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 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.
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?
China has announced it will establish a carbon tax by adding CO2 to the scope of existing environmental levies.
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".
A South African court has convicted a man for killing a great white shark in the country's first-ever ruling on such a case, according to the ministry of agriculture and fisheries.
This year the theme of the day is ‘Wetlands take care of water’ and the aim of the day is to draw attention to wetland habitats and the vital role they play in the environment and the human economy.
A team of environmentalists under the leadership of Dr Carin van Ginkel of Cripsis Environment has developed a field guide for identifying our wetland plants. The study, titled ‘Easy identification of some South African wetland plants,’ offers a plethora of plants that people can find in the country.
Over the past 22 years, the Mondi Wetlands Programme (MWP) has moved wetland conservation from being a side issue to centre stage. This has irreversibly changed the way government, communities, public, as well as the forestry and sugar industries understand and manage their wetlands.
John West, one of Australia’s leading canned fish manufacturers, has pledged to stop using destructive fishing methods. They have committed to phasing out the use of wasteful Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) by 2015.
North West Premier Thandi Modise is confident that police are closing the net around the syndicate responsible for rhino poaching and are getting closer to the kingpins. This follows the arrest of 8 suspects in connection with poaching of eight rhinos in Klipkopspruit farm last month.
The monitoring of tuna fisheries must be strengthened and transfers of fish at sea banned to end the overfishing crisis in the Indian Ocean, Greenpeace International said earlier this month after it again found illegal fishing operations in the region.
As the World Bank strongly warns of the devastating effects of temperature rises and hopes for a ground-breaking COP18 outcome are low, the World Future Council concluded its 6th Annual General Meeting with a renewed commitment to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.
Frogs are the most threatened group of species on Earth. These creatures of popular folklore are teetering on the brink of extinction and unless we act NOW to save them, South Africa too will start losing species.
Imagine opening a newspaper and reading that across the world fish stocks are recovering, forests are growing back, droughts and extreme weather events are declining and carbon dioxide levels are dropping. That’s what John Elkington describes when asked to imagine what real progress on sustainability would look like.
Small-scale fishermen from across Europe are joining forces to put sustainable, artisanal and low-impact fishing at the heart of the on-going reform of European Union (EU) Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
A new report finds that more than 85 percent of reefs in the Coral Triangle are directly threatened by local human activities, substantially more than the global average of 60 percent.