3.8.2020 10:59 pm
Apart from the last reluctant lion, who was darted to be taken back in, all, including the darted lion, appeared to be healthy.
The lions which broke lockdown in the Lichtenburg area of the North West after strolling through a broken fence, have been rounded up.
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.
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.
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.
In SANParks’ latest culling tender, they explained that there are too many herbivores that roam in smaller national parks, which can harm other ecosystems.
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.
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.
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.
These rhinos weren’t having any of Simba and Mufasa’s power trips at all.
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.
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.
The drilling is for the Brulpadda project, spearheaded by fuel company Total South Africa.
There is also an absence of data for other types of extreme weather in Africa, such as drought, heavy rains and major storms.
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.
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.