24.9.2020 06:41 pm
Most people convicted for wildlife poaching and trafficking in South Africa commit the crimes due to poverty and joblessness, a study by an international wildlife conservation group has shown.
A report published Thursday and compiled after interviews with 73 convicted wildlife offenders incarcerated in South Africa's jails, concluded that 70 percent of them were forced into crime just to make a living.
The Department of Tourism pumped R17 million of funding into the project as a way to improve the park and bringing it on par with international tourist attraction standards.
After years of population decline, the arrival of the new calves brings the total number of the rare mammals to 74.
The snake was about 1.1m long, healthy and had an obvious bulge. It will be released into the wild.
Zirk Botha will leave Cape Town in December, and row alone in his boat, ‘Ratel’, for an estimated 100 days until he reaches the shores of Rio de Janeiro. He will rely solely on solar power throughout the journey.
The All Hearts Foundation cares for a pack of wolves and educates people on why they shouldn’t have them as pets. They also allow you to get up close with these animals, as well as a horse, sheep, parrots, pigs and some other furries.
An ecologist has conducted South Africa’s first study on birdlife around the Khi Solar One plant tower near Upington, and found that birds are not dying as much as previously thought.
Dwindling Vaal Dam water levels and continued water leaks are putting immeasurable strain on South Africa’s already water scarce status.
The NSPCA does not want to fight, explaining their view on the zoo is not personal, but that the association will always speak up when it comes to welfare. The zoo sees the statement as ‘economic sabotage’.
Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Act of 2014 allows for mining in national parks in the country, if permits have been granted by the minister of mines or the president.
FREE TO READ: Due to Kataza or SK11’s shenanigans, it was decided that he be relocated to the northern sub-population of Tokai. But activists say he is lost and needs to be relocated with his original troop.
A rhino conservation NGO has warned that the only Zimbabweans to benefit will be low-wage ‘general hands’, with the Chinese employees to receive most of the benefit, while SustiGlobal say they don’t think a coal mining permit has been granted, as the second phase must still take place.
Vulture numbers are dwindling fast in southern Africa, and a world without vultures means a disease-ridden, foul-smelling planet, as these creatures are vital to preventing disease outbreaks.
NSPCA inspectors have witnessed ‘abhorrent cruelty’ since the High Court ruling, but refuse to give up on the 50,000 sheep destined for the Middle East.
NPO Bhejane Trust confirmed the Chinese nationals found in the park were drilling core samples for coal, and they fear that coal mining would seal the fate of the area’s wildlife and tourism industry.