Bottom falls out of rare coloured wildlife market

Intensive game breeding sparks weird outcomes. Tony Carnie reports

SKY-HIGH prices for several wildlife species with rare or unusual colour variations have crashed dramatically over the last two years – in some cases by as much as 85% – leaving several game ranchers in severe financial peril. Continue reading “Bottom falls out of rare coloured wildlife market”

Calls to legalise trade in rhino horn stirs debate

‘Ban on rhino horn sales not protecting the animals,’ say game ranch owners

Calls to legalise the trade in rhino horn are to come under the spotlight at this week’s 2017 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice that gets under away in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands tomorrow.  FRED KOCKOTT reports

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Massive indigenous tree planting drive takes root

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.

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Arbor Week activities

1 to 7 September

South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), is responsible for the campaign, and can assist with queries about Arbor Week activities taking place around the country this week. Click here for contact list. Continue reading “Arbor Week activities”