Fighting for the Ultimate Predators

Famous for their peculiarly large ears and specific patterned pelts, the African wild dog is the fifth most endangered mammal in Africa. It is also the second most endangered predator on the continent. Many aspects of a day in the life of an African Wild Dog are quite surprising. Like for example, they are some of nature’s most well adapted …

Namibia Makes You Come Alive

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt.” A feature in Travel News Namibia titled Wanderlust has been growing in popularity amongst Namibians as it showcases the beautiful holiday locations spread across Namibia that are very affordable, assessable and essential destinations. 99FM’s MYD Earth sat down with the writer of the series and …

Garden Trees in Times of Drought

“There are many options for indigenous tress in your garden that are deciduous and can withstand both frost and drought.” With the threat of drought looming large, 99FM’s MYD Earth sat down with botanist, published author and lecturer at the Polytechnic of Namibia, Barbara Curtis to find out what the best trees to plant in your garden are especially in …

Following the Changes of Flagship Species to Understand the Environment

“A flagship species is a species that acts as a symbol for a habitat, issue, or environmental campaign. Focusing on, and achieving conservation of that species may also improve the status of many other species which share its habitat or are vulnerable to the same threats.” Once a year, responding to something unknown, thousands of flamingos take off from the …

Learning to Trust the Natural World

  “Programme participants will not only feel the powers of the sun in the Namib, but will experience first-hand the sun’s ability to light a room and to cook a meal.” The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) is a non-profit, Namibian trust established in 2003. Located 100 km south of Sesriem/Sossusvlei on the NamibRand Nature Reserve, NaDEET is touted …

The Values Children Learn Through Environmental Protection

  “Social values such as, love, compassion, tolerance and justice, these are the same values needed to protect biodiversity. As Namibians, the environment speaks to our spiritual and cultural customs and rituals. These customs in many ways teach us to protect, nurture and respect every aspect of nature, treating them as sacred” Learning to be green is something that will …

The Heroes of the Skies, Protecting Wildlife From Above

“The use of aircraft in conservation makes for the perfect synergy of man, machine and mission.” Aviation in conservation has played a major role over the past 10 years in the successes Namibia has celebrated when it comes to vulture tagging and monitoring of rhinos in remote and desolate locations. From the air, pilots have the advantage of height and …

Motivation to Help in the Conservation Effort

CBNRM, or Community Based Natural Resource Management, is one of Namibia’s greatest success stories when it comes to conservation. Prior to Namibia’s independence in 1990, wildlife populations in common areas had plummeted as a result of poaching and drought and natural resources across the country were under threat. In the mid-1980s an innovative program was introduced to inspire communal stewardship …

Contributing to the Beauty of our Country by Dealing with the Waste

  How does one of the cleanest countries on the African continent keep its reputation of purity? Well for one you need a team of motivated recyclers ensuring that everything that can be, is recycled. According to the Recycle Forum Namibia (RNF), with our 2.1 million people in Namibia and our 3000 tons of waste daily we need to dispose …