Shameless plundering

Floris Steenkamp

The plundering of the coast’s natural environment and natural resources continues. In the latest trend people are entering the Namib Naukluft Park near Swakopmund and destroy various forms of vegetation for firewood. Pictures here show where a Tamerisk has been plundered and bundled for firewood. This is one of dozens of examples. A tour operator at Swakopmund confirmed they have been contacting the Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s officials at Swakopmund numerous times over the plundering of the vegetation in the Park, but their complaints fell of deaf ears.

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