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Myanmar ponders what to do with its out-of-work elephants

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As the Myanmar government moves to rein in deforestation, thousands of captive elephants trained to haul logs in Myanmar may lose the care and...
Jaguars belong in the wild, not so-called “traditional medicine” (photo: Needpix.com)

Jaguars are facing a grave new threat: Chinese medicine

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The iconic big cats are being killed for their fangs and other body parts so they can be used in traditional Chinese medicine. If you...

Trafficking of thousands of songbirds highlights rampant trade in Indonesia

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Smugglers in Indonesia managed to ship more than 7,000 birds on commercial flights from Sumatra to Java last month.Another shipment of 2,300 birds was...

Discovery of fish never recorded in the Amazon shows richness of...

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Brazilian scientists have identified six fish species never before seen in the Amazon in Calha Norte, in the state of Pará, one of the...

COVID-19 lockdown precipitates deforestation across Asia and South America

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Increased logging activity has been reported from Brazil, Colombia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal and Madagascar since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Reduced monitoring by enforcement...

Drug trafficking could be putting ‘fragile fisheries’ at risk, study says

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A new study found that fishing vessels are increasingly being used to traffic drugs, tripling over the past eight years, and accounting for 15%...
E-waste has reached massive proportions worldwide

E-waste has reached massive proportions worldwide

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Less than a fifth, or 17.%, of e-waste was collected and recycled last year, leaving the rest unrecycled. One of the lessons the current coronavirus...
Renishaw Hills outlines 4 ways retirement has changed over the years

Renishaw Hills outlines 4 ways retirement has changed over the years

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The past few decades have seen a massive shift in the entire concept of retirement, with medical advancements and digitisation creating more opportunities for...

South African ‘Mermaid’ freediving champion films KZN South Coast’s Sardine Run

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Beth Neale, the four-time South African Freediving Champion, the African Continental Record Holder for no-fins freediving, renowned ocean conservationist and filmmaker, headed to the...

Crocworld partners with The Independent on Saturday to launch exciting live...

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Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh on KwaZulu-Natal South Coast will continue its popular Facebook live sessions, with two special bonus videos in partnership with...

Brazil could dynamite Amazon dolphin, turtle habitat for industrial waterway

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Brazil plans to excavate and dredge many millions of cubic meters of material, including the ecologically sensitive Lourencão Rocks, to create an industrial shipping...

Garden Route Environmental Forum (GREF) teams up with Husqvarna South Africa...

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Garden Route Environmental Forum (GREF) teams up with Husqvarna South Africa to tackle climate change and environmental management “A fast-changing climate brings changes to the...
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