His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the UK government hosted a conference on Tuesday to call for action at the highest level to end the trade in illegal wildlife – a trade that presents a grave threat not only to the natural world, but also to national and regional security.
Google, famous for their internet search engine, has made a US$3 million Global Impact Award to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC for a project on endangered species. South Africa is one of six countries selected as partners in the project.
The aim of the soon-to-be-launched National Biodiversity and Business Network is to assist businesses from various sectors to integrate and mainstream biodiversity issues into their strategies and operations.
A team of Stellenbosch University researchers has developed an eco-friendly and probably highly effective shark barrier, known as 'Sharksafe.' This is an alternative for shark nets which result in the death of thousands of sharks and other sea animals every year.
The message was clear: ‘Hoot for Penguins!’ and Cape Town obliged on a recent Saturday morning. All along the Main Road - from Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg to Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town - a large group of waddlers walked the talk in the name of penguin preservation.
A recent Green Times article focuses on Dr Sylvia Earle, one of the most famous marine biologists in the world who in her lifetime has spent more time underwater than just about anyone else on the planet.
On a botanical trip to one of the most neglected parts of our country – Klein Pella, near Aggeneys in the Northern Cape – the title of this famous book by Arundhati Roy developed a whole new meaning in my heart.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust and World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa welcome the South African government’s recent decision to designate the uMgeni Vlei Nature Reserve as the country’s 21st Ramsar site.
A helicopter crash in South Africa's Kruger National Park has killed five members of the military who were patrolling in an anti-rhino poaching operation.
My thanks go out to all the people who’ve cared about, assisted, contemplated and appreciated whales in general. Also to those who’ve had the sensitivity to wonder what the whales want or need – taking a moment to pause automatic human-doing and instead wish to know the animals’ wishes.
A cow’s tragic final journey has put focus yet again on the dire need in South Africa for traceability from farm to fork.
Renowned local artist Andile Dyalvane has kindly joined forces to help support the Pride of Cape Town, the public arts event set to launch at the V & A Waterfront this month. All proceeds will benefit international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation.
Poachers in south-west Chad have killed at least 86 elephants including 33 pregnant females in less than a week, in a potentially devastating blow to one of central Africa's last remaining elephant populations.
Global activism site Avaaz recently got Thailand's Prime Minister to promise to shut down her country’s ivory trade. But for every victory, there are hundreds more animals facing extinction, and time is running out. To truly win, they need to grow a team focused on beating the poachers and profiteers.
We ask why it is that despite all the money and efforts being spent on anti-poaching the rhino death toll is escalating at a rate that threatens the survival of the species. What was the tipping point leading to the increased demand for rhino horn and how can this trend be reversed?
Statements by leaders of 34 religious traditions were presented to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh last month as part of a major initiative linking religions and conservation groups in opposing the illegal wildlife trade, which is annihilating the world’s rare and endangered species.
An exciting partnership promises to assist the Endangered Wildlife Trust in combating illegal hunting with dogs, especially when threatened species such as Oribi are targeted.
It’s a known fact that hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, along with being an extremely talented actor is a hardcore environmentalist. Check out this message he posted on the Avaaz activist site.
It's time to halt SA's rhino trade until we can sort out our poaching problem. If we don't do this, we will likely lose them forever, according to Margot Stewart of online advocacy website Causes.
The most feared predator in the ocean received new protections on Wednesday when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species.
Two male hippo's are still loose in the vicinity of the False Bay Nature Reserve. The City of Cape Town is urging residents to "excercise caution".