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biodiversity Conservation Watch

Manguo’s murky waters and the blame game

There’s plenty of finger pointing as a Kenyan wetland withers.

biodiversity Conservation Watch

On a wing and a prayer: How perestroika put a Cape bird-lover on a fascinating new path

Stats prof Les Underhill has helped build a new model army of citizen scientists

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Troubled waters: hope and haggling in struggle for swamp

Can renewed efforts save Kenya’s Manguo wetland and its wildlife? 

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Shutterbugs rally to save our seas

A first ever Marine Protected Areas photographic competition – to put people in the picture about the value of conserving our ocean environment – is under way in South Africa,

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Wild about weeds

We are often in a rush to rid our gardens of blackjacks, stinging nettles and a bunch of other bitter things. But Julia Invernizzi wised up on a recent walk.

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Enviro Champs tackle Pietermaritzburg river pollution

A community-based programme is helping to clean rivers in the KZN capital. Thobani Ngomane and Matthew Hattingh report.

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No horsing around… Why this little guy really is top of the pops

You may have already told your dad he is super, but how does he stack up next to a seahorse? 

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.

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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.

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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.