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IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far
IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so farArticle

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021

Entries now open for 10th Eco-Logic Awards
Entries now open for 10th Eco-Logic AwardsArticle

The 10th annual Eco-Logic Awards is now open for entries, recognising South Africa's eco-champions. Free to enter, the closing date is 31 May...

23 Mar 2021

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planetArticle

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021

Work can be a violent experience for Zimbabwe's forest rangers
Work can be a violent experience for Zimbabwe's forest rangersArticle

As cases of poaching rise across Africa's protected areas, some governments have responded with a military approach to nature conservation...

Tafadzwa Mushonga 10 Feb 2021

Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?
Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?Article

There's a new nature conservation strategy in town - and it means business...

Tom Oliver 8 Feb 2021

South African climate finance report tracks R62.2bn in annual climate finance
South African climate finance report tracks R62.2bn in annual climate financeArticle

A recent South African Climate Finance Landscape report published by GreenCape and The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has tracked R62.2bn in annual climate finance invested in SA for 2017 and 2018...

Issued by GreenCape 29 Jan 2021

#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editor
#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editorArticle

Gugulethu Mhlungu, popularly known as Gugs, was recently appointed editor of Careers Magazine...

Jessica Tennant 28 Dec 2020

New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate change
New report: More flexibility needed in nature conservation to weather climate changeArticle

A new paper, "Post-2020 biodiversity targets need to embrace climate change" published in PNAS, ecologists and climate change specialists argue that current nature conservation practices are not sufficiently flexible and dynamic to weather the impacts of climate change...

14 Dec 2020

David 'Blackhawk' Simelane appointed as SA's first black game capture pilot
David 'Blackhawk' Simelane appointed as SA's first black game capture pilotArticle

SANParks has appointed Captain David Simelane as South Africa's first black game capture-rated pilot. Nicknamed 'Blackhawk', Simelane completed his game capture rating, which is an endorsement on his pilot license, with flying colours on 2 December 2020...

9 Dec 2020

Cabinet approves measures to address threatened biodiversity
Cabinet approves measures to address threatened biodiversityArticle

Cabinet has approved the updated National Protected Areas Expansion Strategy and the revised National Biodiversity Framework in an effort to assist in addressing threats to biodiversity...

25 Nov 2020

Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have one
Cape Town's climate strategy isn't perfect, but every African city should have oneArticle

It may take an extreme heatwave, a mega wildfire or a severe coastal storm to begin to appreciate the dangers of climate change...

Alanna Rebelo, Karen Joan Esler, Michael Samways, Patricia Holmes, Tony Rebelo 11 Nov 2020

Sustainable use of land vital for fynbos protection
Sustainable use of land vital for fynbos protectionArticle

As the world looks for ways to tackle both an unprecedented health crisis and the ongoing climate crisis, the Flower Valley Conservation Trust in the Western Cape is working hard to bring to light the importance of fynbos protection through sustainable land use.

6 Oct 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Lower or no rates for 11 new property categories
Lower or no rates for 11 new property categoriesArticle

The City of Cape Town has added 11 new property categories, implemented from 1 July 2020, for rates relief...

8 Jul 2020

Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa
Greater focus needed on human capital development in AfricaArticle

If Africa is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets, its governments must foster innovation...

3 Feb 2020

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

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

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Addo appoints first female head of conservationArticle

Affectionately known as the "Rhino Whisperer", Dreyer says that she is looking forward to supporting the Park's terrestrial and marine conservation efforts and feel incredibly privileged to be a part of such a passionate, dedicated and committed team of rangers...

25 Oct 2019

Addo Elephant Park appoints first female head of conservation
Addo Elephant Park appoints first female head of conservationArticle

A former conservation student at Addo Elephant National Park, Cathy Dreyer has been appointed the Eastern Cape park's conservation manager...

25 Oct 2019

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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

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ShotSpotter technology helps Kruger National Park fight rhino poachingArticle

"ShotSpotter changes the game by giving our rangers the exact location of the shot within seconds."

20 Sep 2019

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Global investment in renewables to hit $2.6trnArticle

Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade - 2010 to 2019 inclusive - is on course to hit $2.6trn, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology...

6 Sep 2019

Table Mountain Fund looks to empower more conservation-minded leaders
Table Mountain Fund looks to empower more conservation-minded leadersArticle

The Table Mountain Fund, an associated trust of WWF-South Africa has, since 1998, focused on protecting the Cape Floristic Region...

21 Aug 2019

How Protected Area models are helping protect the Cape Floral Kingdom
How Protected Area models are helping protect the Cape Floral KingdomArticle

Driven through pioneering conservation models funded by the Table Mountain Fund (TMF), innovative work is taking place across the Western Cape to increase the Protected Area network...

21 Aug 2019

Coastal Bylaw intends to push back beachfront property spread
Coastal Bylaw intends to push back beachfront property spreadArticle

Owners of highly valued beachfront properties have significantly encroached on the public's right to access beaches by extending the edge of their properties onto public coastal land, or blocking access paths...

Steve Kretzmann 20 Aug 2019

Merck, BioRescue Project collaborate to save Northern White Rhino
Merck, BioRescue Project collaborate to save Northern White RhinoArticle

Science and technology company Merck is collaborating with the BioRescue Project to save the Northern White Rhinoceros by making its fertility technologies and extensive knowledge on the subject available...

12 Aug 2019

How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poaching
How AI and machine learning can help combat rhino poachingArticle

While various anti-rhino poaching strategies have helped curb this illegal activity, nature conservationists and other relevant role-players still lack real-time data about rhino behaviour that could provide crucial information of imminent poaching activities...

30 Jul 2019

Understanding the landscape of philanthropy in Africa
Understanding the landscape of philanthropy in AfricaArticle

This century belongs to the African philanthropists whose capital, influence, local knowledge, and moral authority have the power to address pressing challenges that face the continent...

Emmanuel Akyeampong and Bhekinkosi Moyo 20 Jun 2019

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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

New stewardship project equips smallholders against climate change
New stewardship project equips smallholders against climate changeArticle

"The intention of the project is that at least 20 small-scale farmers undergo extensive training in Climate Wise Agriculture (CWA). They will test out climate wise approaches to farming in trial plots on local farms that will be set up for evaluating and monitoring alternative practices...

22 May 2019

The Great Migration river crossing. Image source:
People are taking a huge toll on the plains of the Serengeti-MaraArticle

The 40,000sqkm Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife...

Joseph Ogutu 2 Apr 2019

Wind farms fund construction of bridge over dried up river in Loeriesfontein
Wind farms fund construction of bridge over dried up river in LoeriesfonteinArticle

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm will fund the construction of a bridge over a dried up river that has divided the communities of Loeriesfontein for many years...

28 Mar 2019

Cape Town drought inspires launch of P&G's latest hair care brand
Cape Town drought inspires launch of P&G's latest hair care brandArticle

Pantene maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) has introduced its first new retail hair care brand globally in four years, and the launch kicks off in the Mother City...

5 Mar 2019

Africa Protected Areas Congress launched in Kenya
Africa Protected Areas Congress launched in KenyaArticle

This Thursday, 14 February, saw the launch of the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park's historic Ivory Burning Site in Kenya...

15 Feb 2019

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa
New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

It's estimated that by 2050, global aviation could account for over 22% of all global carbon dioxide emissions due to rapid growth in air traffic...

25 Jan 2019

Freshwater wildlife face an uncertain future
Freshwater wildlife face an uncertain futureArticle

Pacific salmon are one of Canada's iconic creatures. Each summer, they complete their, on average, four- to five-year-long life cycle by returning from their rich ocean feeding grounds to the creeks and streams where they were born...

Andrea Jane Reid and Steven J Cooke 23 Jan 2019

New nitrogen removal technology reveals poultry manure potential for anaerobic digestion
New nitrogen removal technology reveals poultry manure potential for anaerobic digestionArticle

Colsen BV has developed a technology that overcomes the challenges of the high ammonia concentrations such that the value of poultry manure can be enhanced by creating renewable energy and fertilisers...

8 Jan 2019

Ford donates vehicles to charities
Ford donates vehicles to charitiesArticle

Ford has spread the festive cheer this year with a donation of 26 brand new vehicles to 22 selected charity organisations in South Africa

20 Dec 2018

Boeing selects two South African students to join IBIP
Boeing selects two South African students to join IBIPArticle

Two South African students have been selected to join the six-month International Business Internship Program (IBIP) in Seattle, USA...

13 Dec 2018

Mokonyane to appoint panel to review conservation policies, legislation and practices
Mokonyane to appoint panel to review conservation policies, legislation and practicesArticle

Environmental Affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane will soon appoint a high-level panel to review policies, legislation and practices on matters of lion, elephants, leopard and rhinoceros...

6 Dec 2018

2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announced
2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announcedArticle

SANParks recently held its 14th Kudu Awards ceremony celebrating its employees, as well as multiple stakeholders who play a pivotal role in strengthening conservation in SA...

22 Nov 2018

SA photographer snaps up top international conservation award
SA photographer snaps up top international conservation awardArticle

Adrian Steirn is the recipient of the Conservation Award from Les Jeunes du Monde Unis Awards...

20 Nov 2018

$1bn annually is what's needed to save Africa's lions - here's how we arrived at the price tag
$1bn annually is what's needed to save Africa's lions - here's how we arrived at the price tagArticle

A billion dollars. That's approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion...

Luke Hunter 6 Nov 2018

Bursary to increase careers in conservation
Bursary to increase careers in conservationArticle

The Schalk Willem Theron Trust has entered into a partnership with SANParks and Nelson Mandela University to create a bursary programme aimed at assisting students studying nature conservation...

8 Oct 2018

Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
Working out what's fair in conservation in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

People who care about conserving nature are starting to think more deeply about how communities fit into conservation efforts...

Jessica Nosizwe P. R. Thorn and Rachel Friedman 14 Sep 2018

Zanzibar Red Colobus, endemic to Tanzania. Image by by Hasin Shakur, GFDL 1.2,
The fate of unique species in Tanzania's coastal forests hangs in the balanceArticle

Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife...

Neil Burgess 12 Sep 2018

#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants
#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephantsArticle

Around 96 African elephants are poached for their ivory every day, that's one elephant every 15 minutes...

Sindy Peters 30 Aug 2018

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