Linking Journalism with the Web of Life
River systems have undergone more severe changes than any other ecosystem type in recent decades, primarily due to human activities. UNESCO’s Third World Water Development Report predicts that nearly half of humanity will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030. In water scarce South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust is addressing the problem through its Healthy Rivers Programme.
The third edition of the Convention on Biological…Continue
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Oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, yet less than 1% of these critical systems are under any form of legal protection. The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) indicates that the world’s marine ecosystems are in peril. Along southern Africa’s east coast, the Dugong is one marine mammal in urgent need of protection.
If we do not…Continue
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