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Why great white sharks are disappearing from South Africa’s coastline

Government panel blames killer whales for the depleted population of great white sharks, but experts say overfishing is the big culprit that is not being addressed

Buggy sucks up nasty nurdles on beaches

Four friends who spent their spare time diving saw the bigger picture and started an organisation to defend the blue

Africa’s iconic raptors are soaring into oblivion

Secretary birds, martial eagles and bateleurs are now listed as globally endangered

Biodiversity loss threatens us all

South Africa has not signed the Leader’s Pledge for Nature, despite the Earth’s interdependent crisis of biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and climate change

Nattrass’s article should be retracted rather than debated

The relationship between science and ethics is inextricable and a study that does not consider the latter in its design cannot be supported

The thought police at UCT should address transformation, not pass a judgment of racism

My analysis has led the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa to have a stronger focus on topics that have a clear bearing on social justice, conservation and community conservancies

Unnatural: Conservation is yet another legacy of colonialism

Using assumptions and faulty tools leads to racist conclusions about why so few black students are taking up biological sciences

World’s most advanced ocean research vehicle

The state-of-the-art vessel will accommodate 60 scientists and 30 crew

No single nation has the capacity

'The oceans are a global savings account from which we keep making only withdrawals'

On protecting wildlife, SADC is leading the way

As leaders meet in London to discuss how to combat the illegal wildlife trade, maybe they should learn some lessons from southern Africa

Greening Awards: Editor’s Note and Categories

There is always hope for a better world

Community Conservation and Resilience

Winner: Aller River Pilot Project

The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek

Two hundred elephants will be transferred from a Limpopo nature reserve to Mozambique in an effort to restore elephant populations there

Public-private partnerships crucial for SA’s national parks

Tourism is becoming an increasingly important mainstay of the South African economy

Protecting African wildlife

TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher through research and its outputs by an individual

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