Fiona Macleod

Race on to secure life after Kyoto

Concerned countries want a new phase of the protocol to kick in immediately after it expires, writes Fiona Macleod.

South Africa at core of illicit ape trade

Pet owners in Asia are snapping up 'pocket' primates provided by traders in South Africa. Fiona Macleod reports

Green labelling gets red light

A plan to alert consumers to ecofriendly products has ended with the closure of a government agency, writes Fiona Macleod.

Officials turn a blind eye to the smuggling of wild lions

Even proof of the routes used between Botswana and South Africa has not alarmed the authorities, writes Fiona Macleod.

Quotas distinctly fishy, locals say

Fishermen believe the new 'experimental' permits are an ANC ploy to gain their votes. Fiona Macleod reports.

Construction could claim heritage site

Struggle veterans and suburbanites have come together to save ancestral land from development. Fiona Macleod reports.

Sustainability gets UN clout

The United Nations has agreed at the Rio+20 conference to formally adopt a set of development goals, writes Fiona Macleod.

Wild Coast faces new mining threat

President Jacob Zuma's office has been drawn into the fight to halt the proposed mining of the Wild Coast dunes, writes Fiona Macleod

Conservation tsar to tackle the horns of SA’s rhino dilemma

The government has called in conservation's "Mr Fix-it", former SANParks CEO Mavuso Msimang, to find a way to stop the unabated slaughter of rhinos.

African drive to embrace all life

A local group is drafting a legal framework for nature's protection, writes Fiona Macleod.

Estate plan threatens wetland

An envisaged road to serve commercial interests in Northern Gauteng will destroy endangered frogs' breeding ground environmentalists have said.

Team defends shark research

Ocearch says its work could help to save human lives in the sea.

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