Elephants in South Africa are being trained to sniff our explosives, poachers and landmines in what is called the art of "bio-detection".
The fact that the poachers shot calves and took a small bit of rhino horn shows just how much it is worth in the illegal international market.
The pact between Pretoria and Portugal over the hydroelectric dam helped the apartheid state extend its empire's tentacles, say researchers.
With just five left on earth, the animal's end is inevitable, and experts argue whether it's viable to give the species a resurgence in captivity.
The Ocean View fishers say they’re being forced into poverty by the government’s “flawed and corrupt” fishing permit processes.
There is a culture among wealthy people to own tiger parts in order to mount heads and decorate living rooms with rugs made from their pelts.
The fate of land vital to South Africa's water security now rests with the ministers of mining and environmental affairs.
A recent report painted a worst-case scenario of a rise of up to 5.1°C by 2090 if there are no actions taken to cut greenhouse emissions.
2014 was the hottest year on record, and new research shows humanity is exceeding safe levels of half of the systems that are needed to support life.
The vessel has looted millions of rands' worth of fish in a decade-long onslaught on the ocean.
Experts say human-driven climate change is the main reason for last year being the most scorching on record.
It is the world’s most scenic slum ... Children here are nine times more likely to die before their first birthday.
It’s a new year and we are all thinking of ways to fix ourselves. Our environmental reporter has a simple 15-step plan to help fix the world in 2015.
Forget the UN, social justice movements offer the only viable solution to global warming.
The UN pushes for a deal that sets out a compromise between emerging and developed nations but some environmental groups lament its weakness.
The UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, head for weakened deals in Lima on limiting global warming as meetings continue for an extra day.
The sale of wildlife to Angolan parks has sparked a row over the spread of species to areas in which they do not occur naturally.
Limpopo locals are standing their ground in their fight to halt a new platinum mine that Platreef wants to establish on their land.
Zambia's high court is to decide on issuing a licence for a copper mine in a game reserve bordering Zimbabwe's Mana Pools world heritage site.