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New report paints disturbing picture of humanity pushing nature to the brink
New report paints disturbing picture of humanity pushing nature to the brinkArticle

The report, which comes out every two years, presents a sobering picture of the impact of human activity on the world's wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers and climate....

5 Nov 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

BRICS ministers reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement
BRICS ministers reaffirm commitment to Paris AgreementArticle

Environment ministers from BRICS nations have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in dealing with climate change...

21 May 2018

It pays to invest in biodiversity
It pays to invest in biodiversityArticle

In 2010, 193 countries stepped up to halt the global decline of biodiversity by 2020 as part of their commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity...

Rashid Sumaila 18 May 2018

Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN review
Genetic tool that can doom a species under UN reviewArticle

PARIS - For some, a new cutting-edge technology called gene drive is the silver bullet able to wipe out invasive species decimating island wildlife, and eradicate the malaria-bearing mosquitos...

6 Dec 2017

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Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forestsArticle

A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level...

Arend de Haas 24 Apr 2017

Giraffes 'threatened with extinction'
Giraffes 'threatened with extinction'Article

Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40% in the last three decades, and the species is now "vulnerable" to extinction, a top conservation body warned Thursday, 8 December...

9 Dec 2016

Mainstreaming biodiversity to create sustainable agriculture
Mainstreaming biodiversity to create sustainable agricultureArticle

Maintaining biological diversity is important for producing food...

5 Dec 2016

How justice can be brought to South Africa's rooibos industry
How justice can be brought to South Africa's rooibos industryArticle

There are political, environmental and social controversies associated with that most delectable of South African beverages: rooibos tea...

Rachel Wynberg 30 Nov 2016

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Protecting biodiversity: people's buy-in is as important as the scienceArticle

Biodiversity, the variety of life on earth (plants, animals and the ecosystems in which they live), underpins the planet's life support systems and consequently human well-being...

Karen Joan Esler 3 Oct 2016

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa
Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in AfricaArticle

182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed, at this year's gathering, to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.

Ross Harvey 29 Sep 2016

Drawn out battle over genetic resources dampens Africa's hopes
Drawn out battle over genetic resources dampens Africa's hopesArticle

The global South is full of significant, diverse biological and genetic resources...

Chidi Oguamanam 4 May 2016

Wildlife and bioprospecting sectors committed to greater inclusivity
Wildlife and bioprospecting sectors committed to greater inclusivityArticle

The wildlife and bioprospecting sectors have expressed their commitment to greater inclusivity and an equitable sharing of benefits between the private sector and communities at the Biodiversity Economy Indaba which was recently held in Durban...

12 Nov 2015

Radebe: SA is world's 9th largest GM crop producer
Radebe: SA is world's 9th largest GM crop producerArticle

South Africa was the world's ninth largest producer of genetically modified (GM) crops, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said...

6 Nov 2015

We have 15 years to halt biodiversity loss, can it be done?
We have 15 years to halt biodiversity loss, can it be done?Article

The UN's ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals include a target to halt biodiversity loss by 2030. The SDGs have generated a great deal of comment, with questions raised as to whether the lofty aspirations can be turned into realistic policies...

Richard Pearson 26 Oct 2015

SA elected to Bureau of Convention on Biological Diversity
SA elected to Bureau of Convention on Biological DiversityArticle

South Africa has for the first time been elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

17 Oct 2014

SA and China sign conservation MoUArticle

The fight against rhino poaching was given a further shot in the arm with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Africa and the People's Republic of China on co-operation in the fields of wetland and desert ecosystems and wildlife conservation.

3 Apr 2013

South Africa ratifies the Nagoya ProtocolArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs has announced that South Africa is the first country in 2013 and the 12th country overall to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity, popularly referred to as the Nagoya Protocol on ABS. South Africa became Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1995.

6 Feb 2013

SA is 'turning off' systems that make our lives possibleArticle

Sustainability journalist David Le Page writes in BDLive that the world is full of beings and processes that support us in ways we take for granted, just as some take for granted their domestic workers. Yet this symphony of all life on Earth, "biodiversity", is profoundly threatened. The word is almost designed to sound inconsequential.

19 Nov 2012

SA still committed to signing of MoU with VietnamArticle

South Africa remains committed to entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam that will promote cooperation between the two countries and compliance with CITES. The MoU will be addressing, in particular, the illegal trade in rhino horn that has seen a scourge in rhino poaching.

26 Oct 2012

SA's Coastal Management Act short-listed for future policy awardArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs is pleased to announce that the department's Integrated Coastal Management Act (ICM Act) has been short-listed for the prestigious 2012 World Future Policy Award.

10 Sep 2012

South Africa shortlisted for exemplary policies awardArticle

Six policies from five countries, one of which is South Africa, have been shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award recognising effective and exemplary policies. The topic of the award this year is the protection of oceans and coasts.

7 Sep 2012

SA signs memorandum with Vietnam to stop rhino poachingArticle

South Africa's efforts to address the ongoing poaching of rhino for its horns will be taken to a new level when South Africa signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). COP 11 will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 8 to 19 October 2012.

5 Sep 2012

AFRICA: In search of lasting farming solutions to climate changeArticle

NAIROBI: In the semi-arid Laikipia district of Kenya's Rift Valley province, research scientist Sarah Ogalleh Ayeri travels from one village to another, documenting methods used by peasant farmers as they attempt to adapt to changing climatic conditions.

Isaiah Esipisu 1 Oct 2010

Red light for UK business on green issues
Red light for UK business on green issuesArticle

LONDON, UK: Business is biting the hand that feeds as unchecked environmental resource loss threatens to bite the UK economy.

13 Jul 2010

Nestle accused of bio-pirating genetic resourcesArticle

Multinational food giant Nestle has been accused of bio-pirating South Africa's genetic resources.

28 May 2010

Climate fight must enlist biodiversity and communitiesArticle

UN-led efforts to address climate change, conserve biodiversity and fight poverty could cancel each other out unless the close links between these global challenges are given more attention, says a paper published today (18 February) by the International Institute for Environment and Development.

Carole Kimutai 18 Feb 2008

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