Don't hold SA's economy hostage to high-carbon companies

2018-12-03 20:35

The Finance Minister recently tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament. Louise Naudé of WWF unpacks the state of play.

IRP 2018: Too little, too slowly for energy transition?

2018-11-13 14:28

There are still strategic concerns around the proposed IRP 2018, write Prabhat Upadhyaya & Louise Scholtz of WWF South Africa.

Nature under assault: Key indicators

2018-10-31 12:25

The World Wildlife Fund and partners have tracked population changes in Earth's animal species for decades. News from the latest "Living Planet" report is more grim than ever.

Govt challenging order to reduce rock lobster catch limit

2018-10-30 10:09

Holidaymakers hoping to splash out on a plate of West Coast rock lobster may have to choose something else to go with their sundowners as round two of a court battle over how much of the species may be caught looms.

Here's how much plastic every South African uses - and the number is shocking

2018-10-04 12:11

A lot of our disposable items are plastic – and these are often thrown away almost immediately after use, ultimately ending up in the ocean.

Court reels govt in on rock lobster catch limits

2018-09-27 22:22

The World Wide Fund for Nature is celebrating after the SA government lost a court application challenging the total allowable catch set for West Coast rock lobster for the 2017/18 fishing season.

Mediterranean could become a 'sea of plastic' - WWF

2018-06-11 13:55

The Mediterranean could become a "sea of plastic", the WWF warns in a report calling for measures to clean up one of the world's worst affected bodies of water.

SA falling behind on renewable energy

2018-05-02 14:00

South Africa is falling behind on renewable energy project implementation even as other nations accelerate their plans for green energy.

'The drought is real' - World Wide Fund for Nature

2018-03-08 17:17

While the announcement that Day Zero has been pushed back was met with scepticism by some, a water expert has warned that the drought in Cape Town is real.

Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

2017-11-21 17:44

A Norwegian court has granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers.


Whale found dead with 6kg plastic in its stomach - how you can help save our oceans

2018-11-25 14:57

The pollution of our oceans has again raised concern after 6kg of plastic was found in the stomach of a dead whale.

China postpones decision on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

2018-11-13 12:27

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups.

Earth's wild animal population plummets 60% in 44 years - WWF

2018-10-31 08:21

"Runaway consumption" has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned.

WATCH: World Wildlife Fund unleashes life-sized elephant hologram on to London streets

2018-10-09 07:13

The World Wildlife Fund has installed a life-sized hologram of an elephant on the streets of London to mark the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference between October 10 - October 11.

Let’s get more job-intensive, less carbon-intensive

2018-10-02 20:15

Ahead of the Jobs Summit in Midrand this week, Louise Naudé of WWF South Africa says a just transition to a low-carbon economy must be factored into the equation.

NSPCA battles environmental affairs over lion bone quota

2018-09-26 14:45

The NSPCA says it objects to the lack of proper consideration behind the DEA's decision to increase the quota from 800 to 1 500 while a judicial review is underway.

WATCH: The battle for the future of the Cape mountain zebra

Having beaten extinction once, the Cape mountain zebra is now facing a new battle for survival. And the key may lie with an isolated population in the remote Gamkaberg mountains.

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Tencent and WWF announce digital partnership

2018-04-22 13:35

Tencent and conservation group WWF have announced a partnership to develop digital-based ecological projects to create exhibitions in public spaces.

Cape Town water crisis: WWF helps you understand the basics

2018-01-19 22:26

With only 39% of Capetonians having adhered to water restrictions in the month of January, making the water crisis even more urgent, the WWF has released an information pack detailing what residents can expect should the city's taps run dry.

Ocean meeting raises over $7bn for marine protection

2017-10-07 22:41

Countries, industry and other organisations have committed over $7bn to better protect marine life, which includes combating plastic pollution.

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