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Amdec Group donates R1.25m to SANParks Honorary Rangers over 5 years
Amdec Group donates R1.25m to SANParks Honorary Rangers over 5 years

The Amdec Group has over the past five years donated R250,000 annually to the Conservation Services National Project of the SANParks Honorary Rangers...

3 days ago

EWT report shows SA companies need to elevate biodiversity disclosure
EWT report shows SA companies need to elevate biodiversity disclosure

Key findings from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) second Biodiversity Performance Rating of SA Companies show that average scores for JSE-listed companies have improved from 2018, but remain low...

21 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable Festival
Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable Festival

SA's first Biodegradable Festival will take place Saturday, 29 February, at De Waal Park in Cape Town...

6 Feb 2020

Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET
Mpact Versapak launches grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer recycled PET

During the latter part of 2019, Mpact Versapak successfully launched a range of grape punnets, produced from 100% post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 5 Feb 2020

Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations
Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations

Led by Prof Jeff Harvey from the Netherlands Institute for Ecology, 73 scientists from around the world have developed a roadmap for global insect conservation...

4 Feb 2020

NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day
NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day

In 1970, a The New York Times ad helped spark an environmental revolution with a call to action that saw 20 million Americans join national efforts to tackle environmental degradation...

3 Feb 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries
2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries

The ninth annual Eco-Logic Awards will take place 5 June 2020 on World Environment Day. Hosted by The Enviropaedia, entries are now open...

3 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025
City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses
West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses

Five Elands Bay beach property owners have been served warning notices by the Western Cape's environmental authorities for allegedly illegally building houses and other structures within the protected coastal zone...

By John Yeld 29 Jan 2020

Biodiversity loss adds to economic woes, research shows
Biodiversity loss adds to economic woes, research shows

The Ramsar Convention decided on the international theme of 'Wetlands and biodiversity' for the year 2020...

By Bonani Madikizela 28 Jan 2020

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

By Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 14 Jan 2020

Successful start for SANParks after 7 arrests made at start of 2020
Successful start for SANParks after 7 arrests made at start of 2020

SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni congratulated rangers who managed to arrest seven suspected rhino poachers in the first nine days of the year in their anti-poaching campaign in the Kruger National Park (KNP)...

10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Technologies and tactics in curbing wildlife poaching
#BizTrends2020: Technologies and tactics in curbing wildlife poaching

Generally in South Africa, criminals control the night. Technology is a tool that is used in protected areas (national parks, provincial, municipal and private nature reserves) for detecting suspected poachers or criminals. It can be used to empower protected area management to claim a fraction of the night...

By Nicholus Funda 10 Jan 2020

Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts
Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts

Rooted in the friendship between Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Nyerere, and Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, former president of the German Frankfurt Zoological Society, Tanzania and Germany have been close partners...

31 Dec 2019

Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save them
Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save them

The island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa hosts at least 12,000 plant species and 700 vertebrate species, 80% to 90% of which are found nowhere else on Earth...

By Andrea L. Baden 27 Dec 2019

Durban named world's greenest city
Durban named world's greenest city

According to the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI) 2019, Durban is the greenest city in the world...

23 Dec 2019

SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award
SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award

South African wine farm, Spier has been acknowledged for its long-term commitment to conserving and expanding natural vegetation on its farm through proactive alien clearing and replanting programmes...

19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability
#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

New partnership offers conservation technology training
New partnership offers conservation technology training

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) has partnered with Vulcan Inc. to expand the local capacity to train, deploy and provide ongoing support of Vulcan EarthRanger, a data visualization and analysis software for Protected Area Management...

12 Dec 2019

Community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve a Big Five conservation success
Community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve a Big Five conservation success

The Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, following 10 years of hard work, is one of the first successful community-owned and managed Big Five conservation ventures in South Africa...

12 Dec 2019

Agreement reached on new nature reserve for West Coast
Agreement reached on new nature reserve for West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, agreement was reached last week to declare the Olifants River Estuary on the West Coast a nature reserve...

By John Yeld 10 Dec 2019

OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation
OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans...

9 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations
Public comment sought on carbon tax regulations

Following the coming into effect of the Carbon Tax Act, National Treasury is seeking public comment into the Draft Regulations for Trade Exposure Allowance and the Draft Regulations for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Intensity Benchmarks...

3 Dec 2019

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins
Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins

The Tikki Hywood Foundation and African Parks partnered to combine their expertise and resources to boost the protection of pangolins in Africa, the most heavily trafficked mammal on the planet...

29 Nov 2019

Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects
Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects

There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Robert Musundire 29 Nov 2019

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