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Volker Grellmann: A life for sustainable use and expert hunting

18. septembre 2019, inke - Environment

He pioneered the sustainable utilisation of game in Namibia and advocated hunting expertise, he campaigned for game on commercial farms to become the property of the farmer and he was a founding member of NAPHA, the Namibia Professional Hunting Association. We fondly remember Volker Grellmann, one of the country's first professional hunters who passed on recently.

Volker Grellmann: A life for sustainable use and expert hunting

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

17. septembre 2019, inke - Environment

The researcher Sinvula Michael Lukubwe, who has been studying Yellow-billed Oxpeckers since the beginning of this year,  is excited. These usually very shy birds have chosen a hollow wooden pole in the fencing around the boma of Chobe River Camp as their nesting site. For the first time ever Lukubwe, a lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM), had the opportunity to observe the birds feeding their young. Oxpeckers are highly specialized when it comes to food.

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

Drought in Etosha National Park causes headaches

16. août 2019, inke - Environment

The current drought is worse than that of 1981, which is known as the drought of the century, says the Chief Conservation Officer of famous Etosha National Park, Deputy Director Pierre du Preez. The last rainy season (2018/19) on average yielded only 30 percent of Etosha’s normal rainfall, and the problem is further aggravated by the fact that especially the park’s western parts have experienced drought for the past three years.

Drought in Etosha National Park causes headaches

A special ‘house in a house’

06. août 2019, inke - Environment

Can I save water when taking a shower? How many people in Namibia cook with solar power, wood, gas or electricity? How can I save energy? How much water do I use every day and what for? What type of transport is the most environmentally friendly? These questions and many others are answered at the Urban Sustainability Centre of NaDEET (Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust) in Swakopmund.

A special ‘house in a house’

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

09. juillet 2019, inke - Environment

The avian influenza A(H5N8) virus, which has claimed numerous victims among the African Penguin colony on Halifax Island near Lüderitzbucht since the beginning of this year, seems to be under control. According to penguin expert Dr Jessica Kemper, no dead penguins have been found on Halifax and the other islands off Namibia's coast since early May.

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

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