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Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to action
Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to actionArticle

Sappi has joined businesses around the world in calling for ambitious, collective action for nature. Covid-19 is causing societies, businesses and governments around the world to focus on ways to emerge more economically resilient from the crisis...

Issued by Sappi 7 hours ago

Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?
Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?Article

We (the citizens) need to re-establish an ecological healthy relationship between nature and culture...

Bonani Madikizela 11 hours ago

Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023
Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023Article

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017, and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and product life cycle...

3 days ago

Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our cities
Shaking the foundations: Time to change the structure of our citiesArticle

It's easy to fall into the doom-and-gloom trap of how the current pandemic will forever change the face of cities...

Patrick McInerney, Christoph Malan, Catharine Atkins and Malika Walele 3 days ago

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth MapArticle

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

17 Sep 2020

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected
New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expectedArticle

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050
How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050Article

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 15 Sep 2020

#TourismMonth: Free access to CapeNature reserves in September
#TourismMonth: Free access to CapeNature reserves in SeptemberArticle

Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell has encouraged locals and visitors to the province to make use of the opportunity to explore the unique heritage that belongs to all...

14 Sep 2020

2020 WWF Living Planet Report warns against business as usual
2020 WWF Living Planet Report warns against business as usualArticle

According to WWF's recently released Living Planet Report 2020, global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century...

11 Sep 2020

Black Bean Productions' conservation doccie to premiere internationally
Black Bean Productions' conservation doccie to premiere internationallyArticle

South African-produced conservation documentary The Edge of Existence will make its debut at four international film festivals over the next two months...

10 Sep 2020

Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SA
Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SAArticle

Earlier this month the EU Delegation in South Africa engaged with national, provincial and local South African government stakeholders on the theme of green SMME recovery...

9 Sep 2020

The West Coast One wind farm near Vredenburg has operated since 2015. Environment minister Barbara Creecy says the wake effect on this facility of a proposed new neighbouring wind farm must be investigated before it can also be approved. Photo: John Yeld
Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farmArticle

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy...

John Yeld 9 Sep 2020

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve and Brand Factor remind Gauteng that the wild awaits
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve and Brand Factor remind Gauteng that the wild awaitsArticle

Gauteng's much-loved Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, near Krugersdorp in the Cradle of Humankind, has introduced a fresh new logo and campaign...

Issued by Brand Factor 8 Sep 2020

African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlife
African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlifeArticle

The economic impact on the tourism industry - a key funder of conservation in Africa, has been crippling, leaving Africa's wildlife under threat...

8 Sep 2020

Tourism businesses advocate for sustainable industry recovery post-Covid
Tourism businesses advocate for sustainable industry recovery post-CovidArticle

Samara Private Game Reserve has announced its acceptance as a fellow member of The Long Run - a global community of nature-based tourism businesses committed to meeting the highest standards of sustainability...

8 Sep 2020

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefitArticle

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark trees
Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark treesArticle

There is serendipity in the fact that Arbour Week and Heritage Day are both celebrated in the month of September, which also heralds the beginning of spring in South Africa...

Issued by Sappi 4 Sep 2020

UP and Ikiam University enter research, academic exchange partnership
UP and Ikiam University enter research, academic exchange partnershipArticle

The University of Pretoria and Ecuador's University of Ikiam signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday, 31 August 2020 to collaborate on research, and student and staff exchange projects...

2 Sep 2020

Professor Timm Hoffman wins 2020 WWF Living Planet Award
Professor Timm Hoffman wins 2020 WWF Living Planet AwardArticle

Arid zone ecologist Professor Timm Hoffman has been announced the winner of the 2020 WWF Living Planet Award...

2 Sep 2020

Spike in SA e-commerce could trigger major warehouse space investment
Spike in SA e-commerce could trigger major warehouse space investmentArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a massive spike in online sales which could fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa, according to Paragon Group director Estelle Meiring...

2 Sep 2020

Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge
Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challengeArticle

Beyond Tourism in Africa is a global innovation challenge seeking new revenue models that enable communities in Africa to derive income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector...

1 Sep 2020

SA climate change researcher receives British Ecological Society award
SA climate change researcher receives British Ecological Society awardArticle

South Africa's Professor Wendy Foden, a globally recognised researcher in climate change vulnerability assessments of threatened species, has been awarded the British Ecological Society's Marsh award for climate change research...

31 Aug 2020

Women making waves in water conservation with RAIN
Women making waves in water conservation with RAINArticle

Through its Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), the Coca-Cola Foundation is supporting women-inspired partnerships in South Africa create positive impacts on the environment and livelihoods...

25 Aug 2020

Have your say on plastic bag regulations
Have your say on plastic bag regulationsArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited members of the public to comment on the intention to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations...

24 Aug 2020

Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-Natal
Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted season two premiere with South African episode on 26 August at 9pm on National Geographic...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 19 Aug 2020

New project explores impact of biodiversity loss on well-being in Africa
New project explores impact of biodiversity loss on well-being in AfricaArticle

Lack of access to global data on biodiversity loss and its impact on people is a major barrier to tackling the issue in Africa...

17 Aug 2020

Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impact
Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impactArticle

The period April to June 2020 of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for magazines is characterised by the negative effect of Covid-19 that has seen publishing houses closing and titles discontinued and terminated...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Aug 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the 2020 Eco-Logic Awards hosted by the Enviropaedia across 12 categories have been announced...

12 Aug 2020

Residents of Lamu, Kenya, accuse the government of ignoring their concerns and going ahead with the construction of a huge port. TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images
Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn'tArticle

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

Top 10 countries in Africa for a safari holiday of your dreams
Top 10 countries in Africa for a safari holiday of your dreamsArticle

Dreaming of an African safari tour? Wondering which country in Africa offers the best safari experience?..

Issued by SA Shares 7 Aug 2020

Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup
Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineupArticle

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the list of short films that will screen this year...

7 Aug 2020

Hot water generation - best solutions for SA commercial sector
Hot water generation - best solutions for SA commercial sectorArticle

The national building regulations specify that at least 50% of the annual hot water generation volume be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating elements...

Dr Andries Nel 5 Aug 2020

Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinos
Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinosArticle

Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide Jemu Mwenda bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan', the male Northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world...

Pavithra Rao 3 Aug 2020

2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealed
2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealedArticle

On Friday, 31 July - also celebrated as World Ranger Day, the winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced during an online event...

3 Aug 2020

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid
We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheidArticle

It has been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison and South Africa began to dismantle apartheid...

Zander Venter 31 Jul 2020

We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural world
We are not superior. Our survival depends on the natural worldArticle

If we are to have a future, we need to reframe our relationship with the earth. This World Nature Conservation Day, it's time to tell a new story about humanity...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 28 Jul 2020

The hydropower potential at the Grand Inga site on the Congo River, the largest remaining untapped hydropower potential in the world.
Why wind and solar would offer the DRC and South Africa better energy deals than Inga 3Article

Seven years ago the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) proposed the Inga 3 - a 4.8GW hydropower project on the Congo River - with great fanfare...

Grace C Wu & Ranjit Deshmukh 24 Jul 2020

Dr Godfrey Gandawa, special scientific advisor, Mixcorp
Powering mining with renewable energyArticle

The 56MW Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project, launched in May 2020, is set to provide Australia's mining industry with up to 50% more renewable energy.

23 Jul 2020

These are the 5 best places for an African safari with kids
These are the 5 best places for an African safari with kidsArticle

The best memories are made on the road. And for the little ones, unforgettable experiences in the African Savannah beats getting a new toy...

Issued by Orbeen 22 Jul 2020

Shamwari adopts WHO-approved Covid-19 measures for September reopening
Shamwari adopts WHO-approved Covid-19 measures for September reopeningArticle

Working with professional health and travel industry bodies, Shamwari Private Game Reserve has developed a set of safety standards to mitigate the possibility of Covid-19 virus spreading at its facilities when it reopens in September...

22 Jul 2020

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Geospatial data platform launches to help build stronger food, agriculture sectorsArticle

"The geospatial platform will allow us to design more targeted agricultural interventions and investment plans through a territorial approach - an approach that fosters equality, inclusion and sustainable food and nutrition security."

22 Jul 2020

National Geographic announces limited series 'Barkskins' to premiere with back-to-back episodes over 4 weeks beginning Thursday, 13 August
National Geographic announces limited series 'Barkskins' to premiere with back-to-back episodes over 4 weeks beginning Thursday, 13 AugustArticle

Barkskins premieres Thursday, 13 August at 9pm (CAT) on National Geographic (DStv 181, StarSat 220) with a double bill of episodes each week...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 20 Jul 2020

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Celebrating conservation efforts at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve amidst Covid-19Article

Like with many other industries, the world over, it has taken innovation, determination, and adaptability to continue business activities...

Dr Duncan MacFadyen 20 Jul 2020

IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern Africa
IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern AfricaArticle

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has awarded emergency grants totalling nearly $150,000 to six wildlife organisations in Southern Africa...

15 Jul 2020

Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperity
Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperityArticle

It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...

Ashim Paun 14 Jul 2020

Karoo farmers take to the sky to curb the spread of invasive alien plants
Karoo farmers take to the sky to curb the spread of invasive alien plantsArticle

"During the past four decades, the southern and northern slopes, as well as the mountain tops of the Outeniqua Mountains have fallen prey to the aggressive spread of invasive alien plants, in particular wattle and pine trees."

13 Jul 2020

Building more sustainable businesses in a post-Covid world
Building more sustainable businesses in a post-Covid worldArticle

Over recent months the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that as humans we are all connected...

Robin Fisher 10 Jul 2020

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