A touching and beautiful video about protecting the endangered sea turtles of South Africa and Southern Mozambique.
Last week Britain’s Daily Mail reported about a South African wildlife sanctuary that is now caring for an orphan baby hippopotamus, who was rejected by its mother shortly after it was born. The hippo has been named Prince Harry, is just a few days old, and will require round the clock care. The eleven pound infant presently needs 125 ml of milk every few hours.
This inspiring image of a bicycle-powered lawn mower drifted through my social media stream today. The pedal-powered idea is so simple and beautiful, it is utterly genius. The photo came from a South African film production company called Green Renaissance; the organization specializes in working with non-profits and other environmentally conscious businesses interested in promoting nature conservation and sustainability.
A huge oil slick in the Southern Atlantic is threatening to wipe out the world’s largest colony of the endangered Northern Rockhopper penguin and other rare species, including the Speckled petrel.
Three stories in the press over the last few weeks, have given South African’s unusual concerns about swimming off Cape Town’s beaches, surfing around the estuaries of Eastern Cape Rivers and canoeing in the Umgeni River. Sharks Around Cape Town Beaches A Zimbabwean man holidaying in Cape Town was killed, when he was attacked by what is […]
While Brisbane’s waste removal system battles to discard perfectly good mangos, this contrasts starkly with the difficulties and opportunities associated with agricultural produce gluts in poor communities in rural Africa. Brisbane Mangoes So good is the mango harvest this year, that residents of Brisbane’s suburbs are battling to get rid of their excess mangos. Apparently […]
Wildlife conservationists in Zimbabwe are struggling to protect endangered rhinos – and now the uphill battle includes war veterans who have gotten into the rhino poaching business. In yet another setback to Zimbabwe’s wildlife conservation efforts, war veterans settled near the Humani Estates in the Chiredzi District are allegedly poisoning rhinos living on a nearby […]
South Africa is under fire from breeders to ban its controversial canned hunting of captive lions. The barbaric “sport” of canned hunting means an animal is hunted in a small space, with no chance of escape. Lions are bred for the sole purpose of being shot.
Another human superstition driving a protected species closer to extinction: Vulture brains are believed to increase luck in the lottery and at the race track. Africa’s protected vultures are becoming the victims of a growing trend: According to a popular superstition, smoking dried vulture brains will result in “visionary” powers.
Yesterday, a “thanksgiving” festival for the seasons first fruits included the killing of a black Nguni bull by hand by 40 young men, after legal attempts to stop it failed. The annual festival was hosted by King Zwelithini of the Zulu Nation and attended by President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and other dignitaries. Nguni Cattle More […]
The largest mass-extinction in the world is considered to have happened about 252 million years ago due to quick global warming or climate change. A new study shows how some ancestors of mammals are believed to have survived this mass-extinction. Jörg Fröbisch and Kenneth Angielczyk from The Field Museum along with Christian Sidor from the […]
A recent study points out that 95% of illegal African rhino killings since 2006 have occurred in Zimbabwe and South Africa. A sobering report from the IUCN Species Survival Commission, African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups, and TRAFFIC says that Africa’s rhino poaching crisis is far from over – and warns that the continued involvement […]
A renewed effort at increasing the uptake of domestic solar water heater (SWH) systems looks to replace 620 MW of electricity, to reduce carbon emissions by 2,7 million tons carbon dioxide and create jobs and develop skills and manufacturing capacity. Personal Experience After recently having a domestic hot water geyser fail and investigating the potential […]
Is Ross Perot Jr. taking legal action over the head of a rhino he shot and wounded during a trophy hunt? The son of former American Presidential candidate Ross Perot – Henry Ross Perot Jr. – is reportedly engaged in a legal battle involving South African wildlife authorities over the head of rhino he wounded […]