WWF Report Provides Framework to Assess Economic Reality of Shale Gas in SA

Fracking WWF reportResponding to claims made by private firms and state agencies regarding the promise of shale gas as a cheap source of energy for South Africa, WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) has undertaken an analysis of these claims in its latest report framework to assess the economic reality of shale gas in South Africa.

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New Report Highlights Need to Invest in SA’s Marine Protected Areas

sa mpasSouth Africa’s 24 marine protected areas (MPAs) are critical for the health of future fish stock, but their significance is not fully appreciated. From coastal residents and fishers through to government prosecutors and judges, a lack of understanding of the importance of these areas continues to hamper efforts to manage MPAs effectively.

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Let’s Talk About Gum Trees and Bees

Beekeeper in fynbosA recent study undertaken by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) revealed that gum trees (Eucalyptus), certain crops, indigenous trees and shrubs, flowering plants in suburban gardens and even roadside wildflowers or weeds are all critically important to South Africa’s indigenous honey bees.

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2015 Land Reform and Biodiversity Stewardship Initiative Learning Exchange a Great Success

LRBSI LE 2105A Land Reform and Biodiversity Stewardship Initiative (LRBSI) learning exchange was held from the 10th – 12th of February, at Ascot Conference Centre in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The theme of the learning exchange was Building Capacity to catalyse a Biodiversity based Economy in Land Reform.

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