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Pangolin. Picture: AFP

Asian pangolins, the world’s most wanted mammals, get better protection at CITES

Countries at COP17 voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning all international trade in the animals hunted for their meat and scales

Liberation means death for Buddy the jackass penguin

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Buddy the jackass penguin was set free by students at a Port Elizabeth beach in a protest against animal captivity — now he faces death as he cannot survive in the wild

Namibia fails to stop vote on ivory sale ban

A herd of elephants in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO

Namibia and Zimbabwe put forward proposals that would allow the trade of their domestic ivory

New technique extracts value from industrial ponds

UCT engineering and built environment dean Alison Lewis has developed a technique for extracting water and salts from brine ponds. Picture: SUPPLIED

A UCT academic brings the holy grail of industrial waste management to industry: converting toxic ponds into potable water and salts, writes Tamar Kahn

The trouble with using markets and militarisation to fight wildlife threats

Rhino horn. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT

The only surefire strategy to stop commercial poaching for ivory and rhino horns is to drastically reduce demand, write Libby Lunstrum and Patrick Bond


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