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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 the past six months about the incredible individuals and organisations that take on these challenges.

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 to mitigate the possible conflict in the strife for water in the arid desert.


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 their upcoming projects.

We find out what the Namibian plan is to clean up plastic waste and how you can be part of the solution in reducing plastic waste.

He also discusses why this years theme for World Wildlife Day was Big Cats: Predators Under Threat and how this applies to Namibia and delves into discussions around Human-Lion Conflict 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 Earth Show, she joins us to talk about the wisdom in ancient cultures and how being solutions driven is the answer to conservation, and life.

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 species in the dune belt that makes up the Namib Desert, Dayne shares with us the fascinating role the smaller species play in the wonder of Desert Life.