biodiversity

 
The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance
The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance
Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife. Its coastal...
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Forests are being cleared by humans at an alarming rate. Since 2000,
Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously thought
Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously thought
Deforestation has massive effects on the biosphere. It contributes to carbon emissions,
​Gauteng approves abattoir, threatening Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
​Gauteng approves abattoir, threatening Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
The City of Tshwane uses the word “noxious” to describe abattoirs. They are a necessary evil governed by strict bylaws. Yet, in the southwestern corner of the municipality, the provincial agriculture and rural development department has given an abattoir building permission despite...
Massive DNA drive to record all life forms
Massive DNA drive to record all life forms
In every plant and animal, there is a unique code – its DNA – and scientists from around the world, including South Africa, are collecting...
Blooming pest for home owners - new regulations on invasive plants
Blooming pest for home owners - new regulations on invasive plants
New regulations could be a thorn in the side for property sellers, who may find themselves paying thousands, if not millions, of rands in fines for...
Cape herb trade worries ecologists
Cape herb trade worries ecologists
It was a flawless Cape Town Saturday, the kind of day people gravitate to beaches and picnic spots, and Ras Benjamin stepped on to the mountain....
SA’s hake trawlers land a big catch
SA’s hake trawlers land a big catch
A simple, cheap intervention has enabled South Africa’s commercial deep-water hake trawl fishery to reduce by-catch seabird fatalities by up to...
Poisoning Africa’s natural wealth
Poisoning Africa’s natural wealth
One of the tools poachers have used to kill rhinos and elephants in Southern Africa is a controversial pesticide that is easily available over the...
Ecology plans go from bad to biodiverse
Ecology plans go from bad to biodiverse
Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results. This is evident in the African penguin biodiversity management plan gazetted on October...
Money trumps nature in Mogale City
Money trumps nature in Mogale City
Without telling any of its partners, it chose to develop an upmarket housing estate on the land.
Saving rhinos through information
Saving rhinos through information
Information is the basis of any war, says Chris Galliers, the national biodiversity programme manager of the Wildlife and Environment Society of...

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