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Green Corridors enable people to explore the curative nature of the outdoors

Encouraging people to cycle, enjoy nature and the outdoors is among the curative missions of Durban’s Green Corridors, writes Jared Sumar

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International bid to save Mawana elephants

The Aspinall Foundation – an internationally renowned animal conservation charity – has stepped in to save a herd of 32 elephants in northern KwaZulu-Natal, writes Fred Kockott. First published by Sunday Tribune This follows the goring to death of a conservationist, Beyers Coetzee, by two bull elephants outside the privately-owned Mawana Game Reserve, on Tuesday, February 18. Coetzee was killed while he and his team were attempting to drive back the Mawana elephant herd after they had again broken out

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Jumbo blow for Zululand reserve: Bull elephants kill conservationist

The conservationist who was trampled and gored by bull elephants in northern KwaZulu-Natal this week, died trying to save the animals he loved. Matthew Hattingh reports

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Trophy hunting: Have your say!

HAVE YOUR SAY: The UK government is looking at restricting, or even banning, the import and export of hunting trophies.

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Elephant memories: On art at the intersection

Andries Botha toured the world with his elephant sculptures, capturing the public’s imagination and doing much for conservation. But in his home town, the project trampled on a few toes. A new book tells the story, reports Jared Sumar

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Chaos as residents dump outside dump

Rubbish piled up on the roadside outside Pietermaritzburg’s New England Road landfill site after it was closed. Kerushin Pillay of The Witness reports.

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Schools threaten legal action over landfill

A civic group has threatened legal action against the authorities if they fail to tackle toxic problems at a Pietermaritzburg landfill site.  Fatima Khan and Matthew Hattingh report.

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Activists call on SA government to declare climate emergency

About 50 activists, led by Extinction Rebellion, picketed outside the Gauteng Legislature in Central Johannesburg Friday, on Friday afternoon. They called on government to declare a climate emergency, writes Zoë Postman

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Harrismith: When the going gets tough, the tough get going

The people of Harrismith have set out to fix what has been broken by years of corruption and theft under Jacob Zuma’s ANC and the premiership of Ace Magashule. Theirs is a story of corruption and collapse being repeated across South Africa where the failure of basic services is causing environmental degradation on a massive scale, writes Tony Weaver. First published in Die Burger.  A routine WhatsApp message just before Christmas led to a discussion that more than anything tells