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Investment to rehabilitate wetlands

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working for Wetlands Programme has invested R1 billion into the rehabilitation of 1200 wetlands and created 25 000 jobs and much needed training since 2004. … [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. … [Read more...]

Solar Power plan for Robben Island

Cape Town – Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says Robben Island, one of the world’s top tourist attraction spots, will soon generate its power from solar panels. … [Read more...]

Health concerns for Brazil Indians

An Indian woman from Earth’s most threatened tribe is fighting for her life after being contacted in Brazil’s north-eastern Amazon rainforest. … [Read more...]

Biodiversity plan for white rhinoceros

South Africa - Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has published the Biodiversity Management Plan for white rhinoceros in the Government Gazette No. 38619, for public comment. … [Read more...]

Renewable energy benefits SA

Renewable energy has benefited South Africa, a study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has found. … [Read more...]

Tribespeople evicted from Jungle Book tiger reserve

Tribal people have been forcibly and illegally evicted from India’s Kanha Tiger Reserve – home of Kipling’s The Jungle Book – in the name of tiger conservation. Across India, many more face a similar threat. … [Read more...]

Before They Pass Away Condemned

Renowned photographer Timothy Allen has joined tribal people around the world in condemning Jimmy Nelson’s work “Before They Pass Away”, which is due to open at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York in February 2015. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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.” … [Read more...]