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Environment Thin Green Line

Awards honour Africa’s wilderness warriors

Winners of Africa’s prestigious 2020 Rhino Conservation Awards are to be announced tomorrow – July 31.

Environment The Future We Want

Blue Economy punted as a panacea, but at what cost?

Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic and a looming climate crisis climax, the increasingly redundant fossil fuel industry seems hellbent on business as usual, writes Francois du Toit.

Environment Thin Green Line

Accolades flow for courageous game rangers

The work of exceptionally courageous game rangers comes under the spotlight at the 2020 Rhino Conservation Awards, writes Fred Kockott.

Environment Ocean Watch

Killer story: welcome twist to a tired old tale

Are South Africans warming to sharks? Roving Reporter, Natalie dos Santos, brings some heartening news from our chilly winter seas, even as fears grow for the future of these apex predators.

Environment Thin Green Line

Farmers still shudder at harm caused by DDT

But today’s no-till agriculture repairs the land

Environment The Future We Want

Giving the bird: chemical farming’s shocking consequences

Our addiction to chemical fertilisers and pesticides has taken a terrible toll on wildlife and human health, writes Dr Andrew Venter 

Environment Training

Close up and personal:
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?