The headlines, taken collectively or individually, can be discouraging at best.


The TreadRight Foundation is working to protect animals and communities around the world by funding dozens of sustainable travel initiatives. (photo courtesy of Kenya Tourism Board)

A baby elephant in India set on fire by local villagers.…

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International Relations and Cooperation's Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has described the launch of the Indian Research Expedition Programme as a giant step to open up job opportunities for the youth of South Africa and other member states.  The launch took place aboard the SA Agulhas at the Durban harbour.…

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Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened the wind farm on Wednesday, October 18. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located…

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David Attenborough vividly remembers, nearly 80 years on, his first encounter with one of the worst scourges of the planet. He was a schoolboy. “I remember my headmaster, who was also my science master, saying: ‘Boys, we’ve entered a new era! We’ve entered, we’ll be proud to say,…

Read more: David Attenborough on the scourge of the oceans: 'I remember being told plastic doesn't decay, it's wonderful'

The world’s oceans are at last receiving the attention they deserve, as the scale of plastic pollution is finally becoming clear, the Prince of Wales has said, hailing this growing awareness as the first step to saving the marine environment. Prince Charles said it had taken years for…

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Areas around Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Assumption Atoll have been drafted as zone one areas — high marine biodiversity protection areas - under the Seychelles’ Marine Spatial Plan phase one presented on Friday. Discussions involving the management of the…

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