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Cleaning up the environment gains momentum
Cleaning up the environment gains momentum

Volunteers came out in numbers to take part in cleanups on World Cleanup Day, 15 September 2018...

23 hours ago

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'
Blaauwberg Nature Reserve's coastline goes 'Green'

The City of Cape Town's Blaauwberg Nature Reserve has been awarded South Africa's first Green Coast Status...

1 day ago

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM...

2 days ago

Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa

People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts...

By Jessica Nosizwe P. R. Thorn and Rachel Friedman 14 Sep 2018

4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation
4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned...

13 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment...

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADC

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

Zanzibar Red Colobus, endemic to Tanzania. Image by by Hasin Shakur, GFDL 1.2,
The fate of unique species in Tanzania's coastal forests hangs in the balance

Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife...

By Neil Burgess 12 Sep 2018

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Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephants

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

By Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants
#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants

Around 96 African elephants are poached for their ivory every day, that's one elephant every 15 minutes...

By Sindy Peters 30 Aug 2018

Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy
Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy

Waste management should be a part of your sustainability strategy as it is the key in helping to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources...

28 Aug 2018

New WWF report warns of undervaluing the 'hidden' benefits of rivers
New WWF report warns of undervaluing the 'hidden' benefits of rivers

WWF released a new report on Sunday, 26 August, highlighting the capacity of healthy rivers to help mitigate natural disasters...

27 Aug 2018

Adriana Marais, head of innovation at SAP Africa
A sea of data - but not a drop to drink

Life as we know it requires water to survive...

By Adriana Marais 27 Aug 2018

After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how
After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here's how

Three years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world's most ambitious set of development goals yet...

By Willem Fourie 24 Aug 2018

Is China worsening the developing world's environmental crisis?
Is China worsening the developing world's environmental crisis?

The developing world is in the midst of an environmental crisis. Simply breathing the air is a leading cause of death...

By Jonas Gamso 23 Aug 2018

Most lion bones in South Africa come from captive-bred lions. Author supplied
South Africa's role in the trade in lion bones: a neglected story

Africa's wild lion population is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000. Researchers have good reason to believe that the real number is closer to 20,000...

By Ross Harvey 22 Aug 2018

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened
Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of global warming was real but set him on a course...

By Andrew Spicer 21 Aug 2018

Marine parks protect fragile ecosystems, like coral reefs. Justin Rizzari
The majority of people who see poaching in marine parks say nothing

What would you do if you saw someone breaking the law? Would you report the offender to the police? Confront them? Or would you do nothing?

By Brock Bergseth, Georgina Gurney and Joshua Cinner 21 Aug 2018

Rhino poachers sentenced
Rhino poachers sentenced

Over 360 suspected rhino poachers have, in the past six, months been handed ranging sentences as authorities continue to combat the scourge...

20 Aug 2018

SU Botanical Garden scoops conservation award
SU Botanical Garden scoops conservation award

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Botanical Garden has become the only garden in Africa and one of only 11 gardens in the world to be recognised as an Accredited Conservation Practitioner by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)...

16 Aug 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

By Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

What is corporate social responsibility - and does it work?
What is corporate social responsibility - and does it work?

When you purchase a product, I imagine you hope that the product was made with attention to human rights...

By Muhammad Azizul Islam 8 Aug 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark
Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark

Kangnas Wind Farm has partnered with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, providing financial support for a PhD study on the Red Lark...

7 Aug 2018

Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant
Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant

Entries for the 2018 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award are now open...

7 Aug 2018

A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km
A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km

The translocation of wild animals is becoming an increasingly important conservation strategy...

By Matt Hayward 7 Aug 2018

23 poachers arrested in Kruger National Park in 18 days
23 poachers arrested in Kruger National Park in 18 days

Since Thursday, 19 July - the day the rangers corps lost a colleague in a contact with a poaching group - 23 suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP)...

6 Aug 2018

All-women conservation expedition to 'journey with purpose' across southern Africa
All-women conservation expedition to 'journey with purpose' across southern Africa

This September will see an all-women South African expedition set out on a conservation mission...

2 Aug 2018

New map shows that only 13% of the oceans are still truly wild
New map shows that only 13% of the oceans are still truly wild

Just 13% of the world's oceans are now free from intense human activities such as fishing...

By Kendall Jones et al. 1 Aug 2018

Cecil the Lion shortly before he was killed.
Outrage over Cecil the lion slaying three years ago left little in its wake

It's just over three years since a lion was shot in Zimbabwe by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota in the US, in a drama that became known as "Cecilgate"...

By Muchazondida Mkono 31 Jul 2018

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