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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

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Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

By Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 3 days ago

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study
More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere...

17 Oct 2017

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Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Australia and France kicked off a fresh push on Monday, 16 October, to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica...

17 Oct 2017

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court
West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer...

By Melanie Gosling 16 Oct 2017

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Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...

13 Oct 2017

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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

13 Oct 2017

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Chad extends key conservation area in national park

Chad is to boost protection for a key haven for endangered wildlife in the south of the country under an agreement with a conservation group...

12 Oct 2017

UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research council
UCT GSB centre only African business school on new UN Development Programme research council

The United Nations Development Programme announced a partnership with nine leading universities to develop a research agenda that will better leverage private investment to finance the sustainable development goals...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 11 Oct 2017

More restrictions for rhino horn trade
More restrictions for rhino horn trade

South Africa is in the process of finalising a set of regulations that will introduce further restrictions and requirements to regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn...

11 Oct 2017

Healthy watersheds could help prevent childhood diseases
Healthy watersheds could help prevent childhood diseases

According to a global study supported by WWF, children living in river basins whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrhoeal disease, the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five.

11 Oct 2017

NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels
NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels

Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday, 10 October, slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes...

11 Oct 2017

Understanding the legalities of water regulations in SA
Understanding the legalities of water regulations in SA

The rainy season in the Western Cape has now drawn to a close, and dam levels are at just above half of what they were at this time last year...

10 Oct 2017

Penguins 'take flight' to head off home!
Penguins 'take flight' to head off home!

Early last week, two endangered African Penguins flew home to Port Elizabeth after spending time in the rehabilitation centre at uShaka Sea World...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 9 Oct 2017

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The immense challenge of desertification in sub-Saharan Africa

12 million hectares of arable land are being lost each year globally, to desertification and drought, when 20 million tonnes of cereals could have been cultivated in this area...

By Nabil Ben Khatra, Maud Loireau 9 Oct 2017

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Energetics SA launches Cups for Life

Energetics SA recently launched Cups for Life, a not-for profit empowerment programme that aims to identify, train and empower potential entrepreneurs who can't find work or struggle to get into the job market...

9 Oct 2017

FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing
FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing

"Healthy oceans are a vital condition for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development..."

9 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary
Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations...

9 Oct 2017

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal
Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

South Africa and Chad on Sunday, 8 October, signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country...

9 Oct 2017

Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies

The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn...

6 Oct 2017

2017/18 season will see 62 Blue Flags fly in SA
2017/18 season will see 62 Blue Flags fly in SA

The forthcoming 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season, officially opening 1 November 2017, will see 44 beaches, seven marinas and eleven sustainable tourism boats collectively fly 62 blue flags...

6 Oct 2017

World Bank approves $20m for sustainable fisheries, marine conservation in Seychelles
World Bank approves $20m for sustainable fisheries, marine conservation in Seychelles

The conservation of Seychelles' marine resources and seafood value chains will benefit from a $20m package approved by the World Bank...

5 Oct 2017

Tusk royal patron Prince William honours Africa's wildlife warriors
Tusk royal patron Prince William honours Africa's wildlife warriors

The 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards winners were revealed in Cape Town on Wednesday evening, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

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How to work out which coral reefs will bleach, and which might be spared

Regional variations in sea surface temperature, related to seasons and El Niño, could be crucial for the survival of coral reefs, according to our new research...

By Clothilde Emilie Langlais, Andrew Lenton, and Scot 3 Oct 2017

2017 Tusk Conservation Awards to be streamed live
2017 Tusk Conservation Awards to be streamed live

The 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards will be held in Cape Town on 4 October, recognising conservationists who share a passion for African wildlife and the protection of its delicate ecosystems...

29 Sep 2017

Why now is the time for sustainability in travel
Why now is the time for sustainability in travel

The United Nations has designated this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2017

SANParks calls for further assistance in fight against rhino poaching
SANParks calls for further assistance in fight against rhino poaching

This World Rhino Day, the South African National Parks (SANParks) has called for assistance in fighting rhino poaching, particularly in the Kruger National Park...

22 Sep 2017

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project
Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project...

22 Sep 2017

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Rhino poachers get prison time

Joint efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and game rangers have resulted in 18 suspects being arrested...

22 Sep 2017

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