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Paris takes Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 title

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Gland, Switzerland – Paris is this year's Global Earth Hour Capital. WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge recognizes the “City of Light” as a role model for climate action and awards Paris for its ambitious vision and successful engagement with business, civil society and other cities on its journey toward sustainability. Paris hosted last year's historic global climate summit and has shown strong...

Getting to the business of the environment: A WWF intern's narrative

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

For one so young, Kathryn Anne Stausebach has a solid vision for her future, something she's been able to cement during her time as an intern with Nedbank.She joined the Panda Family after studying Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand.We caught up with Kathryn to find out just how she maintains this pragmatism:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this...

Be the solution: A WWF intern's aspirations

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Karabo Chadzingwa joined Isidima Design and Development as part of the WWF Internship Programme after her studies in Environmental Science at Rhodes University. She's grown in leaps and bounds.So what has she learned during her time at Isidima? We asked her:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this sector?I've always had a keen interest in development issues, especially those...

​CapeNature increases ​​protection from predators at Stony Point

Monday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature has proactively increased nocturnal patrols and has introduced additional scent deterrents at the Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay after a leopard regrettably killed 33 endangered African penguins during a single visit. On Saturday 11 June 2016 the leopard was spotted near the colony where it killed 33 birds and left one injured. […]

Working on the frontlines of community development: An intern's journey

Monday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

When studying law at the University of Zululand, Thobeka Gumede thought she would have a straight-forward legal career but during her time as an intern with the Centre for Environmental Rights, she had to call on all of her skills.Find out more about her journey:1.What's the coolest project you've worked on during your internship?What I enjoyed the most about my internship was working with...

Conserve Water — Water is our Life

17 June at 16:23 PM, via Environment.co.za

Conserve Water — Water is our Life The South African Constitution states that everyone has the right to have access to sufficient water. It is important to conserve water in order to be able to meet our current and future demand. Population Growth Population growth …

Environmental Impact Assessment Management Strategy EIAMS

17 June at 09:05 AM, via Environment.co.za

There are severe criticisms and perceptions of inadequacy about the success of the current EIA system as a tool for environmental impact management. Establishing a solid framework called the Environmental Impact Assessment Management Strategy EIAMS has been some time in the making. Environment.co.za has for 10 long years been one of those criticizing and challenging the legislation.

Green skills green jobs – the answer

15 June at 12:41 PM, via Environment.co.za

In recognition of National Environment Month, leaders in the green building sector have highlighted the industry’s potential to address both climate change and unemployment in South Africa. As one of the few industries that regularly makes the news for its growth, rather than its decline or instability, it has become a welcome source of good news for environmentalists, economists and job...

Drought pushes SA agricultural sector into recession

14 June at 16:16 PM, via Environment.co.za

The first quarter real GDP numbers from StatsSA reveals that South Africa’s agricultural sector is in a recession because of the worst drought in history. The sector experienced a negative growth of 6.5% last quarter, following a 6.7% drop in the last quarter in 2015.

Words to live by from a WWF intern

14 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

29-year-old Sisanda Mayekiso joined SANParks as an intern after studying Ichthyology – a subclass of Zoology dealing with fish – at Rhodes University.From the onset, her passion and dedication shone through, we caught up with her to find out what keeps her so motivated.1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this sector?I chose this career because cartilaginous fishes, seals,...

Exploring the Overberg: De Hoop and Walker Bay

13 June at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

Explore the Overberg with CapeNature this winter, as the land comes alive during the ‘secret season’. The third in our series looking at our nature reserves in the Overberg, this time focusing on De Hoop and Walker Bay Nature Reserves. If you’re excited by the possibility of land-based Whale-watching, then you really can’t do better […]

Bursting through the comfort zone: A WWF-SA intern's story

13 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

At 25, Monica Betts is fearless. Never one to shy from a challenge, she's grown in leaps and bounds during her time as an intern at WWF-SA in the Marine Programme. We asked her to share her experiences: 1.What inspired you to pursue a career in the sector? I held a strong desire to make a difference in the world and conserving it. I realised many years ago that we needed to start doing...

Battles over Uranium Coal and Gold Mining

09 June at 14:27 PM, via Environment.co.za

Rhinos are killed for their horn. But now in South Africa – they face a new threat- coal. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the largest population of the once endangered white rhino in the world, may bring economic development but they will also worsen air and water quality and increase poaching and crime.

Battles over Uranium Coal and Gold Mining

09 June at 14:27 PM, via Environment.co.za

Rhinos are killed for their horn. But now in South Africa – they face a new threat- coal. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the largest population of the once endangered white rhino in the world, may bring economic development but they will also worsen air and water quality and increase poaching and crime.

Americans Go Naked on Nuclear Power

09 June at 14:15 PM, via Environment.co.za

(Earth Focus: Episode 55) “Going naked” is how the insurance industry describes not having insurance. And when it comes to the worst hazards of nuclear power—America is going naked. Correspondent Miles Benson investigates why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions …

Americans Go Naked on Nuclear Power

09 June at 14:15 PM, via Environment.co.za

“Going naked” is how the insurance industry describes not having insurance. And when it comes to the worst hazards of nuclear power—Americans Go Naked on Nuclear Power.

#IAmTheFuture Competition

09 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

We're counting down to the Living Planet Conference (LPC) in Johannesburg on 28 July. The conference brings together exceptional young leaders to debate and define practical steps for the future of our country and our planet. We have an awesome line-up of speakers already, including Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, futurologist Clem Sunter, activist Tasneem Essop and entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane....

An airlift home for wandering feet

09 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) was dealt an unusual situation last week when a black rhino, November, was able to wander from a BRREP site on to a neighbouring property. River levels are low, so when November went to get something to drink, he was able to walk around the end of the fence, which would normally be in deeper water. Fortunately, a patrolling...

From a WWF intern: Find your passion and live it

08 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Having completed an MSc degree in Botany at the University of Cape Town, Brittany Arendse joined the WWF Graduate Development Programme to hone her skills.What she found was her calling:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this sector: Too often we take the environment for granted and I wanted to be at the forefront of change and education.2.What's the coolest project you've...

Leopard dies in trap on the eve of World Environment Day

07 June at 07:41 AM, via CapeNature

On World Environment Day, 5 June 2016, CapeNature opened a case at the Montagu police station for the illegal hunting of a leopard in the Koo valley in the Montagu district. On Saturday 4 June 2016, CapeNature conservation services investigated an incident where a leopard was caught in a gin trap that was set illegally. […]

#Youth4Nature: Fostering the growth of our emerging environmental leaders

07 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Every year South Africa celebrates Youth Month – a time to reflect on the challenges overcome through the commitment, energy and innovation of our youngsters. In 2016, our youth face a heavily gated future. As a young person, you'll have to battle severe barriers to both education and jobs. WWF South Africa's Graduate Development Programme positions itself in response to the socio-environmental...

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