Rössing Uranium hosted its annual Bird watching day for schools on Friday, 14 October at the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
The event marked the 21st year that Rössing is hosting this event for school learners. Nine schools from Swakopmund and Walvis Bay participated in this year’s event. For the past 2 years, the event was commemorated virtually due to Covid-19.
Speaking at the event, Rössing’s Manager Health, Safety, Environment, and Protection Services, Jacklyn Mwenze, said: “Rössing Uranium aims to be the leader in environmental stewardship in Namibia, as well as being a responsible corporate citizen. It is a great honour to contribute to the conservation of coastal birds in Namibia. This is a great opportunity to empower and impart knowledge into the leaders of tomorrow on the importance of our environment”.
Jacklyn noted that, Rössing is fully aware of the impact of mining on the environment. “We are therefore committed to minimizing the impact of our operations and contributing to biodiversity conservation on the land utilised by Rössing, as well as in the region we operate.
In the past, Rössing Uranium has supported the Damara Tern Fencing project to conserve the breeding area of this fragile and endemic birds of Namibia.
“We have also supported the Seabird Rehabilitation Project which rehabilitates penguins along the Namibian coast. Rössing has also contributed to the Vultures Namibia project, we have played a part in Project Shine, a clean-up campaign of Swakopmund municipality and we are members of the Namibia Environmental and Wildlife Society.
“Our goal is to create a positive impact on biodiversity and contribute to conservation in Namibia at large.”
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