A “beach bum extraordinaire” has teamed up with fellow marine scientists to generate a new wave of ocean stewards. FRED KOCKOTT and DIONY LALIEU report.
Boots on the ground will not solve South Africa’s poaching problem, says criminologist, Cath Jakins, co-organiser of the Durban chapter of yesterday’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. Continue reading “Poverty drives poaching”
Vultures thrive on rhino kills
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is under unfriendly fire, but latest arrests spark hope that the tide can be turned in combating rhino poaching. FRED KOCKOTT reports Continue reading “Battle against bloodshed”
Several thousand people in 97 cities worldwide – from Gaborone to Canada – are taking part in a global march tomorrow to raise awareness about the impacts of poaching and the associated illegal trade in wildlife. Continue reading “Global march against poaching”
Writing for City Press, Max Matavire, states that the recently gazetted marine and coastal tourism implementation plan could see the protection of some sea life such as whales and turtles being undone. Read more
Exciting news this: Reinforcing and building science journalism in Africa.
The 2017 Cobbles Classic surfing event and Cape Recife Music Festival in Port Elizabeth last weekend, heralded the start of a drive to create “plastic-free” surf contests in South Africa. Spearheading the campaign is Diony Lalieu, the winner of Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfer award at the SA Longboarding Championships hosted in Durban earlier this year. Continue reading “Plastic-free surf contests for a “blue-er” ocean”
Deep-sea exploration sparks renewed conservation efforts, but when it comes to protecting ocean life, competing commercial interests pose a huge challenge, writes FRED KOCKOTT.
A world without trees would be hell on earth
As a massive indigenous tree planting project takes root in South Africa, FRED KOCKOTT and JANE ROSS reflect on the relevance of a poignant tree planting tale from French author, Jean Giono.