conservation

24 Jun 2022

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught

Endangered species wilt under poaching onslaught Unique and endangered vegetation that occurs in the isolated inselbergs of the Succulent Karoo Biome of the Northern Cape have become the target of […]
2 Jun 2022

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric Shangani Holistic, in the Zimbabwe midlands, lives up to its name, fusing all the elements of its ecosystem so that each […]
25 May 2022

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state

Namibia’s deep dive into its environmental state While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance […]
15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
18 Apr 2022

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa

Future Ecosystems for Africa programme launched in South Africa The Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation last week launched the Future Ecosystems For Africa programme at the University of the Witwatersrand […]
23 Mar 2022

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy

Forging a future for the African wildlife economy    By Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes Africa’s iconic wildlife forms a key part of the continent’s identity and is globally significant, both ecologically and […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
19 Feb 2022

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests

Illegal activities decimate Africa’s rainforests Illegal logging, hunting, and farming in parts of West and Central Africa over the last 50 years have decimated indigenous rainforests, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
2 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way

World Wetlands Day: SA wine farm shows the way Wetlands are often overlooked, neglected and abused – and yet they provide essential eco-services for water and food security. They are […]
15 Jan 2022

Questions about trophy hunting remain unanswered

Questions about trophy hunting remain unanswered Trophy hunting is a source of foreign currency for many African communities. But hunting also has a downside. Should we ban hunting in an […]
21 Dec 2021

How to finance biodiversity

How to finance biodiversity South Africa was the first country in the world to grant the tax concession in Section 37D of the Income Tax Act to protect biodiversity, which […]
12 Dec 2021

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia

Human encroachment a threat to conservation in Ethiopia According to satellite analysis by the University of Oxford and the Born Free Foundation, sprawling human settlements in the Babile Elephant Sanctuary […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa needs solutions not silos

Africa needs solutions not silos There was a hint of change in rain drenched Glasgow last month. Compared to previous gatherings, this year’s COP26 event in Scotland attracted considerably more […]
30 Nov 2021

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda

30 white rhinos arrive in Rwanda In the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken, 30 white rhinos have been introduced to Akagera National Park in Rwanda. The rhinos were sourced […]
19 Nov 2021

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas

Conservation in Africa doesn’t always mean protecting larger areas A new study indicates efforts to protect antelopes and other species in central Africa might be more successful if less land […]
7 Jun 2021

DRC lost more than 5% of primary forest between 2002 and 2020

By Morgan Erickson-Davis for Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/ 07 June 2021 – According to University of Maryland data, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) lost more than 5% of its primary […]
8 Apr 2021

World Bank provides USD375 to boost pastoral production systems in the Sahel.

08 April 2021 – Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel. The World Bank recently provided USD375 to […]
27 Mar 2021

Ugandan elephants migrate to DRC.

By Ronald Musoke – this article was published by the Independent and somervillesustainableconservation   23 March 2021 – Ugandan elephants are migrating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). […]
21 Mar 2021

Sustainable forestry and the fight against climate change

21 March 2021 – Sustainable forestry is non-negotiable in the international fight against climate change. Today is International Day of Forests. In a changing world, standards to ensure that forestry […]
27 Feb 2021

African Parks and Zambian government vow to protect Kafue.

27 February 2021 – Non-Profit Organisation African Parks and the Zambian government has vowed to protect Kafue, one of Zambia’s prime national parks. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will […]
13 Feb 2021

Balance needed between hydrocarbon exploration and environmental protection.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice-President at the African Energy Chamber 13 February 2021 – With renewed exploration for oil and gas resources in biodiversity hotspots like Botswana, Namibia and Angola, […]
9 Feb 2021

Gorongosa National Park joins Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity

09 February 2021 – The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique represents exceptional biological richness that must be protected at all costs. Gorongosa has joined the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, thereby becoming […]
5 Feb 2021

Africa’s wildlife should drive the economy.

05 February 2021 – Covid-19 has negatively affected the tourism industry, which will take months, if not years, to recover. The continents biggest asset is its pristine natural areas. Africa’s […]
26 Jan 2021

Fencing-in could have killed 350 elephants in Botswana.

26 January 2021 – A UPled study by the University of Pretoria in South Africa has revealed that the fencing-in of Botswana elephants could explain why 350 elephants died in […]
24 Jan 2021

Covid-19 could reverse African conservation gains.

By Edwin Tambara at the African Wildlife Foundation (www.AWF.org) 24 January 2021 – Covid-19 is a specter that has disrupted the balancing act of survival for humans and endangered species. […]
15 Jan 2021

B2Gold’s Rhino bars sold out.

15 January 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold’s entire inventory of limited-edition Rhino Gold Bars have been sold. The proceeds are used for community development in Namibia. B2Gold announced […]
26 Dec 2020

Farmers in Namibia assist with elephant management

By Ellanie Smit 27 December 2020 – Three agricultural unions in Namibia has submitted a final draft of a document to the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, which […]
25 Dec 2020

Funds help promote ecotourism in Congo Brazzavile

25 December 2020 – Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Conservation Company (CCC) recently signed a USD14-million funding agreement to implement an ecotourism development project in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the north […]