Fiona Macleod

Claimants lose out on MalaMala

The Land Claims court has ruled that government cannot be held responsible for paying up to R1-billion to expropriate a game reserve.

Quenching a thirst for lion bones

On the back of the illegal rhino horn trade, Asian suppliers have begun sourcing a replacement for tigers, namely lions or rather their bones.

‘Secretive’ department must come clean

The department of mineral resources has promised to streamline the system for public access to information after it initially didn't comply.

Earth cannot carry our load

Scientists have succeeded in including 'planetary boundaries' for Rio+20, the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro on the global green economy.

The horn ultimatum: ‘Lift the ban on trade or killing goes on’

Mpumalanga's rhino-farming tycoon, John Hume, says the best financial investment is to keep stockpiling rhino horn because the price keeps rising.

Mine water reclamation plant wins global recognition

Anglo American's eMalahleni water reclamation plant, was the only mining initiative to be endorsed by the United Nations at COP17.

The real state of the nation

South Africa's green profile is high on the conference circuit, but research reveals a dismal environmental performance.

Helen Zille attacked over predator ‘cull’

The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape has been accused of using hunting permits to win votes, and this has affected the predator numbers.

SANParks chief fights back

South African National Parks CEO David Mabunda has hand delivered affidavits to <em>M&G</em> denying preferential tender procedure.

Vets charged for illegal use of tranquillisers

Three veterinarians appeared in court realting to a potent drug, known as M99, which has been used by poachers to knock out rhinos.

Carbon tax hits turbulence

The EU scheme has been criticised for focusing on money and not reducing emissions.

SANParks tenders probed

Park management body has refuted allegations of irregularities and maladministration amid a rise in poaching activity.

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