US President Donald Trump and his Department of Interior Affairs Secretary Ryan Zinke have halted the reversal of a ban on importation of elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The sudden decision follows global outcry and protests from animal rights groups.
Two young elephants were shot in the Komatipoort region close to the Kruger National Park after their herd was reportedly terrorized by poachers across the Mozambican border.
While trading in rhino horn and ivory in South Africa is legal, Australia has just tabled a Parliamentary motion to ban it within its own borders, writes Adam Cruise.
Day Zero has arrived for residents of the Karoo town of Beaufort West, with the news that dams in the region have officially run dry.
Marlaine Nair, Democratic Alliance spokesperson for Environmental Planning and Climate Protection in Durban, said the monitoring of air quality was poor.
Climate change has come under the spotlight again for the South African government, as certain areas of the country continue to experience extreme weather conditions.
A report from the Convention in the Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) shows that in 2016, the overall trend of elephant poaching in Africa has declined. However, conservationists warn it’s too soon to celebrate.
Climate change is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in the South African context, following a series of wild storms that have ripped through the country.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) said there were now 92 locations in South Africa that had tested positive for the avian flu.
Two of the only five remaining mature Desert Elephants bulls that occupied the Ugab region of Namibia have recently been hunted.