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Wildlife and environmental management top priority at Tomjachu Bush Retreat

The Tomjachu Bush Retreat prides itself in the preservation and protection of the indigenous natural environment within its property. With an abundance of animal, bird and plant life, the retreats'...

1 day ago

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience
Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Here are the five ways to have an ethical elephant experience abroad, so you can appreciate the beauty of these wonderful animals, knowing their well-being is paramount...

2 days ago

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New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees...

By Mark Brown 3 days ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint
Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 3 days ago

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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

Garden Route women show their mettle
Garden Route women show their mettle

Two women in the Garden Route National park, in pursuit of organisational objectives post tragedies, prove Eleanor Roosevelt right - a woman is like a teabag...

15 Aug 2017

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards
Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

15 Aug 2017

How to save zoos? Focus on education, conservation
How to save zoos? Focus on education, conservation

One of my earlier memories from my childhood is visiting the Frankfurt zoo in Germany. I watched several elephants in an indoor enclosure, and while they were huge and fascinating, it also saddened me to see such magnificent animals in captivity...

By Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde 14 Aug 2017

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Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps...

11 Aug 2017

Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people
Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people

Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the “fines and fences” approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded...

By Sarobidy Rakotonarivo and Neal Hockley 11 Aug 2017

3D-printing tech for the marine world could save coral reefs
3D-printing tech for the marine world could save coral reefs

In true Cousteau fashion, this marine conservation project uses modern technology to protect and restore underwater life...

10 Aug 2017

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How to set conservation priorities in response to climate change

Climate change is not something that will just go away...

By Orly Razgour 7 Aug 2017

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Researchers: Artificial intelligence can help fight deforestation

A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the DRC preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said...

By Umberto Bacchi 3 Aug 2017

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2017 SAB Environmental Awards open for entries

The annual SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year 2017 is open for entries...

2 Aug 2017

The Ranger Services staff perform the guard of honour for the KNP Rangers. Approaching the Ranger monument and laying the wreath at the ceremony are MEC: Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Mpumalanga Province, Mr Petrus Ngomane (middle), Chief Ranger, Nicholus Funda, and Head Ranger Ken Maggs from the KNP Ranger Services Department. Senior members of the South African Police Service, South African National Defence Force and South African National Parks Honorary Rangers formed part of the ceremonial wreath laying.
Rangers, we salute you

Every year on 31 July, nations around the globe observe World Rangers Day to commemorate the countless brave rangers who have sacrificed their lives to protect our natural heritage...

1 Aug 2017

MZNP celebrates 80 years of protecting the Cape mountain zebra
MZNP celebrates 80 years of protecting the Cape mountain zebra

As World Ranger Day was celebrated around the globe, SANParks celebrated the 80th birthday of Mountain Zebra National Park which was established for the purpose of protecting the Cape mountain zebra...

1 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand
#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand

"At Breedezicht Estate we aim to complement the authentic character of Witsand and Port-Beaufort with the addition of more environmentally conscious building techniques."

By Cari Coetzee 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation
#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary. We got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jul 2017

#LPC2017: WWF-SASSI founder receives Living Planet Award
#LPC2017: WWF-SASSI founder receives Living Planet Award

SANBI Marine Programme manager Dr Kerry Sink was recognised at this year's WWF-SA Living Planet Conference with the organisation's Living Planet Award...

27 Jul 2017

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Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report Tuesday, 25 July...

27 Jul 2017

Woman held at SA airport for rhino horn smuggling
Woman held at SA airport for rhino horn smuggling

South African police on Wednesday, 26 July, arrested a 24-year-old woman with 20kg of rhino horn before boarding a flight bound for Hong Kong, a spokesman said...

27 Jul 2017

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats
Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year...

25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2017

Landowners called to report invasive plants
Landowners called to report invasive plants

Landowners who have listed invasive species must notify any relevant competent authority, in writing, of the listed invasive species occurring on that land...

24 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'...

24 Jul 2017

Wild dogs dying from climate change
Wild dogs dying from climate change

Climate change is threatening the survival of African wild dogs. Rising temperatures have cut the endangered animals' hunting time and their pups' survival rate is plunging as a result...

By Dave Chambers 24 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

We chat to Eco-Logic Award winner, Reliance Compost's founder and director about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations...

By Cari coetzee 17 Jul 2017

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