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Dumped PPE evidence in Covid-19 looting?
It is believed that the massive loads of PPE dumped in the river may have been an attempt to hide incriminating evidence, as government begins to crack down on PPE fraudsters and manufacturers of shoddy PPE.
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SA may never be able to fully rely on renewables
Greenpeace believes South Africa can be 100% reliant on renewable energy, but an energy expert does not foresee us relying heavily on renewables for the next 30 years.
Ukutula Lodge admitted that the film does not expressly implicate it in the canned hunting and lion bone trade, and the case has been dismissed with costs.
‘It is believed that there was an attempt to poach the animals as their cage fence was found to have been cut at the back.’
The decrease has been largely attributed to lockdown movement restrictions and the NPA’s 100% conviction rate, but the latest statistics are lulling the public into a false sense of security, and gradual lifting of restrictions have seen an increase in poaching.
Fierce competition saw rangers given recognition for the work they do in risking their lives to help preserve endangered species.
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Lockdown regulations threaten total collapse of wildlife sector

Environment Lockdown regulations threaten total collapse of wildlife sector

From increased illegal hunting, desperate farm workers going hungry, to game farmers facing ruin, interprovincial travel and accommodation restrictions have pushed the wildlife industry to the brink of extinction.

Environment Miracle cures and bling – How SA is killing the world’s last living wild tigers

South Africa’s lion bone export quotas make it easy to trade tiger parts and bones destined for Asian markets, putting further pressure on the last remaining wild tigers.

Environment Why is SANParks planning to kill thousands of animals in their parks?

SANParks has issued a culling tender to eradicate 590 ostriches, 200 gemsbok, 1,400 warthog, 200 springbuck, 20 waterbuck, 100 kudu, 100 Plains Zebra and 10 fallow deer.

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Plans to cull thousands of animals in SA’s National Parks

Environment Plans to cull thousands of animals in SA’s National Parks

In SANParks’ latest culling tender, they explained that there are too many herbivores that roam in smaller national parks, which can harm other ecosystems.

Environment KZN dam levels’ decline ‘unnoticed’

The decline in the local dam level, as well as at others in the province, has been of great concern to the water and sanitation department, which has called for communities to use water sparingly.

Environment More wildfires raging in 2020

In light of Covid-19 and associated respiratory complications, increased smoke inhalation could be potentially fatal for residents and indigenous tribes living in the Brazilian Amazon.

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WATCH: Rivers of raw sewage flowing into the rivers which provide your drinking water

Environment WATCH: Rivers of raw sewage flowing into the rivers which provide your drinking water

A host of factors has contributed to sewage leaks across the Vereeniging suburb, seeping into homes and gushing down roads, causing damage to infrastructure, polluting the Vaal River, and posing serious health risks.

Environment WATCH: Rhinos resist lions’ bullying

These rhinos weren’t having any of Simba and Mufasa’s power trips at all.

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Government ‘playing with fire’ by refusing to scrap canned lion hunting

Environment Government ‘playing with fire’ by refusing to scrap canned lion hunting

The Citizen spoke to Unfair Game author Lord Ashcroft about his views on how South Africa must urgently halt the continuation of canned lion hunting and trade, and other wildlife crime syndicates.

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Wildlife panel secrecy leaves lions in limbo

Environment Wildlife panel secrecy leaves lions in limbo

Conservation groups have accused the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ high-level panel of bias, saying they’re putting the lives of both the animals and workers at risk, and exposing them to possible diseases.

Environment Plan to drill offshore near Mossel Bay must be stopped – Frack Free SA

The drilling is for the Brulpadda project, spearheaded by fuel company Total South Africa.

Environment Deadly under-the-radar heatwaves ravaging Africa

There is also an absence of data for other types of extreme weather in Africa, such as drought, heavy rains and major storms.

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Illegal tree felling will thrive as long as there is poverty

Environment Illegal tree felling will thrive as long as there is poverty

The Magaliesberg forms part of a protected biosphere region, but continues to be ravaged by illegal loggers who harvest wood to be sold to consumers. 

Environment Beached whale near St Lucia euthanised

The poor state of the whale’s health and the fact that it had washed up so high on the beach made it impossible for conservation authorities to return it to sea.



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