Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The city says it has employed additional staff to assist in central clean-ups to mop up the problem for now.
Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country's new hunting rules.
A goat to both Zulu and Xhosa tribes is more than just a sturdy animal uniquely adapted to the harshness of this continent. It is a mystical creature used in rituals and ceremonies.
On 20 October it sets sail on an expedition to document Tristan lobsters and to recover ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned fishing gear).
The temptation to cuddle or pet a lion cub might be inevitable, but it truly is just a big scam, says animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.
More than half of Europe's endemic tree species, including the horse-chestnut, risk extinction, conservationists warn, blaming invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development for their decline.
At her home in Roubaix, a former industrial centre in northern France that is now the country's poorest city, Magdalene Deleporte is making her own deodorant.
At least 11 Greenpeace protesters could be seen dangling from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas, near Houston, just ahead of the third 2020 Democratic debate being held in Houston.
Elephant specialists from around Africa will take part in a conference to begin the process of dealing with issues of elephant captivity, welfare and the ethics of their confinement.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesperson said.
After heavy rain tons of plastic was sent downstream to crash in the waves off the Umgeni River Mouth, in Durban.
Large super-groups of Humpback whales, reaching as many as 150 per group, are gathering off Dassen Island, some 45 kilometres south of Saldanha Bay.
Four lions were found dead in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve with their paws and jaws missing.
Many big cat cubs that are exhibited and petted at wildlife facilities end up being killed as a result of canned hunting.
Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.
Two Czech Republic men have been found guilty of trafficking succulent plant species from South Africa and have been banned from entering the country again.
As conservation groups get smarter about technology, so do the poachers they are fighting to stop.
Green roofs are usually installed on flat roofs with vegetation planted in a growing medium on top of waterproofing, root barrier and cuspate sheeting. The sheeting retains moisture in between rainfall events or manual watering.
A global wildlife summit has decided to regulate trade in giraffes and tighten protections for endangered animals including elephants, triggering a threat from disgruntled southern African nations to leave an international treaty.
A proposal to strengthen protection for mako sharks, hunted for their meat and fins, was adopted by 102 countries at the CITES global wildlife trade summit in Geneva.
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