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Sanbi appoints Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEO
Sanbi appoints Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEOArticle

The board of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) has appointed Shonisani Munzhedzi as CEO of the organisation...

23 Apr 2021

Cathy Dreyer appointed new head ranger for Kruger National Park
Cathy Dreyer appointed new head ranger for Kruger National ParkArticle

Cathy Dreyer has been appointed the first-ever female head ranger at the Kruger National Park (KNP). She starts her new position on 1 May 2021...

14 Apr 2021

How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decade
How the Replenish Africa Initiative aims to secure billions of litres of water over the next decadeArticle

The Coca-Cola Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain) funds five major projects in South Africa - each received $1.25m in grants in 2019...

18 Jan 2021

New study: Alleviating CT's water scarcity woes through retention, recycling
New study: Alleviating CT's water scarcity woes through retention, recyclingArticle

The City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality's water woes is not a thing of the past, despite the good rainfall this winter....

12 Oct 2020

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has conditionally approved the Boulders wind farm project. Image from the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report by CES (copied for fair use).
Huge West Coast wind farm approvedArticle

The government has approved in principle the huge Boulders wind farm project on the West Coast peninsula near Paternoster, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg...

John Yeld 22 Jan 2020

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South Africa needs team effort in conserving natural heritageArticle

South African biologists and environmentalists, in three recent papers, have listed pertinent research priorities for the next decade...

23 Oct 2019

Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor Month
Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor MonthArticle

New infographic shows how forestry plays a role in sustaining the planet, its people and their prosperity...

Dr Ronald Heath 4 Sep 2019

uMgeni Valley Nature Reserve. Image source:
uMngeni Valley proclaimed a nature reserveArticle

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

SA makes its mark in fisheries economy
SA makes its mark in fisheries economyArticle

South Africa is no longer a spectator country in the business of the ocean and fisheries economy, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

10 Apr 2019

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Trends developing in Africa travelArticle

Tourism is an organic industry, growing and changing as the needs and wants of travellers shift, and service providers adapt their offerings to meet these requirements...

Kerry Hayes 8 Jan 2019

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economyArticle

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red Lark
Kangnas Wind Farm backs research on current status of Red LarkArticle

Kangnas Wind Farm has partnered with the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, providing financial support for a PhD study on the Red Lark...

7 Aug 2018

The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communities
The fight against poaching must shift to empowering communitiesArticle

Wildlife crimes were once considered a “green” matter. But this has changed...

Annette Hübschle 21 Sep 2017

SANParks' 2017 Kudu Awards open for entries
SANParks' 2017 Kudu Awards open for entriesArticle

The 2017 Kudu Awards is currently open for entries until 8 October...

11 Sep 2017

The grey long-eared bat. Anton Alberdi / Bat conservation trust, Author provided
How to set conservation priorities in response to climate changeArticle

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

Orly Razgour 7 Aug 2017

iSimangaliso investments in development and conservation starting to yield benefits
iSimangaliso investments in development and conservation starting to yield benefitsArticle

The region in which iSimangaliso Wetland Park is located was experiencing a declining tourism economy when it was listed and proclaimed as South Africa's first world heritage site in 2000...

4 May 2017

Kruger National Park hosts scientists, researchers
Kruger National Park hosts scientists, researchersArticle

The Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently hosting scientists and researchers from around the world for the 15th Annual Savanna Science Network Meeting at the Skukuza's Nombolo Mdluli Conference Centre...

16 Mar 2017

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Global warming is top threat to polar bearsArticle

US wildlife authorities released on Monday, 9 December, a broad plan to try to save Arctic polar bears from going extinct, as global warming melts away their icy habitat at an increasing pace...

11 Jan 2017

Clanwilliam cedar could be extinct within the 21st century
Clanwilliam cedar could be extinct within the 21st centuryArticle

A study by UCT researchers has confirmed a decline in the iconic conifer, the Clanwilliam cedar, which gives the name to the Cederberg Wilderness Area...

6 Dec 2016

Shield Award winners, Karoo Lion Search Team from Karoo National Park, SANParks
Conservationists awarded at SANParks Kudu Awards 2016Article

Deserving conservationists were recognised by South African National Parks at the 12th SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony...

21 Nov 2016

Conservation Detection Dog Project
CapeNature projects win at M&G Greening the Future awardsArticle

CapeNature's Stewardship programme and Conservation Detection Dog project were awarded for its biodiversity stewardship and species conservation efforts...

2 Aug 2016

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Awarding conservation: entries open for 2016 Kudu AwardsArticle

"The Kudu Awards is an event whereby SANParks honours and celebrates people who eat, sleep and breathe conservation."

8 Jun 2016

Kwantu education
Kwantu broadens scope of wildlife conservation initiativesArticle

Kwantu Private Game Reserve's volunteer programme is drawing visitors from across the globe to participate in real life safari training. Proving popular with youth travellers...

12 May 2016

Conservation can competitively stimulate development
Conservation can competitively stimulate developmentArticle

South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Department of Environmental Affairs have announced the findings of a two-year pilot programme that has demonstrated conservation as a growing and value-adding sector within rural development...

8 Apr 2016

[Earth Focus] Walk on the wild side: thoughts around a campfire
[Earth Focus] Walk on the wild side: thoughts around a campfireArticle

Life on our over-populated planet is undergoing such stress, that we risk increasing disconnection from the natural world on which our survival ultimately depends...

Roger Metcalfe 5 Oct 2015

Garden Route National Park award winners announced
Garden Route National Park award winners announcedArticle

The 2015 Garden Route National Park (GRNP) awards ceremony was recently held at the Simola Hotel near Knysna...

24 Aug 2015

Mketeni appointed as new CEO of SANParks
Mketeni appointed as new CEO of SANParksArticle

Cabinet approved the appointment of Fundisile Mketeni as the CEO of South African National Parks (SANParks) on a five-year contract at its meeting on 22 October 2014.

27 Oct 2014

Blue Flag status awarded to a record 82 sites
Blue Flag status awarded to a record 82 sitesArticle

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced that Blue Flag status has been awarded to a record 82 sites in South Africa. The 2014/2015 South African Blue Flag season opens officially on 1 November.

9 Oct 2014

Own office for Clansthal Conservancy
Own office for Clansthal ConservancyArticle

Clansthal Conservancy has opened its own office in the Crocworld Conservation Centre near Scottburgh in southern KwaZulu-Natal.

28 Nov 2013

Loss of elephant not caused by controlled fires - SANParks
Loss of elephant not caused by controlled fires - SANParksArticle

A young elephant and possibly a rhino were recently injured by a fire in the Kruger National Park (KNP). However, South African National Parks (SANParks) has refuted claims that the fire was part of controlled fires that are currently being administered in the park.

16 Jul 2013

57 rhino poached in SA in 2013 so far
57 rhino poached in SA in 2013 so farArticle

The recent floods in the Kruger National Park, thick vegetation, two weeks of a full moon, and aggressive incursions from Mozambique are some of the factors that have contributed not only an increase in poaching in the country's flagship national park, but also in a rise in the number of arrests of those intent on killing these animals for their horns.

31 Jan 2013

Fixing SA water leaks
Fixing SA water leaksArticle

It's safe to say that SA's water infrastructure is in the same position that the energy sector was in a decade ago. Without huge investment to rehabilitate and replace ageing infrastructure, supply and quality are under threat.

18 Jun 2012

Elephant Hapoor Junior killed by his brotherArticle

Pumba Private Game Reserve has announced the death of Hapoor Junior (aged 58), the Eastern Cape's most famous elephant bull. He was sired by legendary Hapoor, the dominating bull who reigned over all in the Addo Elephant National Park from 1944 to 1958.

12 Mar 2012

Another Elgin Vintners partner achieves BWI champion status
Another Elgin Vintners partner achieves BWI champion statusArticle

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), in recognition of its contribution to conserving the biodiversity of the Cape floral kingdom for future generations, has awarded Elgin Orchards, owned by Elgin Vintners partner Max Hahn, BWI champion status.

27 Feb 2012

Mpumalanga Tourism partners counterparts in Mozambique, SwazilandArticle

On 16 September 2009 the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency launched a partnership agreement with the National Tourism Institute of Mozambique (INATUR) and the Swaziland Tourism Authority (STA).

29 Sep 2009

Amarula makes a splash in India
Amarula makes a splash in IndiaArticle

Distell, South Africa's biggest wine and spirits producer, has launched its flagship cream liqueur Amarula in India, one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The company, which already markets its top-selling Nederburg and Two Oceans wines on the subcontinent, introduced Amarula in the states of Maharashtra and neighbouring Karnataka, two of India's most affluent and populous regions, during March 2009.

Janine Erasmus 3 Apr 2009

Liqueur brand aids elephant tracking initiative
Liqueur brand aids elephant tracking initiativeArticle

Amarula lent its support to a team of specialists who monitor and assess the impact of elephants on the environment with a collaring exercise that took place at the end of October 2008.

4 Dec 2008

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