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Fate of white lions to be decided at CITES CoP17

The lions are once again kings of Timbavati in Limpopo. But their numbers in the wild remain small. CITES CoP17 is opening on 24...

Madagascar’s natural resources under siege

Scientists are racing to preserve Madagascar's trove of unique flora and fauna as deforestation threatens the African island's diverse plant and animal wealth....

Africans on Time magazine’s 2016 100 Most Influential list

The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, including academics, politicians, cultural personalities and philanthropists. A number of Africans and Africa-related events feature this year.

Cape fires are ‘right on time’ for fynbos, says UCT ecologist

As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Cape Peninsula have been to tracts of nature reserve and property, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.

US honour for South African scientist

South African Bob Scholes, a systems ecologist well known for his contributions in the fields of global change, ecology and earth observation, has been elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, an honour bestowed on the world's best scientists as chosen by their peers.

Africa is the place to see stars

The NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia has been proclaimed as the continent’s first international dark sky reserve, meaning that it’s one of the best places on earth to star-gaze.
Lost skulls return to Namibia

New institute for global change

Wits University's new Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute will draw on inter-disciplinary research expertise to find solutions to problems related to global change, climate change and sustainability.
Synthetic biology honour for student

From the city to the wild

Scott Ramsay swapped his city slicker life in Jozi to live in the beautiful South African wilderness, travelling around the country and promoting its natural riches.
Cape Town gets new nature reserves

Brazil health plan adapted for South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Health has announced plans to establish teams in each of the country’s municipal districts to provide primary healthcare services, maternal and child support, as well as care for those affected by HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.
Boost for trucking wellness drive

SA scholar named a Charlotte Fellow

A South African researcher, one of five scholars from Africa, has been awarded a place in the African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF) 2010/11 Charlotte Conservation Fellows Programme.