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Environment Thin Green Line

Farmers still shudder at harm caused by DDT

But today’s no-till agriculture repairs the land

Environment Training

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Writing competition sheds light on ancient ocean species

Roving Reporters’ first Ocean Watch writing competition is shedding light on how sharks and rays have adapted over 400 million years. But many could now be on the brink of

Environment Thin Green Line

Hope takes flight as birds set free

The rehabilitation and release of three poisoned vultures is celebrated as threats to the species’ survival escalate, writes Will Western One swallow doesn’t make a summer, but the release of

Environment Ocean Watch

RAY TO GO: Aspiring science writers invited to explore sharky waters

Should we give a rat’s ass that many species of rays and sharks could be on the brink of extinction?  Are people actually part of any “man-eating sharks” diet?

Environment The Future We Want Thin Green Line

Involving more people in the ‘wild economy’ will make the world a better place

For too long, we’ve got it wrong when it comes to conservation. Fortunately some, especially the young, are pointing us in the right direction, writes Francois du Toit Young black

Environment Thin Green Line

The Achilles Heel of Conservation

Black communities lived in harmony with nature centuries before parks were created as “fortresses to protect nature” – an issue many conservationists choose to ignore, writes Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo.

Coronavirus Chronicles TOP STORIES

Written from the heart: Wild Coast learners document their hopes and fears

Amid the invisible threat of Covid-19, a series of writing competitions looks set to spark creative spirit among learners missing out on classes. William Western reports. 12-year-old Wild Coast lad

Environment Ocean Watch TOP STORIES

Starlight express: night adventures among the turtles of Bhanga Nek

Climate change may be shifting turtle sex ratios. But you’ve got to go the distance to prove it. Natalie dos Santos on the hard yards and sweet pleasures of research

Environment Thin Green Line

Awards to acknowledge ‘wild warriors’

Rangers working amid critical resource shortages are among ‘wild warriors’ nominated for the 2020 Rhino Conservation Awards, writes Laura du Toit