(Xinhua) -- Namibia needs 115 million
Namibian dollars (9 million U.S. dollars) to support its
anti-poaching Unit, wildlife conservation and the management of
protected areas in the country.
This was revealed at
the World Wildlife Day celebration held on Friday in the capital
Held under the theme: Raising Funds for Anti-Poaching, Human
Wildlife Conflict Management and Area Management, the event
included a fund raising session for stakeholders in wildlife
conservation to pledge money and other kinds of support to fight
poaching and manage protected areas.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Environment and Tourism,
Pohamba Shifeta said commitment towards wildlife conservation is
a daunting task with government resources alone.
"It is with this understanding that Government would like to
partner with the private sector, other institutions as well as
multilateral organisations in the conservation of Namibia’s
wildlife resources." Shifeta said.
The minister welcomed other donations and pledges from local
companies that committed themselves to donating vehicles.
Sniffer dogs, drones and gate monitoring systems for parks
also featured during the fund raising session.
At the event, the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek pledged 200,000
Namibian dollars (15,400 dollars) while a local insurance
company donated five vehicles and drones.
Flood-hit schools shut
down in Namibia
WINDHOEK Namibia Namibia (Xinhua) --
Floods caused by heavy rains have forced seven
schools in the northern region of Namibia to close down and some
Regional councils had to relocate pupils and teachers
Thursday when the water that has been rising since Monday had
Both the pupils and villagers have been housed in tents on
The affected schools are in the Omusati and Ohangwena regions
where, according to the weather bureau received the highest
rainfall of 94.4mm.
A constituency councilor, Laurentius Iipinge, said they have
also relocated more than 130 villagers whose homes have been
submerged in water.
According to Iipinge, apart from the seven schools that have
been forced to close Wednesday and Thursday, three other schools
could close in the next few days.