Rössing Uranium gave a considerable gift to a local NGO dedicated to vulture conservation in order to aid in the tracking of these enormous birds’ movements.
“All six vulture species still present in Namibia are under threat from a multitude of causes, with poison being the number one killer,” Peter Bridgeford of Vultures Namibia stated, thanking the uranium mining.
Rössing’s Manager of Corporate Communication, Daylight Ekandjo said: “The past 19 years Rössing uranium has formed a birdwatching event as an environmental education activity during which school learners had a privilege to watch and learn about various bird species. This year, we chose to focus specifically on one bird amongst many others, the vulture.”
Rössing Uranium will be working with Vultures Namibia, an NGO that is involved with vulture conservation and research under the auspices of Bridgeford. In recent years, he has volunteered as a guide in birdwatching events. Ekandjo said Rössing acknowledges his selflessness in support of bird conservation.”
Rössing’s Manager of Health, Safety, Environment & Protection Services, Jacklyn Mwenze said: “The protection of environmental quality, including biodiversity, is important at Rössing Uranium. We take pride in the conservation of biodiversity within the ambit of the Rössing Uranium mining licence, in the surrounding communities, as well as in Namibia at large.
“We seek out situations that can achieve environmental quality and increase economic wealth and social well-being, today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Our goal is to create a positive impact on biodiversity and contribute to conservation by supporting such initiatives.”
As a responsible corporate citizen, Rössing sees itself as the leader in environmental stewardship.
From the left, Daylight Ekandjo, Jacklyn Mwenze and Peter Bridgeford.