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How lions fell through the legislative cracks

The media in South Africa has played a critical role in exposing how ineffective legislation has enabled lions to be bred for the bullet, writes Romeo Ndlovu.

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Bred for the bullet: the cat is out the bag

Going undercover to make a documentary has its risks, especially regarding litigation and personal safety. Sometimes it’s worth the risk, says executive producer of Blood Lions, Andrew Venter.

Environment Ocean Watch

Bobbing baby turtle has scientists perplexed

Ula, a sick baby turtle, is bobbing on top of the water of a display tank at Durban’s Ushaka Sea World like a cork – ‘positively buoyant’ they call it,

Environment Ocean Watch

Loggerheads navigate using GPS

For a long time it has been a mystery how loggerhead turtles navigate thousands of kilometres, returning from feeding grounds to nest on the very beaches where they hatched

Environment Ocean Watch

Loggerheads battle against all odds

Two tiny loggerhead hatchlings look set to become an educational centrepiece at uShaka Marine World after their rescue off Durban beaches recently. Sabelo Nsele and Nomfundo Xolo report First published in Daily News At

Environment Ocean Watch

Loggerhead facts

Loggerhead females nest up to three to four times a season, laying up to 120 eggs in each nest between October and February. In the process they lose up to