Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

23 hours ago

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?
South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been working hard to improve South Africa's economic situation...

By Danny Bradlow 2 days ago

#LandforLions campaign breaks local crowdfunding record

The Kevin Richardson Foundation has managed to raise more than R2.7m on local rewards-based crowdfunding platform, Thundafund.com, breaking the record for the most money raised for a single campaign on a South African rewards platform...

1 day ago

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine

The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed...

By John Yeld 9 Nov 2018

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage...

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018

New report highlights opportunity for companies to improve their biodiversity performance

Biodiversity produces a wide variety of goods and services on which businesses depend. Examples include crop pollination, water filtration, flood attenuation...

7 Nov 2018

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

By Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

Wavescape Festival unveils ocean-conscious lineup

The Wavescape Festival will take place in Cape Town between 19 November and 9 December 2018...

6 Nov 2018

Strict Amazon protections made Brazilian farmers more productive, new research shows

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, will make many decisions during his four-year term, from combating violence to stimulating a stagnant economy...

By Rachael Garrett 6 Nov 2018

$1bn annually is what's needed to save Africa's lions - here's how we arrived at the price tag

A billion dollars. That's approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion...

By Luke Hunter 6 Nov 2018

Call for comment on draft amendments for the management of elephants

Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom has published draft amendments to the norms and standards for the management of elephants in South Africa...

5 Nov 2018

New report paints disturbing picture of humanity pushing nature to the brink

The report, which comes out every two years, presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world's wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate....

5 Nov 2018

The spread of shothole borer beetles in South Africa is proving tough to control

A tiny tree-killing beetle with the awkwardly long name of Polyphagous Shothole Borer was detected in South Africa for the first time last year...

By Wilhelm de Beer and Trudy Paap 5 Nov 2018

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