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Cape mountain zebra conservation success highlighted at CoP

Yesterday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

CITES CoP17 has accepted a proposal from South Africa that Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) be downlisted conditionally from Appendix I to Appendix II.In its listing proposal, South Africa said that there was broad consensus that the downlisting of Cape mountain zebra would increase its economic value as a subspecies, which in turn would increase the size and range of this species on...

World Tourism Day: Aiming for universal access

Tuesday at 10:40 AM, via CapeNature

World Tourism Day takes place on 27 September, and the 2016 theme of Universal Access is pertinent as we seek to create a space for all to enjoy the beauty of the Western Cape’s nature reserves.  Traditionally, access to the more remote areas of our beautiful land has been restricted for the differently abled, but […]

Giving our rhinos a lift on World Rhino Day

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

This year, for World Rhino Day, we had a good story to share that stemmed from the work of our Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP).We asked you to help us spread the word by sharing our inspirational video highlighting BRREP's work and you heeded the call with vigour in giving our rhinos a lift.From the bottom of our hearts we'd like to thank you for showing your commitment and passion...

Collaboration results in Free State's first ever protected environment

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Months of negotiations, petitions and hundreds of letters of support have seen a long-term conservation vision realised as the first ever protected environment is declared in the Free State.In collaboration with BirdLife South Africa and the Free State government, and thanks to funding from WWF supporters and the collective output of 1,400 WWF petition signatures and 700 letters of support in...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Heritage Day (Braai Day)

23 September at 07:00 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Heritage Day (Braai Day) appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

This Heritage Day, before you pick up the matches to light the charcoal for the fire, go online at www.giantflag.co.za and do something that will not only help you offset your ‘Braai Day’ carbon footprint, it will kick-start a game-changing project to revitalise an impoverished …

Spotlight on black rhinos for World Rhino Day

22 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As the world celebrates World Rhino Day, a WWF project is showing the way forward for the recovery of the endangered black rhino.Since 2003, the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has been working with passion and commitment to grow populations of black rhino in South Africa. The current upsurge of poaching incidents in KwaZulu-Natal could jeopardise successes made to date if not...

A vet's life: Interview with Jacques Flamand of BRREP

22 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

People make sense of things in various ways: whether through religion, or politics, or economics. Dr Jacques Flamand finds meaning in ecological principles, the “balance of nature”. Flamand has spent his career as a wildlife vet working on species whose ecological footprints are in danger of disappearing altogether – and in the past decade or so that has been as leader of WWF's Black Rhino...

CITES has its critics, but record-breaking conference is critical for world's wildlife

19 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

By Theressa FrantzForty years ago, the multi-billion dollar international trade in endangered wildlife was largely a free-for-all. While many countries had imposed export restrictions to try and protect threatened species, there was no global trade agreement in place to provide a standard for such trade. So illegally exported products – like rhino horns or leopard skins – could still be legally...

Five conservation success stories from the United Kingdom

14 September at 11:26 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Five conservation success stories from the United Kingdom appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Five conservation success stories from the UK The life of a conservationist can be a thoroughly depressing affair, fraught with worry and persistent bouts of hopelessness. Indeed, in our day of constant negative news associated with the natural world – of declining species,...

West Coast wonder in spring

14 September at 10:19 AM, via CapeNature

In spring, the Western Cape’s West Coast explodes with colour, as the wild flowers bloom and blanket the countryside. But that’s not all there is to experience… In September the hordes flock up the West Coast, to experience the explosion of colour that comes with the wild flowers opening up. One of the lesser-known gems […]

The light behind the lens on World Rhino Day

14 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Today the world celebrates World Rhino Day. In reality, though, there has not been much to be celebratory about. The rate of poaching in South Africa has dramatically increased since 2007, showing only a slight decline in 2015.In the midst of this poaching scourge, WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) team, led by Dr Jacques Flamand, has worked with passion, commitment...

Half of Penguin Species in Trouble

09 September at 10:20 AM, via CapeNature

More than half of the world’s penguin species are threatened with extinction, according to penguin experts convened at the Ninth International Penguin Congress in Cape Town this week.  Penguins are among the most beloved and well-studied bird groups.  Restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, they range from Antarctica to the Galapagos Islands.  According to specialists, many […]

Fixing potholes fixes the world and people’s livelihoods

07 September at 09:53 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Fixing potholes fixes the world and people’s livelihoods appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Fixing potholes fixes the world We can’t predict what the outcome will be when we make large scale decisions. However, that shouldn’t stop us from examining data and implementing policies to improve the world around us. This is precisely how we get from fixing potholes …

A whale watching road trip

06 September at 11:43 AM, via CapeNature

Whale season is upon us down in the Western Cape, so we’ve gathered up some whale watching tips and tricks to make sure you get the most out of your trip along the coast to watch these magnificent citizens of the sea.  Whale watching season is prime time to visit the Overberg, and if you […]

Biodiversity Management in Mining Sector | Two Success Stories from South Africa

06 September at 08:25 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Biodiversity Management in Mining Sector | Two Success Stories from South Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Biodiversity management in mining sector is often seen as two opposing initiates – incompatible and mutually exclusive. This view is strengthened by the negative reports and case studies which often make the headlines when the topic of mining and the...

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