Andreas Späth

Trophy hunting: the scale of the killing

2016-06-27 12:53

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.

Legal ivory sales encourage elephant poaching

2016-06-20 09:35 314 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.

The Big Lebowski and the tiny crayfish from Oz

2016-06-13 11:23 1401 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.

Want to create jobs? Go for renewable energy

2016-06-06 14:22 1342 views

Employment in the renewable energy business such as solar or wind power generations, is where many new and exciting job opportunities and careers can be found, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Get your kids outside!

2016-05-30 15:07 537 views

Surely children who are in touch with the natural world, appreciate its beauty and understand its importance are more likely to want to protect it as adults, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

SA cities exceed WHO air quality limits

2016-05-16 11:32 1491 views

Air pollution is a major problem in most urban centres around the world. Smog is also prevalent in more surprising locations, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Coral reefs: we win some, we lose some

2016-05-04 08:13 1088 views

Scientists have just discovered a huge coral reef system where nobody had expected to find one – in the Atlantic Ocean off the mouth of the Amazon River, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.


What to expect from the Johannesburg CITES meeting

2016-05-23 15:31 1042 views

The signatories to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will be meeting in Johannesburg later this year. Andreas Wilson-Späth writes about the likely highlights.

Eco-activists under fire

2016-05-09 11:08 986 views

'The assassination of community organisers fighting for environmental justice and human rights is a growing threat', writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The end of the Age of Coal

2016-04-25 11:36 1580 views

We should celebrate any suggestion that the end of the Age of Coal is nigh. The writing is definitely on the wall – here are just a few recent developments that suggest that the coal industry is running out of steam.


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