Pangolins, The Most Illegally Trafficked Animal?

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, Kirsty speaks to Dr. Chris Brown, the CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment about Pangolins. Dr. Brown shares here in the value of this elusive creature in the context of the ecosystem. Armed with real facts and figures Dr. Brown highlights why we are all needed in the fight against Pangolin …

The Mining Sector and Environment

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment, Dr. Chris Brown and B2Gold Namibia General Manager, Charles Loots, about how industry can play a critical role in environmental protection. Through the recent establishment of industry guides, driven by the Namibian Mining sector, this industry are looking to establish best practice …

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. …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Pilchards Being Pilfered

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. “Pilchards are small oily fish that are a member of …