CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CONSERVATION The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has spent 30 years igniting new ways for people and nature to thrive, and we invite you to celebrate with us. For three decades we have sought new paths and solutions to ensure that people
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NATURE HASN’T BOUNCED BACK DURING THE PANDEMIC. BUT IT STILL CAN. Aerial view of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, in Maués. © Andre Dib / WWF-Brazil By Mariana Ferreira Head of Science, WWF-Brazil Co-Chair, IUCN WCPA COVID-19 Protected Areas Task Force This week a year ago,
LEGAL PROTECTION FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S STRATEGIC WATER SOURCE AREAS Photo Credit: WWF Ten percent of South Africa’s land area, mostly in the high mountain catchments along the eastern escarpment, generates 50% of the volume of water in all our river systems. This was identified in a
NEW GUIDE ON LEGAL AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR AROUND MARINE WILDLIFE Photo Credit: Edwards Raggy Charters While there is nothing quite like the thrill of encountering a whale or a pod of dolphins at sea, many seagoers are unaware that their attempts to get close to these mammals
Understanding and managing residential solar rooftop photovoltaic systems Photo Credit: Scott Ramsay As the utilities responsible for distributing 40% of electricity in South Africa, municipalities are at the centre of a rapidly changing electricity environment. Historically this was a linear system: municipalities bought electricity from Eskom
Mining Incubator Photo Credit: Scott Ramsay The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA) recognises the role that mining has played and will continue to play in the domestic and global economy. It also recognises the catastrophic impact that poorly regulated mining activities can have on the
SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST BOAT-BASED WHALE WATCHING IMPACT STUDY Photo Credit: Dr Gwen Penry The total value of boat-based whale watching (BBWW) tourism, experiencing whales, dolphins and seals, in Plettenberg Bay is R371,2 million per year. It also creates 92 jobs, of which approximately 250 people benefit.
9 THINGS YOU HAVE ALL WRONG ABOUT PLASTIC Photo Credit: Unsplash by Sue Ras What do Halloween, Thanksgiving and Black Friday have to do with plastic? Well, all these Western world events are often adopted with dizzying gusto and excessive decor extravagance – mostly in consumerist societies and
Plastics Project Photo Credit: WWF Many of our fishery resources in South Africa are overexploited or collapsed, or the stock status is simply unknown. It’s critical that we build in mitigation and adaption measures to better conserve our oceans and aim for sustainable fisheries going forward.