[Beverley Klein] The African Marine Debris Summit held at Kirstenbosch from 6 - 7 June 2013, proved both concerning and hopeful at the same time. The companies and people involved are committed to aiding seals, sharks, whales, birds and turtles.
[Sindy Peters] Welcoming delegates from around the world and highlighting her department's efforts in developing a regulatory system to conserve the ocean environment, Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs Rejoice Mabudafhasi opened the African Marine Debris Summit.
[Sue Reuther] A promising economic future lies ahead for the Saldanha Bay area, but pressure from local communities and increasingly stringent regulations will compel any developer to tread carefully through this environmentally sensitive zone.
[Andrew Parker] Toxic infusions are the latest weapon to counter the thriving industry of rhino poaching in the big game areas adjoining South Africa's Kruger Park. Consumers of the powdered horn in Asia risk becoming seriously ill from ingesting a so-called "medicinal product", which is now contaminated with a non-lethal chemical package.
[Peter Shepherd] As citizens in a semi-arid country, South Africans are wasteful water users, using as much as five times more water per person than we should.
[Dr Deon Nel] WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) welcomes the 2013 Budget's clear indication of the government's commitment towards addressing the increasing problem of acid-mine drainage (AMD) and derelict mines. However, the organisation is disappointed at the level of expenditure allocated to addressing this key threat to the country's water security.
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[Sindy Peters] Greenpop, one of the pioneers of the treevolution in South Africa and abroad, celebrated its second birthday this month at Assembly in Cape Town. There was no birthday cake and candles, but a collage of funky moves and beats to suit any party animal. Festivities also included a screening of the Trees for Zambia doccie and a slideshow of memories that had many a volunteer, who'd participated in the project, welling up with nostalgia.
[Sindy Peters] Camilla Howard and Michael Baretta will be spending seven months from October 2012 to April 2013 traversing 3300km of South African coastline on foot. With bins on their backs, these social-change adventurers plan to clean up the beaches and put a spotlight on the hazards of litter.
[Sindy Peters] Volunteers from all walks of life gathered in Livingstone, Zambia during July 2012 and found common ground in a passion for the environment. Initiated by Cape Town-based Greenpop, we spent three weeks planting 4135 trees; in joining the "treevolution", everyone arrived with something to give, and took away with them a little more ...
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