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Growing a forest one tree at a time

Growing a forest one tree at a time A single seed in the overworked hands of Nozibele Mphothulo can be the beginning of a forest.   Affectionately known as “Mamma Evelyn”, she is one of the tree growers of Siyazama Nursery, an initiative established in 2017, to re-establish forests in the Hogsback area of the Eastern […]

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What are biocredits?

What are biocredits? Biodiversity is degrading at alarming rates, and people living in biodiversity-rich areas often bear the heaviest costs of biodiversity loss and inequitable conservation efforts. By Anna Ducros and Paul Steele Biodiversity credits, or ‘biocredits’, are emerging as a tradeable unit of biodiversity that can incentivise nature conservation and restoration to benefit marginalised

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Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and high-quality nature-based solutions for climate mitigation.   In the wake of increased interest and pledges from both the public and private sectors to scale nature-based

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