Aiming For a Plastic-Free World 

This MYD Earth feature puts a spotlight on the founding members of Recycle Forum Namibia. This is a company that has made it their business to prioritize sustainability, a company whose product is a bad reputation in the key earth space yet this company is setting the standard by being part of the recycling solution in a way that also …

Community-Based Conservation For Sustainability 

One of the pioneers of the Communal Conservancy Program in Namibia, Dr. Margaret Jacobsohn is no stranger to the MYD show.  This time around, she joins us to talk about Namibian conservation and her memoir, ‘Life Is Like A Kudu Horn’. MYD: What motivated you to write this book? I think my belief and passion for community action, because I …

Safeguarding Namibian Forests 

On this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we sit down with Dr. Jonathan Kamwi, a Plant Studies Lecturer at the Namibia University of Science and Technology. MYD: Tell us about how you became a forest scientist? It started at a very young age. I just loved nature so in secondary school I continued with subjects which are related to …

Lessons in Conservation With Alistair Nielson

The Managing Director of Conservation Synergies, Alistair Nielson in this episode of the MYD Earth show shares his insight on conservation in Namibia and Africa at large.  After working for years to fight poaching in Mozambique, Alistair is able to share a snapshot of the environmental situation in Mozambique and while it’s a very different picture to Namibian conservation, the …

Saving the Namibian Cheetah

This episode of MYD Earth sheds light on how Namibian conservationist Patricia Tricorache who has been fighting alongside international counterparts to stop cheetah trafficking. Patricia, who is the Assistant Director for Strategic Communications and Illegal Wildlife Trade at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), talks about a little known threat to the fastest mammal on earth.  She says that in terms …

Combating Desertification For a Better Tomorrow      

Desertification is one of the biggest threats to the Namibian ecosystem and essentially, it’s economy.  Ina Wilkie, manager of the World Future Council, in this episode of MYD Earth talks about desertification, what causes it and how Namibians can work to combat it.  MYD: Where are we when talking desertification? There’s two sides to this, one side is a lot …

The MYD Earth Show With Professor Kobus Bothma

Kirsty Watermeyer chats to Professor Bothma, an author and wildlife conservationist with a wealth of wisdom in his field.  He has carried out tremendous research here in Namibia and has written an incredible book titled ‘Written In The Sand’, but his most impressive career accomplishment is no doubt the fact that he is the person who developed the South African …

The MYD Earth show with Heiko Denker

Kirsty Watermeyer interviews Heiko Denker in this episode of MYD Earth. Not a stranger to the show, he shares his thoughts on conservation and the possibilities that it opens up for a country.   While art has become a passion for him in recent years, Heiko is actually an engineer by profession and only recently started to explore his artistic …

Celebrating Namibian Trees

The Botanical Society of Namibia, in honour of the people that plant, advocate for and work to support our unique Namibian trees.  Diana Thompson, the Chairperson of the Botanical Society of Namibia joined us in the studio for this episode of the MYD Earth Show, to share the latest news and developments at the Botanical Society of Namibia. In this episode of the MYD …

Namibian Youth Getting Involved in COP24

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Reinhold Mugunda and Hans Hango from the Namibia Youth Coalition on Climate Change. Reinhold and Hans share here what is happening in Namibia in terms of climate change awareness, how Namibia will be participating in the global Conference of the Parties (COP) 24, as well as some of the details …