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New study: Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areas
New study: Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areas

According to a new study of birdlife in South African cities, birds prefer wealthy areas to poorer ones but will move out if things get too cramped...

11 Jun 2019

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uMngeni Valley proclaimed a nature reserve

Instigated in 2012, it has taken seven years for the uMngeni Valley to be proclaimed a nature reserve. The process was officially gazetted on 16 May 2019...

10 Jun 2019

Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling
Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling

"If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees." This is a classic example of greenwashing: making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice...

By Samantha Choles 10 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives
Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives

In recent years, big business has realised its role to develop cleaner, more sustainable business practices and initiatives...

Issued by Total 7 Jun 2019

Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third
Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third

Pick n Pay has managed to reduce its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change.

6 Jun 2019

Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitation
Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitation

Anglo American Coal's Isibonelo Colliery is emerging as a powerful case study for how rehabilitated landscapes can play an important role in conservation and biodiversity...

5 Jun 2019

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Cape Town Green Map celebrates 10 years of sustainable living

The Cape Town Green Map celebrates its tenth birthday with the launch of its revamped website...

5 Jun 2019

Taking aim at SA's air and water pollution challenges and leaving no one behind
Taking aim at SA's air and water pollution challenges and leaving no one behind

Similar to other nations in the world, South Africa is dealing with a number of environmental concerns, including global warming, air pollution, urbanisation, water pollution, climate change and many others...

By Dr Nonhlanhla Kalebaila 5 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

New population of critically endangered Riverine Rabbit discovered in Baviaanskloof
New population of critically endangered Riverine Rabbit discovered in Baviaanskloof

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has confirmed the presence of a population of Riverine Rabbits in Baviaanskloof...

31 May 2019

Minimise your carbon footprint at home
Minimise your carbon footprint at home

In the spirit of energy month, we've got a few useful tips for reducing your carbon footprint at home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 May 2019

Unregulated timber harvesting in Eastern Cape negatively impacting bird diversity
Unregulated timber harvesting in Eastern Cape negatively impacting bird diversity

A new study from Stellenbosch University shows that the unregulated harvesting of timber, bark and poles from indigenous forests in the Eastern Cape is having a negative impact on bird diversity...

29 May 2019

SA's marine protection increases
SA's marine protection increases

The gazetting of a network of 20 new representative Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has increased South Africa's marine ecosystem area under protection in the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)...

29 May 2019

Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns
Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

South Africa's hard-won constitutional rights to freedom of expression and of legitimate political protest are under mounting pressure from both the state and private companies...

By John Yeld 29 May 2019

Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery management
Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery management

According to a recently published study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, how adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance...

28 May 2019

DEA gazettes 3 new marine protected areas
DEA gazettes 3 new marine protected areas

The Department of Environmental Affairs has gazetted three new marine protected areas within South African National Parks...

27 May 2019

Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting
Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting

Botswana has reinstated trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium on the practice...

By Ross Harvey 24 May 2019

Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

By Jerome Brink 22 May 2019

Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions
Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

By Bonani Madikizela 21 May 2019

More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants
More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling...

By Dr Louise de Waal 17 May 2019

Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives
Trophy hunting in Africa: the case for viable, sustainable alternatives

For decades, the public has been fed the myth that trophy hunting is absolutely necessary for sustainable conservation in Africa...

By Muchazondida Mkono 17 May 2019

Animal welfare and conservation organisation ifaw unveils rebrand
Animal welfare and conservation organisation ifaw unveils rebrand

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw), a global animal welfare and conservation non-profit organisation, recently unveiled its rebrand...

15 May 2019

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How marketing with CSR at its heart can change the world

Fitting in perfectly with the rise of purpose-led marketing across the globe is Jeanne du Plessis, corporate affairs and citizenship leader at Procter and Gamble (P&G) South Africa. Du Plessis is a passionate believer that business can and should be a force for good in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 14 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

New report confirms African elephants under continued threat of poaching
New report confirms African elephants under continued threat of poaching

According to an updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty, poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of the African elephant...

13 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

New report: Tanzania's development goals at risk due to environmental degradation
New report: Tanzania's development goals at risk due to environmental degradation

Natural resources form a core pillar of Tanzania's economy and play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of its citizens, however a new World Bank report warns that the country has only a rapidly shrinking opportunity...

10 May 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

10 May 2019

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