Giraffe Extinction

A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world's tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction.

Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The iconic animal has declined because of habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa.

To read the article titled, “Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges” click here.

Activists Call for Protection of White Lions

The chief executive officer of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, Linda Tucker, says very few white lions are still roaming freely in South Africa.

Wildlife activists are calling on the world to preserve and protect rare white lions before they are extinct.

This comes as South Africa prepares to host 2016 Convention for the International Trade of Engendered Species, Cites in September.

​Black Celebrities Fight Against Poaching

Efforts to save the rhino have mainly fallen inside the terrain of South Africa’s white and wealthy folk‚ but a new campaign is trying to turn that around.

Anti-poaching campaign by conservation organisation, WildAid, has called on black celebrities to join the fight in a series of television and billboard adverts.

Campaign ambassadors, Maps Maponyane‚ Stacey Holland and Masasa Mbangeni, spoke to TMG Digital this week to tell us why they care about the cause‚ and why you should too.

Endangered Wildlife List Swells in 2015

Lions in Africa retained an overall listing as ‘vulnerable’, one of the least endangered categories, thanks to conservation in Southern Africa.

A study shows that the number of animals and plants at risk of extinction rose in 2015 despite government pledges to improve protection, with species under threat ranging from lions in West Africa to orchids in Asia.

The Red List of Endangered Species, backed by governments, scientists and conservationists, grew to 22 784 species in 2015, almost a third of all animals and plants sampled, from 22 413 a year ago, it said.

Wildlands Conservation Trust: Training & Development Manager

The Wildlands Conservation Trust is a nonprofit organisation working to conserve South Africa’s biodiversity.

The Wildlands seeks to appoint a senior Training and Development Manager - uBuntu Earth, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing the Project Training & Development Programs under the Management of the Deputy Director | uBuntu Earth at the Wildlands Conservation Trust.

This is permanent, senior post in the Wildlands Conservation Trust.


Nature Conservationist Ian Player Dies

The Wilderness Foundation has announced that nature conservationist, Ian Player, has died at his home in the Karkloof Valley in KwaZulu-Natal.
In a press statement, the organisation declares that: "87-year-old Dr Ian Player, passed away peacefully at midday on 30 November 2014 after a short illness.”
Player committed his life to conservation and, in particular, to the preservation of the rhino.

AWF Calls for Lion Hunting Ban

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), calls on the world to totally ban sport hunting of Africa’s lions until the decline in lion populations is reversed.

AWF senior director of conservation science, Philip Muruthi, warns that lions are extinct in North Africa, severely depleted across West and Central Africa, and now losing ground in their strongholds of East and Southern Africa.

CapeNature: Grants Management Officer

CapeNature has been constituted in terms of the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board Act of 1998.  CapeNature operates within a framework of good governance and regulatory compliance, driven by a clear strategy and strong focus on people performance.  

To further enhance and strengthen its position as a world leader in biodiversity conservation, the following key position as a world leader in biodiversity conservation, the following key position is available at its Head Office.

CapeNature seeks to employ a Grants Management Officer, based in Bridgetown, Cape Town.

NGOs Key in Conservation - Kasukuwere

The Zimbabwean government has commended community-based and non-governmental organisations for becoming key partners in protecting and conserving the environment.

Environment, Water and Climate Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, says this enhanced the Zim-Asset objectives in addressing environmental challenges through community participation.


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