coast more...
Cape gannets feeding their young at Lambert's Bay, South Africa

Overfishing sends Cape gannet ecosystem haywire

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Cape gannet chicks are facing starvation as a result of overfishing of sardines and anchovies off the coast of southern Africa, as well as an increase in predation by other species affected by the food shortage more...

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