In addition to NBL’s support to the operations of ISAP NBL availed a further N$ 1 000 000 (One Million Namibia Dollars) to serve as reward for tip-offs and information that lead to the prosecution and conviction of Rhino poachers in Namibia. The reward serves as incentive to persons that demonstrate the courage of reporting Rhino poaching incidents. In addition to the reward, NBL will support awareness raising initiatives aimed at changing behavior and saving rhinos as well as other species, while seeking to also foster a greater appreciation for wildlife and general environmental preservation. Furthermore NBL supports various conservation initiatives such as The Save a Rhino Trust, and the Palmwag Concession Rhino Protection Initiative - to safeguard our Rhinos and other species. In partnership with N/a’an ku sê, our flagship brand Windhoek Lager, sponsors a reality TV series on NBC and KYKnet, showcasing the uniqueness and beauty of Namibia’s fauna and flora.
Namibia has the second largest population of black rhinos in the world after South Africa and Rhino poaching has become a major concern in Namibia. Namibia is one of the preferred tourism destinations in Africa and tourism is a major contributor to job creation in Namibia, and has the potential to create many more jobs – which is exactly, what we Namibia needs in our quest to fight poverty of which safeguarding our wildlife and general environmental preservation is of great importance.
NBL has also supported environmental education and clean-up initiatives for many years such as Project Shine, the Fish River Canyon and Ondangwa Clean-up Campaigns – all of which are on-going efforts to Keep Namibia Clean.
As a founding member NBL remains committed towards the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) since 2009. RNF leads dialogue and change on environmental matters with key environmental partners and associates, and also hosts the annual Schools Recycling Competition (SRC) which increases the awareness of youth on the importance of recycling.
NBL continues to support the Coastal Environmental Trust of Namibia (CETN) focusing on bird counting at the coast and the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) to name but a few of our long standing partners.