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Elephant-back riding awaits baby elephants at Dubai zoo

According to a YouTube video hosted by Show Me Dubai, the five wild baby elephants recently captured on a Namibian game reserve and heading for a new Dubai zoo, Dubai Safari Park, will be subjected to elephant-back riding.

Namibia will not legalise trade in rhino horn and ivory

A spokesman for Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has said that the country will not consider legalising the trade of rhino horns and elephant tusks.

ET the aardvark goes home

ET was found and brought to me at ZURI Orphanage in Namibia in August 2015. Small and alien-like in appearance, ET settled in quickly with life on the farm. We have a house full of cats and dogs but settling in an aardvark was a completely different experience. There is very little written about aardvark so we had to learn as we went along.

Baby elephants to be exported to Dubai zoo

A game farm in Namibia has been issued permits to sell five baby elephants to a zoo in Dubai. The elephants range in age from four to eight years old. The sale, at an undisclosed price, will be finalised later this year when the elephants are exported.

We dream of Africa

We dream of Africa frequently, even those living in Africa can dream of an Africa that is molded from a picture, a book or a dream. Africa is a place where one can develop ambitions; craft out personal stories and fulfill desires. The above scenarios were all sculptured from our own experiences and from what we have stored deep in our brain that is locked and saved forever.

The link between hunting & tourism in Namibia

I am not a hunter. Nor have I ever been. I am a vegetarian (since the age of about 11), I am part of the environmental NGO sector and I have interests in the tourism industry in Namibia. So, it might surprise you that I am a strong supporter of the hunting industry in Namibia, and indeed, throughout Africa.

3 unique romantic experiences in Africa

Whether you’re popping the question, planning a honeymoon, or just treating your loved one to a well-deserved getaway; it’s hard to beat the romance of Africa.

Photoseries: lions battle for territory

Two nomadic male lions fend off the resident male near Jackalberry Tented Camp in Namibia

Food for thought, food for drought in Namibia

Pioneers such as Jan Oelofse, and the team at Mount Etjo, have proven that even in a dry county such as Namibia, making use of all facets that generate an income from wildlife can be re-used for its survival.

Man kills elephant to protect his crop

A rural villager in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip has shot and killed a bull elephant that was raiding his crops and reportedly attacked him.

Video: holiday chats with a rock hyrax

rock-hyrax

Early morning conversations with a rock hyrax in Nambia leave this traveller enchanted.

Namibians challenge Chinese over wildlife crime

Outrage at the looting of Africa’s wildlife and environmental destruction by Chinese nationals boiled over in Namibia last month in a strongly worded letter of protest to the Chinese Ambassador, Xiun Shunkang, signed by almost every environmental protection and research organisation in the country.

Hunting: Namibian government issues permit to hunt N$1,4m rhino

GOVERNMENT last month issued a permit to a private farmer to shoot a white rhino bull as a trophy worth N$1,4 million for a Chinese client.

Trophy Hunting: unethical Namibian hunters to blame for poor image

Hunters who engage in unethical and illegal practices are largely to blame for the decline in the “overall acceptance” of trophy hunting by the general public and influential institutions across the globe says Namibian Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) immediate-past president Kai-Uwe Denker.

The most dramatic hunters in Namibia

Namibia is home to some of the world’s most dramatic hunters. The ancient battle between predator and prey can be seen vividly enacted and re-enacted across its grasslands.

Chinese company seeks to capture orcas in Namibia

Proposal points to troubling explosion in captive animal entertainment in China and their interest in capturing orcas in Namibia

How not to control nature

A look at the need to address issues compassionately to resolve the human-wildlife conflict in Namibia.

Namibia: land of sand, sun and fun

Discover Namibia – a country best known for its vast landscapes, blue skies, sand dunes and endless variety of places to see!

Lions brawl in Etosha

An unusual interaction between two male lions in Etosha National Park.

Meet the black rhino orphans

Support baby rhino orphans by staying at Mount Etjo Safari Lodge in Namibia.

Hiking across Africa’s largest canyon

A group of South African hikers conquer the 85-kilometre Fish River Canyon Hike in Namibia during heritage month!

CITES votes against strongest protection for elephants

CITES meeting blocks proposal for ban on all trade of ivory from four southern African countries.

10 must-do activities in Namibia

Don’t miss out on these bucket-list experiences in Namibia!

4 unforgettable photographic destinations in Namibia

Travel to these four locations in Namibia for some of the most remarkable photographic opportunities in Africa.

Namibia – A landscape photographer’s playground

Discover why the landscapes of Namibia offer photographers some of the best photo opportunities in the world.

Unique rock formations in Namibia

Wüstenquell in Namibia’s abundant rock formations make it one of most spectacular locations for any landscape photographer.

Poaching along the Okavango River

A look into the poaching of elephants, hippos and crocodiles along the Okavango River on the border of Angola and Namibia.

Three desert-adapted lions killed in Namibia

The death of another three desert-adapted male lions in Namibia highlights the need to find ways to avoid human-wildlife conflict.

Barbaric elephant slaughter in Angola

Barbaric elephant slaughter creates horror scene on the banks of the Okavango River.

Namibian rhino poaching kingpins walk free

Desert-adapted black rhino

Namibian rhino poaching syndicates continue to get away with murder…

Top 6 ways to safari in Etosha National Park

Etosha is a unique and dramatic destination that may spoil you for life with its fascinating wildlife. Here are the best ways to see it.

Officials removed from Etosha for poaching implications

A group of ministry employees, who are suspected to have been involved in poaching in Etosha, have been transferred away from the national park.

Human-wildlife conflict escalates as two lions killed and two men injured near Etosha

A game ranger and a farm worker have survived a lioness attack after tracking the pride that killed livestock on farm land.

IUCN urges EU to make informed decisions about trophy hunting

A summary of the IUCN’s report on trophy hunting and the importing of hunting trophies to the European Union.

Prominent Namibian businessman nabbed with ivory

Namibian businessman and communal farmer arrested after he was found in possession of ivory.

Poor treatment of farm workers exacerbates human-wildlife conflict

Problems concerning the coexistence of people and wildlife is noted to be caused by conflict amongst humans, proving a need for greater collaboration with scientists, historians and psychologists in the conservation sector.

Namibian communities rely on hunting to protect wildlife

Namibian conservancies say that if trophy hunting were to banned they would see wildlife disappear within a month.

Elusive animals caught on camera trap

WWF releases camera trap images by Will Burrard-Lucas of some of Namibia’s elusive animals – some of which have never been photographed in high definition before.

Video: When a black rhino falls into a waterhole

Watch what happens in Etosha National Park, Namibia, after a black rhino falls into a waterhole.

Book Review: An Empty Coast by Tony Park

Read all about An Empty Coast, a new novel by Tony Park, and you could WIN one of three copies of this exciting crime thriller!

Chinese man sentenced for rhino horn possession in Namibia

A Chinese businessman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison or alternatively to pay N$100,000 for the illegal possession of two rhino horns.

Up close with cheetahs at Okonjima

A close-up encounter with cheetahs at Okonjima – home of the AfriCat Foundation.

Political figures could be involved in Namibian poaching saga

Rumours fly as Namibian officials fingered as “kingpins” involved in rhino and elephant poaching in Etosha National Park.

The little five in a land of sand

Have you heard of the Namib Desert’s little five?

Prince Harry’s photos show the reality of poaching

Prince Harry has released some personal accounts of his summer visit to southern Africa, sharing some insight into the poaching crises.

An African safari in a nutshell

The ins and outs of an African safari.

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