Namibia: Environment Ministry to Punish Illegal Sand Miners

Namibia: Environment Ministry to Punish Illegal Sand Miners

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Naukluft Coastal Dunes, Namibia. Photo courtesy of: © Brock Hesselsweet

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The environment ministry says it will have no mercy with people who are caught mining sand, and those who are found guilty of the offence face 25 years imprisonment or a fine of N$500,000, or both…

Read Full Article, All’Africa (09-06-2016)

Namibia: Illegal Sand Miners to Face The Music; All’Africa (07-06-2016)
Ever-escalating illegal sand mining operations which have been largely ignored over the years could soon become a thing of the past as government has warned that offenders would face the consequences of their actions…

Uncontrolled Sand Mining Days Numbered, Namibia, All’Africa (01-04-2011)
While sand mining in the Swakop River is a crucial element of coastal development, concern is mounting over the uncontrolled sand mining taking place in the Swakop River, which is creating dangerous conditions as well as causing severe environmental damage…

The environmental loss of illegal sand mining in South Africa, ENCA (01-07-2016)

Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (GEA-March 2014)
Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the environment, this issue has been mostly ignored by policy makers and remains largely unknown by the general public.
In March 2014 The United Nations released its first Report about sand mining. “Sand Wars” film documentary by Denis Delestrac – first broadcasted on the european Arte Channel, May 28th, 2013, where it became the highest rated documentary for 2013 – expressly inspired the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to publish this 2014-Global Environmental Alert.

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Multi-Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac ©-2013.

The Birth of an Eco-movement: Namibia’s Coastal Parks, National Geographic (05-20-2011)
In 1990 newly independent Namibia became one of the world’s first nations to write environmental protection into its constitution…

Sand Mining in Namibia: Learn More, Coastal Care

Global Sand Mining: Learn More, Coastal Care

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