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biodiversity Ocean Watch Rays and sharks

Covid shark video lands the WHO in hot water

The United Nations health agency has missed the boat on conserving sharks, say activists. Nico Booyens and Natalie dos Santos report.

biodiversity Ocean Watch Y4MPAs

Seahorses live in the sea, right? True, for all but one species.

Rio Button reports from the Southern Cape on a citizen science mercy mission.

biodiversity Ocean Watch Y4MPAs

Helping hands show the way

A campaign to create a world day to promote Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has been launched in South Africa, writes Terry-Ann Beukes.

biodiversity Conservation Watch Training

Heads up for rookie environmental writers

The window period for submission of story pitches has closed – July 15 2021   Keen to write a few environmental wrongs? Do you have a conservation story that needs

Social and Justice issues Vukani Chronicles

Taverns feel the Covid pinch
. . . No booze, less meat

“There is no business at the moment, it is bad” by Tariro Washinyira | Western Cape First published by GroundUp Parow taverns are feeling the impact of the alcohol ban announced


Marine Protected Areas: Latest news

The following articles from around the world are useful for people researching the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAS)

Training Writing tips

Avoid spaghetting – it will save you time!

If you don’t want to lose the plot in writing a stunning narrative feature, read this!

Conservation Watch Social and Justice issues TOP STORIES

The story behind the murder of anti-mining activist, Fikile Ntshangase

Fikile Ntshangase will be buried tomorrow.  Roving Reporters looks into the background to her murder last Thursday evening. Mine boss links the killing and other recent incidents of violence and


Roller coaster ride into learners’ Covid-19 experiences
and hopes for the future

As Covid-19 continues to impact on communities across the globe, Roving Reporters journalism-themed writing project,  Life After Covid – The Future We Want, has highlighted extreme challenges faced by educators