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Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Ministry of Environment and Tourism Annual Report 2009/10

This Annual Report was compiled by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Copyright Ministry of Environment and Tourism July 2010.

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism Private Bag 13306 Windhoek, Namibia Acknowledgements: To the Directorates ofAdministration and Support Services; Environmental Affairs; Parks and Wildlife Management; Scientific Services; Tourism; and to the various projects housed within the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, all of whom provided the information for this report. Further acknowledgements to all MET staff for their work and achievements during the 2009/10 financial year. Photo Credits: Dirk Heinrich (AllgemeineZeitung), Namibia Country Pilot Partnership Programme (CPP), Integrated Community-based Ecosystem Management (ICEMA) Project, Strengthening the Protected Area Network (SPAN) Project, Uazamo Kaura.

Ministry of Environment and Tourism Annual Report 2009/10

1 2 3 Foreword Executive Summary Chapter 1: Introduction to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Chapter 2: Progress onEnvironmental Management and Regulation Chapter 3: Management of Protected Areas, Habitats and Species Chapter 4: Development and Support of the Tourism Industry Chapter 5: Support to CBNRM and Rural Development Chapter 6: Knowledge Management and Communication Chapter 7: Human Resources Management and Capacity Building Chapter 8: Challenges, Opportunities and Way Forward







Ministry of Environment and Tourism Annual Report 2009/10

ABS: Access and Benefit-Sharing ARTP: /Ai /Ais Transfrontier Proteced Area BSA: Boundless Southern Africa Expedition CBNRM: Community Based Natural Resources Management CLB: Communal Land Board COP: Conference of Parties CPP: Country Pilot Partnership for Integrated Sustainable Land Management CEGEM:Strengthening Capacity Enhancement to Implement the Global Environmental Conventions in Namibia Project DASS: Directorate of Administration and Support Services DEA: Directorate of Environmental Affairs DoT: Directorate of Tourism DPWM: Directorate of Parks and Wildlife Management DSS: Directorate of Scientific Services EEIS: Environmental Education and Information Services Unit EIA: Environmental ImpactAssessment EMA: Environmental Management Act EMIN: Environmental Monitoring Indicators Network GDP: Gross Domestic Product GEF: Global Environment Facility HVAS: High Value Animal Species HVPS: High Value Plant Species HWC: Human Wildlife Conflict ICEMA: Integrated Community-based Ecosystem Management ICZM: Integrated Coastal Zone Management JV: Joint Venture KAZA TFCA: Kavango-Zambezi TransfrontierConservation Area KfW: German Development Bank KNP: Kunene National Park LDMS: Land Degradation Monitoring System MCA: Millennium Challenge Account MET: Ministry of Environment and Tourism NACOMA: Namibian Coast and Conservation Management Project NAPCOD: National Action Programme to Combat Desertification NGO: Non-Governmental Organisation SEA: Strategic Environmental Assessment SLM: SustainableLand Management SPAN: Strengthening the Protected Area Network TWG: Tourism Working Group UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change WDCD: World Day to Combat Desetification WED: World Environment Day WTD: World Tourism Day WWD: World Water Day YPRA: Young Professional Research Associates

Ministry of Environment and Tourism Annual Report 2009/10

The mandate ofthe Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) derives directly from Article 95(l) of the constitution, which states that the State will ensure ... “the maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity of Namibia and the utilisation of living natural resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future...”. Given that over 65%...
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