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  • The Elandsfontein phosphate mine: The bigger picture, what is all the fuss about? | DLIST Benguela
    priority and that is required to maintain biodiversity pattern and process i e functioning ecosystems and to meet conservation targets River and wetland Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas FEPAs Legally proclaimed Protected Area buffer West Coast National Park A Grade 2 Heritage Area SAHRA Aquifer Dependant Ecosystem Langebaan Lagoon which is a RAMSAR site Special Aquifer Region of high vulnerability and contamination to anthropogenic contamination A large intact functioning biodiversity area which can adapt to climate change An area with Endangered vegetation types and critically endangered wetland systems Key Focus Area for Protected Area expansion according to the Convention of Biodiversity Development Aitchi Targets Possible impacts can lead to an ecological catastrophe if contamination of the aquifer should occur The original Scoping Report indicated that it would use water from the primary aquifer to be utilised in the mining area and treated water will be discharged in a water course Currently EEM is looking into utilising the sewage water from Langebaan but this water still needs to be treated and discharged into a water course The Elandsfontein aquifer has been forming over the last 5 10 million year and water follows paleo channels It is the source of phosphor in a natural intact system and plays a critical role in the functioning genetic assimilation productivity and biodiversity in a dry area The mine is proposed in the valley 120 m above sea level which the Berg River used to follow when it mouthed in the Langebaan Lagoon It now feeds and enters the lagoon system through seeps wetlands and springs All current research municipal spatial development plans and water council documents indicate that this should be a no go area The Mining and Biodiversity Guidelines highlight this area of Highest Biodiversity Importance and that there are valid ground not to allow

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/group-discussion/general-discussion/the-elandsfontein-phosphate-mine-the-bigger-picture-what-all-the (2016-02-18)
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  • Earthnotes 2013 | DLIST Benguela
    is all the fuss about Earthnotes 2013 Earthnotes is a travelling film festival of environment and development related films Earthnotes is presented by the DLIST online information sharing community Earthnotes is travelling to Angola Namibia and South Africa In each town the festival will be organized by DLIST partner organizations under the banner of DLIST with the support of the DLIST Team in Cape Town when required The Earthnotes film selection is also available to any group or individual who is interested in organizing a festival in their locality The aim of Earthnotes is to use documentary films to raise awareness and stimulate discussion around environmental issues A comprehensive collection of current and award winning films is available through the DLIST web based platform for screening locally Some relate to water oceans and rivers others cover global issues such as climate variability and change and fossil fuel dependency while others focus on issues in Africa You may want to Participate in an Earthnotes film festival being screened in your area Organise your own Earthnotes film festival or Contribute films to be screened through the Earthnotes film festival If you decide to run your own Earthnotes festival using the Earthnotes films

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/earthnotes-2013 (2016-02-18)
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  • Stakeholder participation course announcement | DLIST Benguela
    form of Stakeholder participation course announcement Online Distance Learning Course Stakeholder Participation for a Better Future Are you interested in learning more about how to engage stakeholders and to conduct an effective stakeholder participation process Do you want to learn how to play a more active role in processes that govern your future The popular Stakeholder Participation for a Better Future course is now available online in Portuguese The next course will run from November 11 2013 in Portuguese About the course The Stakeholder Participation for a Better Future course has been successfully run in a multitude of countries in Africa and beyond In an effort to make the valuable content available to a wider audience the course has now been translated and will be offered to Portuguese speaking participants from Angola and elsewhere The course is designed for both those conducting stakeholder participation processes and for stakeholders themselves It aims to build an awareness of the stakeholder participation process and its various dimensions Course modules include Introduction to stakeholder participation Conducting a stakeholder analysis Stakeholder engagement techniques Planning stakeholder participation and Representivity The course is now offered online via the DLIST web based platform It is comprised of 5

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/stakeholder-participation-course-announcement (2016-02-18)
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  • Strengthening the Protected Areas Network (SPAN) Project | DLIST Benguela
    Go back to the partners page The following kiosks share the same type as the kiosks you are viewing Name Strengthening the Protected Areas Network SPAN Project Ecological Youth of Angola Juventude Ecologica Angolana JEA Coastal Youth Club Quissama Foundation Conservation in the Quissama National Park Eksteenfontein Tourism Information Office Transform Richtersveld Richtersveld Heritage Project Hondeklip Bay multi purpose resource centre Ebenhaeser Multi Purpose Resource Centre MPRC Doringbaai Multi Purpose Resource Centre Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Plan SKEP Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Programme EcoAfrica Namibia EcoAfrica Angolan office Eco Africa Environmental Consultants Municipality of Walvis Bay Richtersveld Local Municipality Kunene Regional Council Karas Regional Council Hardap Regional Council Erongo Regional Council FRIENDS OF WATER SARUNO Conservation International Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Green Development Foundation Richtersveld Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme GTZ Port Nolloth Heritage Trust Peninsula Technikon CPUT South North Tourism Route Association Strengthening the Protected Areas Network SPAN Project Posted Sat 2011 02 19 14 24 by admin Description To increase management effectiveness in the National Protected Areas PAs of Namibia and to improve partnerships between PA authority and other stakeholders in order to better safeguard biodiversity Relevant Activities Integrated development planning Target Area Protected Areas

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/partners/strengthening-the-protected-areas-network-span-project (2016-02-18)
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  • Ecological Youth of Angola (Juventude Ecologica Angolana, JEA) | DLIST Benguela
    Doringbaai Multi Purpose Resource Centre Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Plan SKEP Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Programme EcoAfrica Namibia EcoAfrica Angolan office Eco Africa Environmental Consultants Municipality of Walvis Bay Richtersveld Local Municipality Kunene Regional Council Karas Regional Council Hardap Regional Council Erongo Regional Council FRIENDS OF WATER SARUNO Conservation International Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Green Development Foundation Richtersveld Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme GTZ Port Nolloth Heritage Trust Peninsula Technikon CPUT South North Tourism Route Association Ecological Youth of Angola Juventude Ecologica Angolana JEA Posted Sat 2011 02 19 14 24 by admin Description JEA is a Non Governmental Organisation with a voluntary nature that is dedicated to the preservation of the environment and the improvement of the population s life quality In order to fulfill its role JEA prepares annually an action programme with a view to achieving results according to the organisation s objectives Objectives environmental education and sensitisation of the population true information about everything that happens in the environment in Angola and in the World cooperation with the lead ministry and other ministries in all guidance that aims to improve the Environment and the population s Life Quality cooperation with other civil society

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/partners/ecological-youth-angola-juventude-ecologica-angolana-jea (2016-02-18)
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  • Coastal Youth Club | DLIST Benguela
    Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Green Development Foundation Richtersveld Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme GTZ Port Nolloth Heritage Trust Peninsula Technikon CPUT South North Tourism Route Association Coastal Youth Club Posted Sat 2011 02 19 14 24 by admin Description 1 To minimize teenage pregnancies and early parenthood by raising awareness campaigns and workshops on the topic and by advocating abstinence for the unmarried 2 To engage in research intellectual academic and community based activities that are geared towards improving the socio economic and spiritual and moralistic position of Walvis Bay 3 To fight the spread of HIV AIDS infections and other sexually transmitted diseases among the youth through awareness campaigns and counselling 4 To prepare the youth for leadership roles in the community and Namibia as a whole through coaching workshops on personal development 5 To impart life skills in the youth through coaching workshop 6 To campaign against the abuse of alcohol and drug through awareness campaigns 7 To promote and motivate the youth to successfully complete their school 8 Assist in providing career guidance and financial assistance information to needy and talented students in order to assist them further their studies 9 To promote harmony and cooperation among different cultural groups 10 To contribute to the positive upliftment of Namibia s socio economic and cultural life 11 To join hands with other youth organisations world wide and locally that have similar objectives as ours and that strive to contribute genuinely to the cause of moral regeneration and community development and growth 12 To offer crush courses on leadership career development and pre academic preparatory training and personal development Relevant Activities Public awareness advocacy Research and education Target Area Walvis Bay or Coastal areas of Namibia Contact Details Address 1231 Walvis Bay Namibia Phone 264 812

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/partners/coastal-youth-club (2016-02-18)
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  • Quissama Foundation: Conservation in the Quissama National Park | DLIST Benguela
    North Tourism Route Association Quissama Foundation Conservation in the Quissama National Park Posted Sat 2011 02 19 14 24 by admin Description The main objective of the Foundation is the protection conservation development and equilibrium of the Angolan fauna and flora as well as their enrichment study and research The founders and the patron of this organisation His Excellency José Eduardo dos Santos president of the Republic of Angola were moved and excited by these same objectives Relevant Activities We are a group of people that see their work as a way to help meet many basic needs because we recognize that protecting biodiversity means protecting life The world of conservation has many different meanings for people in our view that world is wide and is translated into the conservation actions that we engage in daily At the same time we acknowledge that we are nobody without you by our side Our group believes in a better tomorrow for everyone by protecting the biodiversity within the Quissama Nacional Park We try to give our best for you hence we use Efficiency while conducting our programmes and projects efficiency in communication with the public in mobilizing resources and in managing the fauna and flora A lot of imagination imagination while programming our activities Versatility while conducting our activities and projects we want to plan your future and make it appropriate to your needs in the world of conservation Our main activities are p style margin left 7 2pt text indent 7 2pt class MsoNormal p style margin left 7 2pt text indent 7 2pt class MsoNormal Management of Quissama Park Support to and interaction with local communities p style margin left 7 2pt text indent 7 2pt class MsoNormal Enforcement within the park Maintenance of the Park s wildlife Target Area

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/partners/quissama-foundation-conservation-the-quissama-national-park (2016-02-18)
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  • Eksteenfontein Tourism Information Office | DLIST Benguela
    Project Hondeklip Bay multi purpose resource centre Ebenhaeser Multi Purpose Resource Centre MPRC Doringbaai Multi Purpose Resource Centre Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Plan SKEP Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Programme EcoAfrica Namibia EcoAfrica Angolan office Eco Africa Environmental Consultants Municipality of Walvis Bay Richtersveld Local Municipality Kunene Regional Council Karas Regional Council Hardap Regional Council Erongo Regional Council FRIENDS OF WATER SARUNO Conservation International Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa Green Development Foundation Richtersveld Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme GTZ Port Nolloth Heritage Trust Peninsula Technikon CPUT South North Tourism Route Association Eksteenfontein Tourism Information Office Posted Sat 2011 02 19 14 24 by admin Description Eksteenfontein Tourism Information Office was opened in March 2001 One of the tourguides of the South North Tourisme Route Association is handling all the administration work in the office Aims of the Information Office to collect information and supply it to tourists and the local community to develop tourism to see that the finances will be handling and spend on the right way to create possible job opportunities to see that the community can be benefit by tourism to link with the Integrated Development Plan of the Richtersveld Handling the bookings of the two community based guesthouses of Eksteenfontein KOM RUS N BIETJIE GUESTHOUSE Is situated in Eksteenfontein and is run by Eksteenfontein Women Association Good installed kitchen for self catering meals can also be arranged 1 Lounge 3 Sleeping rooms 1 Bathroom 1 Shower 1 toilet electricity Camping outside the Guesthouse making use of outside ablution facilities please bring own bedding wood and water is available ROOIBERG GUESTHOUSE Is situated about 17km out of Eksteenfontein in the proposed Rooiberg Conservancy Area and is run by the Rooiberg Committee Good installed kitchen for self catering meals can also be arranged 1 Lounge 3 Sleeping

    Original URL path: http://www.dlist.org/partners/eksteenfontein-tourism-information-office (2016-02-18)
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