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Vine-like lianas alter the edges of fragmented forests: New study

A new study has found that a group of climbing plants called lianas spring up in higher numbers along the edges of fragmented forests...
At the launch of the SPAR Eastern Cape Plastic Bag campaign at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth last night were (from left) SPAR EC managing director Conrad Isaac, Dr Lorien Pichegru of the Nelson Mandela University Zoology Department and Hayley McLellan of the Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium. Photo: Leon Hugo/SPAR Eastern Cape

SPAR EC declare war on plastic bags

Starting today (April 6), SPAR Eastern Cape have declared war on plastic bags as the retailer spearheads a significant step forward in the battle...

AI buoys safeguard swimmers and sharks

A new tech-driven device may help reduce harmful interactions with sharks and improve people’s tolerance of one of the ocean’s top predators.The system, called...

Kaziranga’s rhino census finds the population is growing, but more slowly...

Kaziranga National Park in India’s Assam state is home to the majority of the world’s greater one-horned rhinos.A census completed in March counted 2,413...

South Korean company under fire for alleged deforestation in Papua oil...

A report by WRI shows ongoing deforestation in an oil palm concession in Papua, Indonesia, operated by a subsidiary of South Korea’s POSCO Daewoo.The...

New sloth book features amazing photographs and busts myths [PHOTOS]

Sloths have gained in popularity in recent years but some misconceptions about them remain, such as their being ‘lazy,’ which is not true. Rather,...

How the farmers of Seruyan rose up a against a palm...

In the leadup to the release of the second installment of Indonesia for Sale, our series examining the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land-rights crisis,...

Deadly oil spill in eastern Borneo spreads to the open sea

An oil spill that began on March 31 in Balikpapan Bay has spread out to the Strait of Makassar and now covers an area...

For Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution, elephants pose a new threat

Twelve people have been killed by elephants in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.Fleeing military operations in Myanmar, the refugees have settled in elephant corridors.Training...

NGOs denounce Tapajós basin intimidation, violence, Brazil inaction

Thirty-eight national and international NGOs have condemned the Brazilian government and the builders of four Teles Pires River dams in the Amazon. The NGOs...

Yellow fever may threaten biophilia in São Paulo city (commentary)

Reconciling biodiversity conservation and urban development is one of the biggest challenges for humanity, considering that by 2030, 60 percent of people globally are...

‘Lost’ fairy lantern spotted in Malaysian Borneo after 151 years

In January last year, a team of botanists spotted Thismia neptunis again, 151 years after it was first recorded in the rainforests of western Sarawak,...
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