Fri Nov 03 2017

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 and more. Lead by Dr. Morgan Hauptfleisch the Senior Lecturer for Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences along with Lorentha Haraes, who is from Namibia, based at NUST and also a…

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Thu Oct 19 2017

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 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…

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Mon Oct 09 2017

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.

Dr. Chris Brown is the CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment (NCE) and in this episode of the MYD Earth Show he shares about the…

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Wed May 03 2017

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, was discussed in this episode of the MYD Earth Show.

“Pilchards are small oily fish that are a member of the Herring family. They used to be very common off Namibia’s coast. Historically in the early 60s there used to be between five and twelve million tons of Pilchards off our coast…. They are a very important part of our fisheries, and…

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