Environment

Creecy must decide on island closures to either save penguins or retain fishing

The population of the endangered seabirds has plummeted to a record low

South Africa sees 59 fewer rhinos killed in the first half of 2022

Figures show South Africa’s efforts to combat rhino poaching pays off

‘Vibrant’ cross-border trade in mopane worms from Botswana to South Africa

The statutory, customary and informal governance approaches need to be streamlined and ensure that people’s livelihoods are protected along with the sustainable harvesting of mopane worms.

Ramaphosa’s energy crisis plan far-reaching and comprehensive, says presidential climate commission

Environmental groups have also welcomed the plan but have highlighted potential flaws

Claws out over project sending Southern African cheetahs to India

Claws out over project sending Southern African cheetahs to India

United Nations defends its support of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone

‘We all have a collective responsibility to support the people of Limpopo, protect the environment and jointly shape the MMSEZ development.’

Plan for seven African cities in the frontline of the climate crisis

New C40 implementation programme for cities in sustainable waste management and green energy, buildings

Europe counts cost of heatwave as Spain PM says more than 500 died

Climate change protesters said the scorching weather should be a wake-up call for the continent

Civil society groups to President Cyril Ramaphosa: Act immediately on energy crisis

They have asked Ramaphosa to instruct minister Mantashe to issue determination on additional renewable energy ‘without delay’

Environment minister proposes new fracking rules for South Africa

But the government can’t move on its fracking ambitions until it meets the court order requiring that there will be no environmental damage

Giant transport project to shift 2 600 animals across Zimbabwe

Project Rewild Zambezi is one of the largest translocations of wildlife in Africa’s history

Hundreds evacuated as blaze engulfs Athens suburbs

The fire spread to the suburbs of Penteli, Anthousa and Gerakas, which is home to some 29 000 people

Four grain alternatives to wheat that can help combat the global food crisis

As the war in Ukraine strangles global wheat supplies and extreme weather hits harvests, hardy and climate-resilient wild and ancient grains could bring greater food security

Hands off sacred Khoi land in Cape Town, Amazon!

Open letter to Amazon boss asks that the company stop the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust from continuing construction work on a site sacred to indigenous people and of high environmental significance, despite court ruling

River Club property developers continue construction despite interim interdict

Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust maintains recommencement of construction not in contravention of the law

TotalEnergies’ project to drill exploration wells on southwest coast hits pushback

Concentrate on renewable energy, rather than putting the sensitive habitats and species, whales at risk by drilling exploration wells

Pioneering project to help save African penguins takes off, bringing renewed hope for the endangered species

So far, 148 juvenile African penguins have been released at De Hoop Nature Reserve in a bid to establish a new breeding colony

Long-awaited legislation seeks to strengthen SA’s environmental regime

National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act introduce new offences, increase quantum of fines, extend enforcement powers to municipal managers
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