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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 some incredible animals.

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Our top show was dedicated to the gentle pangolin with its armoured shell and peculiar gait. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we hear from Maria Diekmann of the Rare and Endangered Species Trust and Dr. Chris Brown of the Namibia Chamber of Environment, about how you can help save the Pangolin before it’s too late. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY




Snakes are a sign of a healthy eco system as and we know we’re all part of a natural system, every animal and plant has its role. We are joined in studio by Ipinge Agapitus from the Snake Conservation Association of Namibia.

Ipinge talks here about snakes, their behaviours and what you need to know when encountering a snake or preventing their arrival in your home. Through an understanding of how, and why snakes fit into our ecosystem, Ipinge, in this episode of the MYD Earth Show, inspires a respect for snakes. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY


Scientists estimate that Pilchard numbers off the coast of Namibia have declined to less than 1% of their former biomass. What this means for the fishing industry, and other marine wildlife that depend on pilchards for their survival, is what was discussed in this episode of the MYD Earth Show.

Explaining why this is a critical situation, for this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we were joined in studio by the CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment, Dr. Chris Brown. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY



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 into account the needs of communities and conservation, is the future of conservation. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY