A Pangolin, Snake, Fish & Lion

We take a look at the top stories in the year that 99FM’s Kirsty Watermeyer won the award for Pioneering Journalism in the field of Sustainable Development for the MYD Earth Show that is powered by NAMDEB on 99FM. You can catch up with all of these stories now & find out how Namibia is working to protect & treasure …

Breaking Cognitive Dissonance About the Climate

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Dr. Justine Braby, the Director of Progress Namibia Technical and Advisory Services, about the state of the world environment today. Dr. Braby shares here how global changes in climate are impacting systems all over the globe and how this will affect us here in Namibia if action isn’t taken …

Wildly Exploring Wildly Eating

Namibia’s first game meat food festival is happening this week. Elzanne Erasmus, one of the organisers of the event, joined us in studio to explain why the sustainable use of our natural resources ensures that our most iconic species are preserved. Elzanne explains here, that a healthy appetite for game meat is in keeping with good conservation practise as these …

Eye in the Sky Game Counts

Technology is enabling improved monitoring of human-wildlife interaction here in Namibia, this is what a team from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) joined us in the MYD Earth studio to share. A team of passionate scientists joined us to share about how using technology, is enabling more accurate game counting and uncovering potential rangeland degradation, bush encroachment …

Scaling Up to Save the Pangolin

Pangolins have walked the earth for 80 million years, as insect eaters who provide an important role in our ecosystem. Yet today, Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. They are trafficked for their scales, which are made of keratin like our fingernails and rhino horns. Pangolins are as a result fast facing extinction. In …

The Roar of the Conservancy

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we speak to Dr. Chris Brown about Namibian lions and the communities that live side by side with them. Following the recent launch of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s Human-Lion Conflict Management Plan, Dr. Brown shares what this plan entails and why this approach to protecting our wildlife, one that takes …

Survival and Adaptation

Namibia is home to the only desert adapted lions in the world. For these lions to survive they need to be able to live in harmony with communities, this is why the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has just launched the Human-Lion Conflict Management Plan. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we speak to Felix Vallat from TOSCO, …

Moving Together for World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day is held every year on the 22nd of September, around the World. Here in Namibia, the day was marked by many individuals and corporations alike, demonstrating the power of individual and collection support in the fight against Rhino poaching. Joining us in studio for this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we had two passionate Namibians and …

Marking the Stripes

Kenneth Uiseb is a Conservation Scientist working on a research project that is seeking to uncover more about Zebra’s in Namibia. With different species of Zebra in Namibia, including the endemic and protected Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, the Mountain Zebra Project is seeking to uncover more about the species and the role Zebra’s play in the wider ecosystem. Zebras are fascinating …

Chiseling Into the Poaching Pandemic

Raising funds to assist in the fight against poaching, is one of the aims of the Hunters United Against Poaching Trust. Through various projects this trust has been actively generating funds which are used to train and assist game guards in the field and anti-poaching units. One such fund raising project was the recent carving of the marble Rhino at …