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Shamwari to spearhead wildlife rehabilitation with new facility

In what’s being described as a major step forward for conservation in Southern Africa, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, outside Port Elizabeth, recently...

Vergelegen voted best wine estate in Africa

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West is a treasure trove of wine, food, exquisite gardens, historic buildings and sustainable biodiversity. Already loved...

Farm fare: Getting to know the Future 50 Foods

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Knorr recently released the Future 50 Foods Report that addresses issues faced by the global food system. According...

Cabinet approves additional marine protected areas

The Department of Environmental Affairs is pleased to announce that the Cabinet has approved a network of 20 marine protected areas (MPAs) that are...

EU takes action to protect pollinating insects

One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction, and a third of bee and butterfly species is declining. The European Commission...

Biodiversity suffers as climate warms

Professor Guy Midgley, a world-leading expert on global change and its impact on biodiversity, in an article published in Science this week, warned that...

9 000 hectares conserved in Moutonshoek

The Moutonshoek Protected Environment (MPE) is South Africa’s newest privately protected area, nestled in the mountains of the Moutonshoek Valley, near Piketberg on South...

The new ‘climate change lingo’

The National Strategic Framework on climate smart agriculture, forestry and fisheries for 2018-2028 (DAFF, 2018) regards climate change as this century’s greatest challenge for...

How to help keep Table Mountain’s plants alive

Joey Hulbert is a student on a mission to keep Table Mountain clean – of miniature plant-killing organisms from foreign lands, that is.  To...

Global modelling of biodiversity now possible

A mathematical model developed by Prof Cang Hui at Stellenbosch University (SU) has proven to be the single best method, from several tested worldwide,...