Andreas Späth

Is Lake Tanganyika in trouble?

2016-08-26 07:00

Lake Tanganyika is magnificent. Stretching for 676km from north to south, it’s the longest freshwater lake in the world, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Are SA rhino calves being exported to Thailand?

2016-08-25 07:18 1 comments | 746 views

A permit appears to have been granted for eight South African rhino calves to be exported to a zoo in Thailand, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Happy cows and angry birds

2016-08-10 14:34 885 views

Is it silly to imbue animals with characteristics, like feelings or emotions, that only humans are capable of having, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why President Trump would be bad for the environment

2016-07-27 11:10 4085 views

What often falls by the wayside in discussions of a possible Donald Trump presidency is his attitude towards environmental matters, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Are there more Pokémon than real animals in our future?

2016-07-20 09:07 624 views

I suspect my son can rattle off more names of Pokémon than he can name actual species of plants and animals, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Solar power floats

2016-07-04 12:40 1092 views

For my money, technologies are at their best if they are simple, easily accessible, environmentally sustainable and affordable, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Legal ivory sales encourage elephant poaching

2016-06-20 09:35 396 views

Elephants are in trouble. According to the Born Free Foundation, more than 24 000 of them were butchered by poachers last year alone, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.


Bad news for mussel lovers

2016-07-11 09:50 4871 views

Do you enjoy mussels? You might want to stop reading right now. Otherwise, I’m afraid I might ruin your appetite, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Trophy hunting: the scale of the killing

2016-06-27 12:53 3590 views

You love wild animals so much that you want to kill them, stuff them, pop glass marbles into their eye sockets and display them above the lounge mantelpiece, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The Big Lebowski and the tiny crayfish from Oz

2016-06-13 11:23 1467 views

We all have a little bit of Donny from The Big Lebowski and the tiny freshwater crayfish from Australia, in us writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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