Plastic Peril

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we hear from the CEO of the Namibian Chamber of Environment, Dr. Chris Brown, on the current state of plastic waste both locally and globally. Dr. Brown shares here the impact of the way in which we use plastic and what affect this has on both our health and our environment. Dr. …

Hypothesising about the Origins of Some Namibian Rock Art

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to a Namibian Artist whose research into the origins of the Brandberg White Lady has lead to an interesting hypothesis. Sharing his opinion as an artist, Linus Malherbe, has drawn deductions based on artistic style that offer an interesting opinion to this world-renowned piece of art’s origins. Take a listen …

Waste Less, Live More

With the World talking our waste crisis and our global pollution problem, in this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we sit down with the world-renowned speaker on the topic of Zero Waste, Bea Johnson.  Bea has spoken all over the globe about her Zero Waste Lifestyle and her book, Zero Waste Home, which has been translated into 20 languages. Invited to Namibia by Christina …

Sticking our Necks Out for Giraffe

The World Celebrates World Giraffe Day on the 21st of June every year. While these charismatic species have captured our hearts, it was recently uncovered that their populations have dwindled. Today Giraffe are considered vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, Stephanie Fennessy, from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation joins us in studio to …

Spotting the Brown Hyena

The Brown Hyena is currently the rarest species of Hyena, listed as near threatened in the IUCN Red List, with populations threatened due to the mistaken belief that they are harmful to livestock. While threatened, the Brown Hyena conduct a critical role in the eco-system as an indicator species.   Emsie Verwey from the Skeleton Coast Brown Hyena Project, joins us for …

The Lion Man Talks Lion Conservation

The elusive Lion Man, Dr. Flip Stander, who has dedicated his life to lion conservation, joins us in studio for this exclusive interview. Dr Flip Stander is a Namibian conservation legend, he started Desert Lion Conservation in 1998 with the aim to collect sound ecological data, and develop a conservation strategy to address human-lion conflict. For years he has been …

Desert Adaptation in People & Animals and Our War on Plastic

The threat of climate change and the human impact on our environment is increasingly on the forefront of our awareness. Namibia is internationally recognised in our efforts to not only protect and educate about our wildlife and natural resources, but also to find ways to improve on these efforts. We take a look back at some of the stories from …

Community Perspective in Lion Conservation

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, Kirsty sits down with one of the greats in conservation in Namibia, John Kasaona. John Kasaona is the Executive Director at Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation, a pioneer in community based conservation, and is revered amongst communities in Namibia. In this episode we talk the perspective of community members in Lion …

Celebrating the Kings of the Namib

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we discuss the premiere of the Vanishing Kings 2 movie in Windhoek along with the launch of the Vanishing Kings Book. The Vanishing Kings film is a multiple award-winning and Emmy-nominated wildlife film series that follows the lives of our unique Desert Adapted Lions. As the second film in the series launches, …

Desert Elephants and the Journey for Water

Namibia’s Desert Dwelling Elephants are one of only two populations worldwide that that adapted to live in a desert environment. Sometimes these Elephants walk up to 70 kilometres at night to find water points, water points shared with humans. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we speak to Elephant–Human Relations Aid or EHRA, about the work they do …