Eco News

Rhino Fund to assist initiatives

Pretoria - In an effort to coordinate the financing of anti-poaching initiatives, the Department of Environmental Affairs is to establish a National Rhino Fund in consultation with the National Treasury. … [Read more...]

African Marine Debris Summit

The first African Marine Debris Summit highlighted the urgent need for a collective action to be taken against the problem of marine debris facing the continent of Africa.  The Summit – entitled “African lessons to inspire local actions” – took place at the SA National Biodiversity Institute at the Kirstenbosch … [Read more...]

Biodiversity contributes to economy

Pretoria - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says the benefits derived from biodiversity or ecosystem services are estimated at R73 billion, contributing to 7 percent of South Africa's GDP per annum. … [Read more...]

Impact guideline for Aquaculture published

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa, for public comment in Gazette No. 36145 of 11 February 2013. … [Read more...]

SA, Vietnam in rhino poaching MOU

Cape Town - The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to address rhino poaching with Vietnam next month when she visits that country. … [Read more...]

Dirt is good

Pretoria - The waste sector offers great potential for job creation, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Fight Wildlife Crime

Pretoria - The Department of Environmental Affairs says it welcomes the approval by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of funding to the tune of R25 million aimed at strengthening the current wildlife forensic capabilities in South Africa to combat wildlife crimes. … [Read more...]