The Luscious Life of Desert Plants

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we discuss fascinating adaptations of desert plants that store water in their leaves, stems or roots to adapt to dry climates and arid soil conditions. Survival and adaptation at it’s best, these endemic plants are incredibly adaptive and they provide food and water for many other desert species. With the help on …

The CEO on the Link Between Wildlife and a Strong Namibian Economy

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, the CEO of the Namibian Chamber of Environment Dr. Chris Brown, shares with us now about the link between wildlife and a strong Namibian economy, a possible solution to Rhino poaching for Namibia as well as an exciting new citizen scientist project where you are being asked to help gather scientific data. …

The CEO talks Plastics and Human-Lion Conflict

In this episode of the MYD Earth show Dr Chris Brown, the CEO of the Namibian Chamber of Environment, shares with us on the upcoming projects at the Namibia Chamber of Environment. Included in this discussion is a review of the plan for plastics, and clean ups of Namibian cities. In addition, Dr. Brown shares with us about our Lions …

Separating Facts and Chats in Lion Conservation

What the effects of sensational social media messages are, in the work done in conservation, was what was discussed in this episode of the MYD Earth Show with the help of Felix Vallat from TOSCO, Tourism Supporting Conservation. Felix, who is also a partner in the Desert Adapted Lion Conservation Programme, shares here too about what is happening in Namibia …

Ethos of Ancient

Dr Margaret Jacobsohn is a Namibian writer, anthropologist and community-based conservation specialist. The co-founder of Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), and a mentor for Conservancy Safaris Namibia, Dr Jacobsohn is an authority on the social organisation and cultural economy of the semi-nomadic Himba people of Namibia and Angola and a highly awarded conservationist. In this episode of the MYD …

Taking a Trip Under the Sea

An excellent introduction to the cold offshore world of our South Atlantic Ocean, is the Namibian National Marine Aquarium. A window to the wonders of marine life found in the cold Benguela Current, the National Marine Aquarium shows the sensitivity and complexity of our coastal life. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we speak to Stephanus Voges, of …

The Wonders of Life in the Desert

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we we’re chat to Dayne Braine of Batis Birding Safaris, a Namibian family run Tour Company based in Swakopmund specialising in birding tours, adapted desert species and Namibian natural history. Specialising in endemic species of birds in places like the Brandberg, Spittzkoppe, the Swakop River as well as our uniquely desert adapted …

Namibia’s Lake of Mystery, Solved

The mysterious Otjikoto Lake, famously called the Lake of Gold for the rumoured lost gold at the bottom of this lake, was the topic of discussion in this episode of the MYD Earth Show. Legendary diver and head of the Namibian Scientific Society, Theo Schoeman, was an integral part of Expedition Unknown, Africa’s Cursed Lake of Gold, a documentary filmed …

The Ground on Which We Grow

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we are chatting to the Deputy Director in the Department of Agriculture at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Dr. Ibo Zimmermann, about Permaculutre. Soil is the foundation for a healthy environment, the material your plants grow from, soil is alive. Permaculture is a system of agricultural that uses the patterns observed …

Carnivores; Data and Conservation

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Dr. Louisa-Richmond Coggan the founding partner of ConservationFIT, about large carnivore research and conservation. “Resources in conservation are limited and time is always limited and so we need to be as effective as possible in our strategy.” Through a nationwide project, teams are collecting data to ensure good conservation …