Andreas Späth

Are there more Pokémon than real animals in our future?

2016-07-20 09:07

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.

Bad news for mussel lovers

2016-07-11 09:50 4827 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.

Solar power floats

2016-07-04 12:40 1054 views

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

Trophy hunting: the scale of the killing

2016-06-27 12:53 2997 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.

Legal ivory sales encourage elephant poaching

2016-06-20 09:35 349 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.

Want to create jobs? Go for renewable energy

2016-06-06 14:22 1367 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.

What to expect from the Johannesburg CITES meeting

2016-05-23 15:31 1070 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.


The Big Lebowski and the tiny crayfish from Oz

2016-06-13 11:23 1428 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.

Get your kids outside!

2016-05-30 15:07 561 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 1522 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.


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