Central Africans in 'urgent' need of food

2014-04-07 21:10

The crisis in the strife-torn Central African Republic has left 1.6 million people - a third of the population - in urgent need of food.

Pressure on Moz over anti-rhino poaching approach

2014-03-23 22:11

Mozambique could face a ban on the trade in wildlife products after failing to meet a year-long deadline to submit a report to Cites, urgently outlining measures to curb the escalating rhino poaching crisis.

SA one step closer to fracking

2014-03-04 09:10

The South African government has suggested they will be going ahead with fracking and for the short term they will delay implementing a carbon tax till 2016.

Cape Town named Earth Hour capital

2014-02-05 11:32

Environmentalists have named Cape Town as the capital city as part of the global push to wean civilisation from fossil fuels.

Monarch butterflies drop, migration waning

2014-01-30 08:25

The little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts say.

Snow leopards to be tracked by GPS

2014-01-22 15:20

Six snow leopards in the icy Indian state of Himachal Pradesh will be fitted with satellite-linked collars in a project aimed at deepening understanding of the endangered mountain cat.


With 1004 rhinos poached in 2013 alone, WWF South Africa speaks about the demand for rhino horn in Asia.

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Indonesia to build sanctuary for rarest rhino

2013-12-26 07:37

Indonesia's first rhino sanctuary will soon open as the country struggles to save the animal from the brink of extinction, where only around 50 animals are left in the wild.

Linefish stocks recovering

2013-12-03 20:35

South Africa's linefish stocks are starting to recover, the World Wide Fund for Nature SA says.

New faultlines widen at UN climate talks

2013-11-25 07:47

Fraught UN climate talks have revealed growing frustration among emerging economies in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming.

Dire warnings as UN climate talks resume

2013-11-08 11:02

UN climate talks will resume in Warsaw amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions.

Man pleads guilty in abalone syndicate case

2013-10-12 09:30

A court has sentenced a man to two years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to helping transport 3 243 abalone.

WWF accuses oil firm of endangering unspoilt reserve

2013-10-08 10:02

Environmental campaigners WWF have filed a complaint against a British oil company accused of intimidating the local population and endangering wildlife in the oldest nature reserve in Africa.

SA dairy firm pledges cash to fight rhino poaching

2013-09-26 11:00

A South African dairy company has put its money where its mouth is in the fight against rhino poaching that has devastated the animal population.

Pregnant rhino cow brutally killed

2013-09-18 12:10

A pregnant rhino cow has been brutally poached in the Magaliesberg, leaving her calf orphaned.

Rhino horn seen as a status symbol, says WWF

2013-09-17 12:05

Rhino horn is a status symbol in Vietnam which is driving the poaching crisis in South Africa, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA) has said.

SA must do more to look after water, says WWF

2013-09-13 13:01

South Africans need to do more to conserve water resources as the country will feel the impact of water usage, particularly as climate change and poor management affect supplies of drinking water, the WWF has said.

SA rhino to approach population decline

2013-08-20 10:40

With over 500 rhino killed in South Africa this year, the point is nearing where the population will begin to decline, the WWF has said.

SA cities pushed on climate strategy

2013-08-12 08:26

South African cities have been challenged to combat climate change by limiting their carbon outputs.

Mekong fishermen fear for their future

2013-08-06 12:02

The waters of the Mekong have sustained generations of families but nowadays its fishermen often find their nets empty and fear hydropower mega-dams will destroy their livelihoods.

Swim for Nature in the Bridge House Mile

2013-08-02 15:44

WWF has joined forces with Bridge House in Cape Town to host this year's mile swim that promises to be a fun-filled family day out,

WWF slams government over Medupi

2013-07-12 13:00

An environmental organisation has said that the production delays at the Medupi power plant are an indicator that South Africa should focus energy efforts on renewables.

Legal ivory trade masks illegal market

2013-05-27 20:13

A huge haul of illegal ivory in China has revealed the vast scale of the trade and flaws in the country's system of legal ivory sales, a wildlife monitoring group says.

WWF releases rhino game

2013-05-17 10:11

An environmental organisation has launched a mobile game to raise awareness on the scourge of rhino poaching.

WWF: CAR Rebels invade elephant park

2013-05-08 13:02

The WWF has said suspected poachers belonging to the Seleka rebel group entered an elephant habitat in the Central African Republic.


Earth hour... countdown begins

2014-03-28 12:14

Cape Town has been named the capital city by the World Wide Fund for Nature's Global Earth Hour, and as the countdown begins to save energy.

WWF: First fatwa issued to protect wildlife

2014-03-05 11:10

Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the WWF hailed as the world's first.

Illegal ivory crushed in Paris

2014-02-06 21:15

Three tons of illegal ivory has been crushed in Paris in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

2014-01-31 12:04

The UN Security Council has targeted illegal wildlife traffickers for sanctions in a pair of resolutions against African armed groups, a step conservationists called unprecedented.

Davos push for clean energy

2014-01-22 22:11

At a Davos forum, political and business leaders have pushed for cleaner energy to limit climate change.


Should rhino horn be farmed?

2014-01-20 14:39

Supplying legal rhino horn would not automatically cut out the illegal supply - that's the message from WWF South Africa.

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Court blocks Swedish wolf hunt

2014-01-17 08:52

Plans to hold licensed wolf hunts in Sweden have been blocked by a Stockholm court following an appeal by environmental groups.

Nepal uses satellite to track rare snow leopard

2013-12-18 18:37

Wildlife experts in Nepal are tracking a rare snow leopard by using a collar with a satellite link to discover how climate change and human encroachment are affecting its habitat.

Asia countries oppose shark fin ban at Cape meeting

2013-11-26 10:52

Three Asian countries have opposed a proposal to strengthen the current ban on shark finning at the annual meeting of the Atlantic tuna commission held in Cape Town.

Rare mammal sighting, first time in 15yrs

2013-11-13 16:48

One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species.

Expert calls for fair distribution of SA electricity

2013-10-18 11:30

Large industrial electricity users are not sustainable for South Africa as the cost of energy goes up for consumers, an industry expert has asserted.

Rich paying too little for water, says WWF

2013-10-09 10:03

The cost of water is unevenly distributed in South Africa as the wealthy pay far less for quality water than they should, an environmental organisation has said.

Greenpeace fights new coal-fired power plant

2013-09-27 14:40

Environmental activists have staged a protest outside the offices of the department of trade and industry against the proposed coal power station.

Walrus move to shore in northwest Alaska

2013-09-19 11:04

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is taking steps to protect hundreds of walrus that have gathered on Alaska's northwest coast.

Rhino poaching is a worthwhile fight, says WWF

2013-09-17 14:05

The war against rhino poaching can be won, despite the increasing poaching that has seen rhino species go extinct in several countries, an environmental organisation has said.

SA water policy implementation is urgent, says WWF

2013-09-16 09:23

It is critical to implement the management policies for water resources in South Africa, an environmental organisation has said.

Danger stalks SA dams

2013-08-27 10:26

The pollution in South African river systems is an indicator of a looming water crisis if it is not managed correctly, an environmental researcher has asserted.

Woolies mulls ending rock lobster sales

2013-08-20 07:19

Woolworths is thinking of phasing out the sale of West Coast rock lobster which is fast being depleted, and not crayfish as was erroneously reported.

Rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at US zoo

2013-08-08 21:09

Two rare Sumatran tiger cubs have been born at the National Zoo in Washington, in what zookeepers have described as a conservation victory for the critically endangered cats.

Swim for Nature in the Bridge House Mile

2013-08-05 09:15

WWF has joined forces with Bridge House in Cape Town to host this year's mile swim that promises to be a fun-filled family day out,

Corruption escalates rhino poaching

2013-07-16 10:00

Corruption among senior officials plays a significant role in perpetuating the poaching of rhino in SA, a conservation organisation has charged.

Solar right for SA, even in winter - WWF

2013-06-12 14:42

Despite the seasonal weather, South Africa should move toward renewable energy solutions like solar power, an environmental organisation has said.

Royals back fight against poaching

2013-05-21 22:35

Britain's Prince Charles and his son Prince William have urged an end to the poaching of wild animals in Africa.

26 elephants killed in CAR

2013-05-10 21:30

Wildlife officials say poachers have slaughtered at least 26 elephants inside a famed park in volatile Central African Republic.

CAR elephant poaching rising

2013-04-25 21:23

Conservationists are warning that elephant meat is now flooding the markets in villages near a famed wildlife reserve in CAR.

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