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Dolphin feature for the Weekend Post

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

“You are out there in the middle of hundreds of dolphins and it is amazing and overwhelming. The water is literally boiling with dolphins and gannets and you have to remind yourself that you are there for a reason - to gather data on these animals about which very little is known.” Dr Stephanie Plön [...]

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Tackling Crime on the High Seas feature

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

“Sea fisheries crime is a major, international, moving crime that involves vast amounts of illegal fish and seafood, including high profile, white-collar crime syndicates, and a lot of other issues, including human and drug trafficking,” says South Africa’s Professor Hennie van As, a global specialist on sea fisheries and related organised crime, who is collaborating [...]

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Water on our minds – Stellenbosch citizens get active

By | October 11th, 2016|Green|

Water is on everyone's minds, at last. It should have happened a long time ago, but now that we are facing ongoing water shortages, droughts and water quality crises, South Africa is finally paying attention to what conservation and water health mean. Foreseeing this three decades ago, the WWF-SA's Freshwater Programme has focused on a [...]

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SA’s OFFSHORE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS URGENTLY NEED PROTECTION

By | September 17th, 2016|Green|

South Africa’s offshore marine ecosystems are the most poorly protected of all South African ecosystems and environments. None of South Africa’s 23 Marine Protected Areas are offshore, not even Prince Edward Island, which is yet to be declared after ten years of planning and motivation. “What this means is that establishing offshore marine protected areas [...]

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CITES COP17 decides ‘no trade’ in rhino horn

By | September 17th, 2016|Green|

  On Monday, 3 October, at CITES COP17 in Johannesburg, Swaziland's proposal for limited, legal international trade in rhino horn was turned down. CITES COP17 is one of the world's most important wildlife trade conferences and was held from 24 September to 5 October 2016. Currently 182 countries are signatories to CITES. Togo will be the 183rd from the end [...]

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Water on our minds

By | September 17th, 2016|Green|

– Stellenbosch citizens get active Water is on everyone's minds, at last. It should have happened a long time ago, but now that we are facing ongoing water shortages, droughts and water quality crises, South Africa is finally paying attention to what conservation and water health mean. Foreseeing this three decades ago, the WWF-SA's Freshwater [...]

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Shifting processed foods from road to rail

By | December 20th, 2014|Green|

Processed foods are the commodity group with the highest freight carbon footprint on South Africa’s major road corridors: the Gauteng-Cape Town corridor and the Gauteng-Durban corridor. This is according to data published by WWF-SA in: Low Carbon Frameworks: Transport: Understanding Freight Emissions. ‘Based on this, we commissioned a freight transport model, completed this year, to [...]

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Grasslands plus Grassland Birds equal Water for SA

By | September 4th, 2014|Green|

Water, grasslands and grassland birds go together. You simply cannot secure water production for South Africa without securing the grasslands, which are our natural water factories. […] «Grasslands plus Grassland Birds equal Water for SA»

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Cape flowers for pleasure, profit, employment and the green economy

By | July 31st, 2014|Green|

We need to look to the earth beneath our feet to see the riches of our land. This could not be more evident than in the smallest, richest floral kingdom in the world, the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. […] «Cape flowers for pleasure, profit, employment and the green economy»

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Three years with the Cape Leopard

By | June 6th, 2014|Green|

Leopards frequently hunt and eat baboons in the Little Karoo, and most landowners in the region are highly supportive of Cape Leopard conservation. These are two of the findings that surprised Rhodes University’s Dr Gareth Mann during the most detailed study ever undertaken on the Cape Leopard of the Little Karoo. […] «Three years with the Cape Leopard»

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