Small-scale farmers cling to hope that a dry winter will exterminate armyworm

R40,000 worth of pesticides didn’t help one farmer, but due to pest-resistant genetically modified crops, commercial production won’t be significantly affected

9 days ago
Minister’s wildlife plans a jumbo worry

Conservationists are alarmed by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's increasingly dangerous ‘conservation’ proposals, writes Melissa Reitz

10 days ago
What’s behind the genetic threat to the rhino?

‘This is quite a staggering loss for any species to endure’, says Sarah Wild

10 days ago
Telescope project makes progress on radio-quiet zone

The Square Kilometre Array project now has half the land it needs to set up its radio-quiet zone

10 days ago
Export of bones raises fears for region’s lions

There is significant evidence SA’s legal trade in captive-bred lion trophies is accelerating the slaughter of wild lions, writes Yvonne Fontyn

1 month ago
Catfight over right to hunt SA’s leopards

Professional hunters say a recent ban puts the species at risk, while conservation groups claim more monitoring and research must be done, writes Yvonne Fontyn

1 month ago