Citizen Science Raises Alarm Over Secretary Birds

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A South African study has found that the number of Secretary Birds (Sagittarius serpentarius) appears to be in decline, particularly in the Kruger National Park. The study, which was published in the free online journal (PLOS One), used data collected in the Southern African Bird Atlas Project and the Coordinated Avifaunal Roadcounts project.

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WWF and Mondi to Sustain Ecosystems through Responsible Business Practices

wwf mondi forrest managementWWF and the Mondi Group have announcedthat they will work together in a three-year strategic partnership that focuses on increasing environmental stewardship in the packaging and paper sectors.

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Verlorenvlei Estuary Could Become Protected Area

verlorenvlei-west-coast-elandsbayThe Verlorenvlei Estuary and its water catchment area near Elands Bay on the Cape West Coast could soon become protected areas. The area is home to over 200 bird species, including the White pelican and endemic fish. 

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SANBI’S Kirstenbosch Shines the Spotlight on Biodiversity Careers

biodiversity career day 2014A Biodiversity Career Day was held at SANBI’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on the 6th of March to highlight the wide variety of options in biodiversity and environmental careers to Grade 10 – 12 learners from 13 local schools and bridging colleges.

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