Cape's plants are dying out – and local authorities need your help

2019-06-20 07:01

Study shows 40 species have gone extinct since 1900.

Quackery and superstition: Species pay the cost

2018-03-27 11:11

A pinch of powdered chimpanzee bone, some gecko saliva, a dash of vulture brain.

Global biodiversity 'crisis' to be assessed at major summit

2018-03-20 09:27

Earth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say – the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and only the sixth in half-a-billion years.

Featured: Creation Wines

2015-11-24 15:07

A wine farm to visit this summer.

Oil prospecting threatens wildlife in DRC park

2014-03-31 13:44

The World Wildlife Fund has voiced concern about a planned operation to prospect for oil in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Biodiversity gardening

2013-05-21 11:46

Turn your garden or backyard into a refuge for indigenous plants and animals.


Up to 1 million species are facing extinction, according to a new UN report. Without them, we could run out of food.

2019-05-06 20:43

A new United Nations report on the world's biodiversity found that between 500,000 and 1 million species face extinction due to habitat destruction.

Humanity imperiled by abuse of life-giving Nature - reports

2018-03-27 07:49

Humanity is risking its own well-being by over-harvesting and harming Nature's bounty, says a comprehensive survey that warns animal and plant species are in decline in every world region.

The sorry state of Earth's species, in numbers

2018-03-16 12:40

As the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) prepares to unveil a thorough diagnosis of the health of Earth's plant and animal species, this is what we already know:

Economic side of SA oceans 'needs balance'

2014-06-01 14:04

It is vital to balance economic opportunities and environmental integrity in South Africa’s ocean space, warns the department of environmental affairs.

Sign of our times

2013-09-20 10:24

Recognise this logo? It could come to symbolise the 21st century. By Olivia Rose-Innes.

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