A report by Elephants Without Borders show that the poaching of elephants in Botswana has increased sharply in recent times. This follows certain changes in policy by President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration.
African penguins, known for their irregular markings and loud call, are in sharp decline. The species has gone from a population of more than a million at the beginning of the 20th century to being endangered. South African bioscientist Patrick Mafunda is using in-vitro fertilisation to help the species survive.
Getting started on a drastic new lifestyle can be daunting and often the myths associated with it can deter you entirely. Here we debunk some of the myths that surround plastic-free living to help you get started on an environmentally sensitive lifestyle.
Increasingly, African cities are being covered in litter, dumpsites and mounds and mounds of garbage, the majority of which is plastic. Given the environment’s turn for the worse, it is time for us to analyse our personal contribution to waste management.
The world’s first expedition in a boat made from plastic waste and flipflops is on a 14-day journey from Lamu, Kenya, to Stone town, Zanzibar. The Flipflopi-Clean Seas expedition aims to raise awareness of the dangers of single-use plastics.
Flooding seems to be an inevitable reality for Nigeria. But the risks can be minimised.
Botswana has been an unparalleled elephant conservation success story. That seems to be changing.
A research team, led by South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent, dubbed “Mauritia”, beneath the African island of Mauritius. Although the continent may be lost, it has left traces of its existence to remind us that there is more of Earth to explore
Ethiopia’s Reppie project, the first waste-to-energy plant in Africa, is expected to convert 1 400 tons of solid waste daily. The country’s president said he envisages the project providing all his people with electricity by 2025.