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Handle undersize fish with care

13. décembre 2018, inke - Environment

Holiday time! Fun, joy and fishing on the beach! Every year thousands of Namibians and visitors from neighbouring countries visit the coastal towns of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Wlotzkasbaken and Henties Bay to enjoy the cooler weather at the Atlantic Ocean and to relax on the beaches. One of the favourite pastimes is angling, but a permit is required for any recreational fishing. 

Handle undersize fish with care

Namibia bans plastic bags in nature parks

11. décembre 2018, inke - Environment

The Namibian Government has banned plastic bags in national parks and nature reserves as from 22 November 2018. Visitors and their vehicles will be searched at park entrances. A spot fine of N$500 (about 32 Euros) must be paid, when found with forbidden plastic bags inside a park by officials. Alternatively, a prison term of up to six months could be ordered or both a fine and imprisonment.

Namibia bans plastic bags in nature parks

Bushfires a seasonal occurrence in north-eastern Namibia

07. décembre 2018, inke - Environment

Over large parts of Namibia the sky has a greyish white tinge during August and September. From a plane you will definitely notice the layer of smog which hovers up to 12000 feet (3657 metres) above sea level, or about 2000 metres above the ground. Countless bushfires, some of them huge, are the reason for the greyish white sky and for air pollution at levels high above the ground – especially in north-eastern Namibia and in neighbouring Angola, Zambia and Botswana.

Bushfires a seasonal occurrence in north-eastern Namibia

Namibian Economics to the point - November 2018

30. novembre 2018, inke - Economics

The Hosea Kutako International Airport will receive N$245 million for upgrades, while petrol and diesel prices increased by 50 cents and 70 cents respectively. The Rössing uranium mine in the Erongo Region, will be sold to China. Namibia’s inflation rate rose to 5.1 percent in October, up from 4.8 percent in September, the National Statistics Agency reported this month. 

Namibian Economics to the point - November 2018

MET considers measures to safeguard the wild horses

29. novembre 2018, inke - Environment

The Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism MET has responded to recent appeals to secure the survival of the wild horses of the Namib. In a press release published on 26 November 2018, they acknowledged that the drought of the five past years and the predation by a pack of spotted hyenas brought the wild horses population on the brink of extinction.

MET considers measures to safeguard the wild horses

Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash

29. novembre 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

It is not a surprise that Gondwana Collection is on this mountain biking roller-coaster for the second time, with two social and two competitive teams entered. Furthermore, Gondwana looks forward to welcoming cyclists at the Langer Heinrich water point for a quick stop, drink and snack.   

Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash

Tadpole shrimps in Namibia’s puddles

27. novembre 2018, inke - Environment

The eggs of tadpole shrimps, or triops, can survive in the dusty soil of arid areas for years. The young shrimps hatch when heavy rain showers leave pools of water which do not dry out within a few days. These living fossils have inhabited the earth for more than 250 million years. They are a genus of small crustaceans in the order Notostraca. According to the Namibia Biodiversity Database, only two species are known in Namibia: Triops cancriformis, the tadpole shrimp, and Triops granarius.

Tadpole shrimps in Namibia’s puddles

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