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Sheree Bega

Hake fishing gets eco-label for fourth time

But endangered sharks and rays are falling through the net, and other imperilled species are being scooped up as bycatch, conservation groups warn

Water worries for Musina-Makhado special economic zone

More than 20 organisations, concerned individuals sign an open letter to Ministers Barbara Creecy and Ebrahim Patel calling for integrated assessment of coal-based mega-project

Plan to uproot 100 000 trees in Limpopo ‘sacrilege’, says baobab expert

Relocating ancient trees such as the baobab is possible but comes at a cost to its micro-habitat

Covid-19 effects undermine nature conservation efforts

Wildlife rangers are out of work and reduced patrols abet poaching

Musina-Makhado SEZ: ‘We don’t want Limpopo Valley to turn into industrial wasteland’

The government should find a less environmentally sensitive site for the special economic zone, especially if water can’t be secured, EIA report finds

South Africa’s freshwater fish face extinction

A third of our freshwater fish are dying out due to climate change and invasive species.

Stop oil and gas drilling in Namibia’s Kavango Basin immediately — Anglican Church

Thirty-four bishops and three archbishops decry exploratory drilling as a ‘sin’ against the Earth

Mpumalanga, Western Cape don’t comply with threatened and protected species rules

The provinces cite limited capacity and funds to implement the regulations

Feathers fly over proposed wind farm’s impacts on great white pelicans

The project poses a risk to declining great white pelican population at Dassen Island

Property developers slap Jo’burg environmentalist and conservancy with R197m lawsuit

Century Property Developments and Riversands Developments are suing for income they have allegedly lost because of objections raised

Pangolins pushed to the brink of extinction

The trafficking of scales is no longer a ‘niche’ criminal activity, but a serious and organised crime that threatens to make all eight species extinct within 20 years

Keep fracking out of the Kalahari Desert’s Kavango Basin – activists

Civil society groups have called on Namibia’s agriculture, water and forestry minister to immediately stop a Canadian company from prospecting

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