conservation

 
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,
Public-private partnerships crucial for SA's national parks
Public-private partnerships crucial for SA's national parks
South Africa’s tourism sector contributes more to the national gross domestic product than most labour-intensive sectors in the country,...
The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek
The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek
Owing to an overpopulation of elephants at its Limpopo nature reserve, diamond producer De Beers has opted to relocate 200 elephants to Mozambique....
Protecting African wildlife
Protecting African wildlife
Roadkill. For the motorist, this word may invoke the frustration of vehicle damage or a potentially dangerous incident; little more. It is...
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its
Caught on camera: Large mammals are back in Gabon's Batéké Park
Caught on camera: Large mammals are back in Gabon's Batéké Park
Monitoring mammal species is a crucial conservation tool. This is particularly true in ecological transition zones – geographical areas in which...
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania
Good news about the environment is rare these days. But in Tanzania there are signs that community-based wildlife conservation efforts can...
​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...

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