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Botswana animal groups outraged at elephant killing

Yesterday at 10:09 AM, via News24

Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter’s licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country’s new hunting rules.

Cruise industry takes first ‘green’ steps

29 November at 22:00 PM, via News24

The cruise industry, long criticised for polluting the environment, is slowly trying to go greener by exploring new technologies, from hybrid solutions to high-tech sails.

Three giraffes die in blaze at US safari park

29 November at 13:56 PM, via News24

A fire tore through a barn in a safari park in the US state of Ohio Thursday night, killing several animals including three giraffes, according to park officials and local media.

12 Days of Fantastic Christmas Giveaways

29 November at 00:05 AM, via CapeNature

The year is winding down and the December holidays are upon us.  To celebrate, CapeNature is giving away a prize every day for 12 days, from 12-23 December 2019. 12 December Prize: Family All Parks Cluster Wild Card worth R1 380! How to ENTER: Step 1: Subscribe to the CapeNature newsletter here if you’re not already a […]

SA to create extra space for nuclear waste

27 November at 15:25 PM, via News24

Radioactive waste storage facilities at nuclear power station Koeberg will fill up next year, the power utility Eskom said Tuesday, adding it has begun creating extra space.

Run to Wupperthal raises much needed funds for fire-ravaged village

22 November at 13:00 PM, via CapeNature

Pieter Holtzhausen was saddened to learn about the fire which devastated the small town of Wupperthal, near the Cederburg Wilderness Area in early 2019. Many homes and businesses were completely destroyed and many residents of the town lost virtually everything that they owned. He decided to embark on a run from Stellenbosch to Wupperthal to raise public awareness and […]

The importance of fish diversity and abundance: World Fisheries Day 2019

21 November at 16:28 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21 November throughout the world by fishing communities. The day helps to highlight the critical importance of fish and the lives they sustain, both in and out of water. Fisheries play an integral role in sustaining not only human lives but also aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. More […]

Decapitated Sumatran elephant found dead in Indonesia

21 November at 11:07 AM, via News24

A Sumatran elephant has been found decapitated with its tusks ripped off in an apparent poaching of the critically endangered subspecies, an Indonesian conservation official has said.

Protected Area Management Plans (PAMPS) – Public Participation

18 November at 10:52 AM, via CapeNature

The objective of a protected area management plan is to ensure that the protection, conservation and management of the reserve is consistent with the objectives of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, Act 57 of 2003 (NEM:PAA) (as amended) and section 21 of the World Heritage Convention Act, Act 49 of 1999. The draft […]

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