Africa could lose more than half its bird and mammal species by 2100
Africa could lose more than half its bird and mammal species by 2100

Meeting on the eve of major global biodiversity talks in Egypt, scientists warned African ministers that the threat today to the continent's plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and large mammals is unprecedented...

2 days ago

SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says
SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says

The University of Cape Town's annual Brown to Green Report found that South Africa has the highest emission intensity in the G20 power sector...

2 days ago

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...

13 Nov 2018

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement
SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve have signed a partnership agreement, which "comes at an opportune time to effectively enhance security, address socio-economic challenges and bolster development opportunities..."

12 Nov 2018

Kevin Richardson of the Kevin Richardson Foundation. Image supplied.
#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...

12 Nov 2018

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 12 Nov 2018

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine
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 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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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

SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP
SANParks buys Foxbat light aircraft to combat rhino poaching in KNP

A whopping R2,940,000 was raised over the past year for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund thanks to 34,000 supporters...

2 Nov 2018

Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look
Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look

By several accounts, 2018 has been a great year for community-based conservation in Tanzania...

By Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund & Peadar Breho 2 Nov 2018

Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas
Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas

Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom says a network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will considerably advance South Africa's efforts to protect its ocean heritage for future generations...

26 Oct 2018

8 suspected poachers nabbed in Kruger National Park
8 suspected poachers nabbed in Kruger National Park

SANParks earlier this week welcomed the arrest of eight suspected rhino poachers during counter poaching operations inside the Kruger National Park...

25 Oct 2018

Global radio broadcast to fight poaching in Africa
Global radio broadcast to fight poaching in Africa

Radio stations unite around the world for synchronised broadcast of 'Snared In Africa'...

24 Oct 2018

Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax
Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax

As the world becomes smoggier, companies that rely on gas-guzzling vehicles become more responsible for the future...

By Andy Walker 24 Oct 2018

Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activities
Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activities

Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Toyota Hilux to the South African National Parks in an effort to curb rhino poaching in South Africa...

23 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Black rhino carcasses found in Zakouma National Park
Black rhino carcasses found in Zakouma National Park

The rhino were among a group of six black rhino translocated to Chad from South Africa earlier this year...

22 Oct 2018

Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching
Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching

The call follows the recent arrest of six suspected rhino poachers at a guesthouse in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Oct 2018

Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition
Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 advocate with key focus on hunger and nutrition

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced that Siya Kolisi will become an advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100...

Issued by OnPoint PR 19 Oct 2018

Prince William shows conservation still has a problem with 'white saviours'
Prince William shows conservation still has a problem with 'white saviours'

Prince William recently spoke at one of the largest illegal wildlife summits ever held in London. He said, "Poaching is an economic crime against ordinary people and their futures."

By Hannah Mumby 19 Oct 2018

Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released
Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released

While there has not been any major regression in the past two years, according to the scorecard, there are still many areas of concern...

18 Oct 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan
Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan

In a last-minute move, the government is attempting a new strategy to push through a coal mine in a formally protected Mpumalanga wetland area...

By John Yeld 17 Oct 2018

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