conservation

 
​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...
Award-winning winery gets involved in conservation benefiting Southern Africa
Award-winning winery gets involved in conservation benefiting Southern Africa
Eikendal Estate, located between Stellenbosch and Somerset, has joined the Peace Parks Foundation initiative which has, since its inception in the...
A fifth of all plant species on earth are close to extinction
A fifth of all plant species on earth are close to extinction
One in five types of plant worldwide is at risk of extinction from threats such as farming and logging that are wrecking many habitats, a first...
Italian pupils launch crowdfunding campaign to buy island
Italian pupils launch crowdfunding campaign to buy island
Half a euro each for a real-life fantasy island? A classroom of schoolchildren from the Alpine hamlet of Mosso in Piedmont, Italy, are trying to...
'Fat' king penguins put through their paces on treadmill
'Fat' king penguins put through their paces on treadmill
Fat king penguins are unsteady on their feet while waddling compared with their slimmer counterparts, but carrying a bit of extra weight has an...
Decision over sale of stockpile rhino horn set for 2016
Decision over sale of stockpile rhino horn set for 2016
A decision on whether South Africa will go ahead with a once-off sale of its massive rhino horn stockpile will be taken in April next year,...
Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park
Hundreds of rhino to be evacuated from Kruger Park
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from the famed Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reaches, Environmental...
Greens buoyant as oil firm halts testing in DRC park
Greens buoyant as oil firm halts testing in DRC park
Conservationists have claimed one of their greatest successes in recent years following the unexpected decision by British oil company Soco to stop...
Rhino conservation gets record-breaking R232m boost
Rhino conservation gets record-breaking R232m boost
The South African fight against rhino poaching has received a huge boost with the injection of R232-million from the Dutch and Swedish postcode...

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