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Report exposes the dark side of conservation

Dark side of Conservation – A hard-hitting new report launched by Survival International – the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights – reveals how conservation has led to the eviction of millions of tribal people from “protected areas.” Many of the world’s biggest conservation organizations, including WWF and The Nature Conservancy, are implicated in this […]

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African oil & gas organisations plan for an upturn

oil refinery

Overall, activity in the oil & gas industry across the African continent has slowed in the wake of the declining oil price in late 2014. [Read more…]

Plan for African Penguin

South Africa has a plan in place aimed at addressing the decline of the African Penguin population in the country. Decrease in African Penguin “In 2010, the Department of Environmental Affairs, CapeNature (CN), together with South African National Parks (SANParks) and other interested parties, initiated the development of a ‘Biodiversity Management Plan for the African […]

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Renewable energy benefits SA

Renewable energy has benefited South Africa, a study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found. The independent study by the CSIR found that renewable energy from the country’s first wind and solar (photovoltaic) projects created R8 million more financial benefits for the country than they cost during 2014. South Africa ripe […]

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Botswana tribes peoples hunters, not poachers

Ahead of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the United States this week, a Botswana Bushman leader has appealed to Prince William for help in recognizing that tribal peoples who hunt for food are not poachers. The couple are scheduled to visit New York and Washington D.C., where Prince William will […]

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Report exposes the dark side of conservation

Dark side of Conservation – A hard-hitting new report launched by Survival International – the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights – reveals how conservation has led to the eviction of millions of tribal people from “protected areas.” Many of the world’s biggest conservation organizations, including WWF and The Nature Conservancy, are implicated in this […]

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SANParks to sell limited rhino

The sale of a limited number of white rhino from the Kruger National Park (KNP) has begun as part of the South African National Parks implementation of a comprehensive rhino management strategy. The strategy by SANParks is in line with a rhino management strategy adopted by Cabinet in August. It is aimed at curbing poaching […]

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Getting the most out of Africa’s hydropower

Africa Hydropower

Stockholm – With Africa registering the lowest electricity generation in the world and hydropower severely underexplored, calls are mounting for leaders of government and industry alike to step up efforts to change the status quo. [Read more…]

World Forestry Congress for Africa

The World Forestry Congress (WFC) will for the first time be held on African soil next year, announced Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana on Monday. Speaking at the launch of this year’s Arbor Week in Mofolo Park, Soweto, on Monday, Minister Zokwana said the 14th WFC will take place at the Chief Albert Luthuli […]

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Bushmen notice to sue

Africa’s last hunting Bushmen have given formal notice of their intention to sue the Botswana government over its “unlawful and unconstitutional” attempts to starve them off their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The Bushmen rely on subsistence hunting to feed their families but face harassment, torture and arrest when found hunting for […]

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