The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years because of deforestation and rampant overconsumption, experts said on Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves. Human activity has severely degraded three-quarters of all land and 40 percent[…]
Images of mutilated baby shark bodies were posted to the Proudly Strandfontein Facebook page. The pictures show the pile of bodies cut up with their heads and fins missing. “City Law Enforcement officers were on Sunday morning 15 December at about 09:00, alerted to a large number of fish lying[…]
In August 2019, three suspects were arrested for being in illegal possession of a lion cub that was dubbed Simba. The little lion was found in a house in Athlone, on the Cape Flats, and Sulaiman Effendi, Shurud Jacobs and Moegamat Simons were charged with the illegal possession of an[…]
The illegal trade and smuggling of South African abalone, or Perlemoen, has been described as an industry “probably worth close to a billion rand or more every year” by Traffic – a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants. Markus Burgener, the programme coordinator of[…]
South Africans everywhere are tickled pink by a recent video shared by a couple of rugby fans. In the video filmed near the North Pole, a friendly beluga whale can be seen playing fetch with a South African rugby ball. In a matter of hours, the video received over 3[…]
After it was believed to be extinct since the 1800’s, one of the Western Cape’s endemic species has been rediscovered by a student from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Psoralea cataracta is one of the first recorded species lost to forestry and agriculture and originates from the pea family. It[…]
Simotwo village in Baringo, a western county in Kenya, is a peaceful place. Cattle, sheep and goats graze leisurely. The grassy area straddles hillocks, boasts a generous outcrop of granite rocks and is rich in indigenous tree cover. But beneath the veneer of calm village life, a deadly menace haunts the[…]
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on Friday, October 4 2019, the Cableway is giving back to the local community with a month long special for all South Africans. From October 1 to October 31, 2019 all locals with a valid South African ID, or[…]
Residents in the sleepy French town of Armentieres got a major shock Wednesday evening when a large black panther was seen patrolling the suburbs, and this was no Marvel superhero. Calls flooded in to local authorities at around 6:30pm Wednesday that the powerful animal was spotted prowling the city streets…[…]
A gigantic floating rock formation, believed to emanate from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, is heading directly for Australia, and some believe it may prove to be a lifeline for the Great Barrier Reef. The giant volcanic rock pumice, over 20,000 football fields in size, is believed to be[…]
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