Promoting and supporting
The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) is an umbrella Association that provides a forum and mouthpiece for the broader environment sector, that can lobby with government and other parties, that can raise funds for its members and that can represent the sector.
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
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.
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.
This incident highlighted the fact that training was needed for local managers in order to collect samples from poisoned birds, collect evidence from a crime scene, initiate the appropriate law-enforcement response, safely rehabilitate a poison site and assist with the rehabilitation of…