Recent News

Thu Jun 21 2018

African farmers living in areas with wildlife are faced with a serious dilemma: they cannot sell their healthy, free range beef to the lucrative export market. Current international trade practices dictate that they cannot protect the wildlife and, at the same time, farm their cattle in the same general area. If they want to export their beef to wealthy nations, they will have to get rid of all the wild buffalo or put up environmentally damaging veterinary fences.

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Beauty and the beef
Tue Jun 19 2018

Litter is a multi-faceted problem in Namibia and across the world. For this reason, the NCE supported the President’s call for all Namibians to participate in a Nation-wide Clean-Up Campaign which took place on the 25th May 2018. The aim of this activity was to promote a clean environment as part of Namibia’s aspiration to become the cleanest country in Africa.

Please view our video here.

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May Day 2018
Wed May 30 2018

The Cessna 182 has been used on several occasions, with much success.

The use of the aircraft includes:

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Overall Information
Tue Feb 20 2018

From the 45 bursary applications that were received, 13 applicants were successful.

Please read the full report here.

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Successful applicants
Fri Feb 16 2018

In celebration of World Pangolin Day, this coming Saturday, 17 February 2018, we would like to draw your attention to a concern we have about the illegal capture, killing and trade in pangolins in Namibia.

Statistics in Namibia:

Pangolin cases from 21st July 2017 to 31 January 2018

Number of cases: 34

Number of arrests: 77

Live pangolin seizure: 19

Pangolin skin seizure: 32


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Thu Dec 14 2017

On Thursday 7th December, the Namibian Journal of Environment was launched and went live. We published 13 papers, nine in peer-reviewed Section A and four in editor-reviewed Section B. These papers make up Volume 1 (2017). The papers accepted in 2018 will make up Volume 2. We saved up the papers in Volume 1 for the launch. In future, papers will be added to the Journal as they are ready for publishing.

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NJE Cover
Fri Dec 01 2017

On 24 November, a Vulture Workshop was held at Sossusvlei Lodge. The workshop was organised by the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape Association (GSNL), in response to a vulture poisoning incident in October 2017 where several lapped-faced vultures were poisoned by a local livestock farmer.

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Vulture Poison Workshop
Wed Oct 11 2017

Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. The biggest demand for pangolins is in Asia, especially China. The main reason is that the scales, made of keratin like our finger nails, hair and rhino horns, are used in traditional Asian medicines and for ornaments and charms. The scales have no medicinal properties. It is an Asian myth that causes huge environmental damage and threatens the survival of these species. Pangolin meat is also sold at high prices in Asian restaurants.

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Protect Pangolins
Thu Aug 10 2017

Westair Aviation (Pty) Ltd and the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to make a four-seater Cessna C182 aircraft, registration V5-IIM, available to the NCE and its Members to support wildlife protection and conservation in Namibia. The NCE has a membership of over 50 environmental NGOs, all of whom are eligible to use the aircraft and benefit from this extremely generous donation.

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Westair and Namibian Chamber of Environment flying for conservation
Fri Jul 21 2017

On 21 July 2017 six members of the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) visited the Bannerman Mining Resources Site about 40 km east of Swakopmund, near Goanikontes in the Namib Desert. Bannerman Resources undertakes a twice-yearly external environmental audit of its operations. This is done by Alex Speiser (A. Speiser Environmental Consultants). The NCE and its members were invited to participate, engage with Alex and the Bannerman team of Werner Ewald and Tinus Prinsloo, review what is being done and make suggestions.

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The Namibian Chamber of Environment and six of its Member organisations visited Bannerman – Environmental Compliance Consultancy, NACSO, NNF-NamPower partnership, African Conservation Services and Namibian Scientific Society, joining Tinus Prinsloo, Werner Ewald and Alex Speiser at the rehabilitated bulk sampling area (photos Jessica Mooney).