World Wetlands Day

Today is World Wetlands Day. Today we celebrate wetlands. Today we educate the world on the significance of wetlands in our ecosystem which we are part of. Today we also seek to protect wetlands that are facing unwarranted destruction. A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water; either salty, fresh or … Continue reading World Wetlands Day

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Hall of Fame for the Pangolin (2016 Highlights)

A few years ago, not one person outside the scientific/conservation/natural world had ever heard of the pangolin up until its triumph at The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP17) recently held in South Africa. All the 8 species were … Continue reading Hall of Fame for the Pangolin (2016 Highlights)

Plains Zebra and other ungulates stand under threat

The indigenous people around the world, before they made a major decision, used to sit around and ask themselves, ‘How does this affect our people seven generations ahead?’ – Jane Goodall Recently, the Plains Zebra Equus quagga, a very common, widely distributed zebra species in Sub-Saharan Africa, became a Near Threatened species by under IUCN … Continue reading Plains Zebra and other ungulates stand under threat

Conservation and Environmentalism: Is there a difference?

A while back, I was asked whether I lean more towards conservation or environmentalism, I however also asked whether one can be both. This resulted to various descriptions and opinions on the meaning of each and why one may be inclined more of one than the other or even both. Conservation is the ethical use … Continue reading Conservation and Environmentalism: Is there a difference?