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Rush for Africa’s marine species to feed demand in Asia

The booming, lucrative and often illicit trade in sea cucumbers, seahorses and fish maws threatens species and coastal communities

Biodiversity coalition keen for SA to join conservation push

The government says global conservation targets are yet to be agreed on

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

Threads of life: We have an opportunity to restore vital ecosystems

As the world celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity, we should commit to ensuring the natural world has what it needs to survive

Our wonderful wetlands need protection now

Humanity is amazed by our natural world but fails to value its importance to our survival

Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment wraps up in Durban today. It will hopefully provide solutions that will have tangible effects

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

A large majority of countries voted in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities

How we can restore our ecosystems

To secure our long-term future, we need to move away from an extractive, transactional economy

Institute of Retirement Funds Africa’s (IRFA) conference

Influences that affect the retirement fund ecosystem will be in the spotlight

The theme of the IRFA conference is ‘The Retirement Ecosystem: You Have The Power’

An ecosystem is a complex system of living organisms, their environment and all of their interrelationships in a particular unit of space

We’re causing an insect apocalypse

About 45% of insect species will become extinct in a few decades because they can’t evolve rapidly enough in a world changed by human activities

Partnerships for the goals: The role of the shared value ecosystem

A business is part of an ecosystem that it must support in equal measure to the support that it receives

Coral transplant raises hope over the survival of the Barrier Reef

​Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area in a project that could restore damaged ecosystems

​Spekboom can fix ecosystems, create jobs and suck up CO2 – if SA gets a carbon tax

Certain companies and some government departments oppose a carbon tax, killing off a great environmental project.

SA scientists reconstruct ancient ecosystems

Using Africa’s national parks, scientists have garnered essential information which will help refine their understanding of Earth's climate.

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