Colobus Conservation, restoring Kenya’s coasts to protect monkeys

Colobus Conservation, restoring Kenya’s coasts to protect monkeys

The rare Angolan black and white colobus monkey lives high in the trees and hardly ever comes down to the ground. It is a leaf eater and the forest is essential to its survival. On the southern coast of Kenya, where the coral rag forests which are extremely rich in biodiversity have slowly been disappearing in favour of

Nelson Mandela. The best, most provocative and inspiring quotes

Nelson Mandela. The best, most provocative and inspiring quotes

1. From Nelson Mandela‘s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom (1995) 2. After spending 27 years in prison 3. At a speech in London’s Trafalgar Square on the 3rd of February 2005  4. Universal freedom can’t coexist with inequality 5. Critical of the United States, which he called a threat to peace 6. Nelson Mandela spent time

What is happening in South Sudan, five years after independence

What is happening in South Sudan, five years after independence

The 5th anniversary since independence, obtained with 98.83 per cent of votes in a referendum held on 9 July 2011 after years of war with Sudan, was supposed to be one of celebration. Instead, the African state of South Sudan is having a terrible week. Hundreds of people, both soldiers and civilians, have died in clashes between rival armed

Elephants risk vanishing from Tanzania’s largest game reserve

Elephants risk vanishing from Tanzania’s largest game reserve

Elephants could vanish from Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve within the next six years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned. Saving Selous: what’s at stake The only site in southern Tanzania to have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its exceptional natural significance, Selous is one of the world’s largest game reserves. Up until the

South African solar plant set to bring energy to thousands

South African solar plant set to bring energy to thousands

275,000 photovoltaic modules connected by 990 kilometres of cables. The logistics behind coordinating such a project are tremendous. The Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV project will, once completed, cover an area approximately equal to 125 football or rugby fields. The plant, which is being constructed by US company Sonnedix in the Northern Free State area of Prieska, will have a capacity

Niger Delta, the oil spill clean-up has started. It will take 30 years

Niger Delta, the oil spill clean-up has started. It will take 30 years

After decades of legal battles, the government of Nigeria announced the launch of a huge clean-up plan in the Niger Delta, which was once destroyed by oil drilling activities. It’s an unprecedented operation that will take 25 to 30 years to be completed and will have an estimated cost of a billion dollars. The victory comes 20 years

South Africa lifts its ban on rhino horn trade

South Africa lifts its ban on rhino horn trade

South Africa just made a controversial decision. Some say it’s a step backwards in the protection of one of the world’s most charismatic and threatened animals, the rhino, while others say it’s a necessary measure. South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has legalised domestic rhino horn trade, lifting a ban established in 2009 and rejecting an