A small group of people are gathering with spades, buckets and plants at a local wetland on a sunny autumn morning in Cape Town, South Africa. They're here to help replant indigenous fynbos in an area that has suffered severe degradation over hundreds of years of exploitation and urban encroachment, writes Melissa Britz for allAfrica.com.
Fighting for Biodiversity, One Plant At A Time
allAfrica, 27 May 2019
A small group of people are gathering with spades, buckets and plants at a local wetlands on a sunny autumn morning in Cape Town, South Africa. They're here to help the Princess… Read more »
'We Need Development That is Good for People AND Good for the Planet'
allAfrica's Melissa Britz spoke with an expert on the state of our planet's biodiversity and what we can do about it. Belinda Reyers, is a Professor of Sustainability Science at… Read more »
Financial Incentives Could Spur Cities and Land Owners to Protect Wetlands
The Conversation Africa, 5 June 2019
New York City processes about 1 billion gallons of water every day. To do so, it doesn't rely on water filtration plants alone. It also depends on the natural filtration capacity… Read more »
Princess Vlei, a wetlands in Cape Town.
Plant conservationist Alex Lansdowne explains to the volunteers how and where plants should be placed.
Social ecologist Denisha Anand works as the conservation manager for the Princess Vlei Forum.
What You Need to Know About the Threats to Life on Our Planet
allAfrica, 8 May 2019
Humans are putting the survival of a million species on the line. Read more »
Planet's 'Unprecedented' Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'
UNEP, 6 May 2019
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now… Read more »
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Princess Vlei is a wetlands in Cape Town that has been degraded due to urban encroachment and insufficient resources to ensure its protection. see more »
Yes, we know that the bad news about what people have done to the planet can be pretty overwhelming but we, governments and corporations need to sit up, take note Read more »
Surging consumption of natural resources - 92 billion tonnes in 2017 - accounts for half of the world's planet-heating greenhouse gas emissions and over 90% of the world's ... Read more »
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