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The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees by French author, Jean Giono, is a classic tale worth reading during Arbor Week. The 4000-word allegorical tale was also made into an award-winning short film

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The “Forest Person of Bangaladesh”

With Arbor Week underway in South Africa, it is worth reflecting on the life Abdul Samad Sheikh, a rickshaw-puller in Bangladesh who planted at least one tree a day since

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Arbor Week activities

1 to 7 September South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), is responsible for the campaign, and can assist

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DEA gets tough on Mdloti River pollution

“Get your act together,” warns DEA First published by Sunday Tribune eThekwini municipality and Verulam’s Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) could face criminal prosecution if they do not effectively address

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Red flags fly over Mdloti river pollution

The ripple effect of sewerage pollution – and possibly also chemical contamination – of the Mdloti River which flows into the sea at La Mercy near King Shaka airport could

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Hunt for wisdom in iSimangaliso

A small team of aspiring Roving Reporters recently visited the Tewate Wilderness, sleeping under the stars and taversing old hippos trails that predate human settlement.

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Video makers to protect the environment

Community activists are getting trained to make videos to promote protection of the environment, writes Romeo Ndlovu

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Wake up wilderness call

Within the first few days of her Roving Reporters internship, NANA ZUKE found herself deep in the wilderness, peeing behind a thorn tree, unaware of hyenas lurking nearby.

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Coal mining plans threaten wilderness area

Plans for a new coal mine on border of the iMfolozi wildereness spark resistance, writes Nana Zuke.

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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.