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Rooftop solar panels are part of the solution to the energy crisis.
South Africa needs a coherent approach to the energy crisis

In response to the State of the Nation Address on 9 February 2023, WWF believes there is an urgent need for a more coherent approach to energy ...

10 Feb 2023
Rhinos were targeted in KZN in 2022.
WWF welcomes transparency on rhino poaching numbers

Transparency and regular communication about rhino numbers and rhino poaching are vital to understand the threats to our rhinos and the best ...

06 Feb 2023
Flamingos flying over Soetendalsvlei at Agulhas National Park.
World Wetlands Day 2023: Celebrating the expansion of the Agulhas National Park

On World Wetlands Day (2 February 2023), we celebrate the incorporation of a significant wetland into the Agulhas National Park at the southern tip ...

31 Jan 2023
The Golden Fleece Nature Reserve was declared in 2022.
Golden Fleece Nature Reserve a cause for celebration

The Rawlins family, who live in the Cedarville flats area near Matatiele in the Eastern Cape grasslands, have a reason to celebrate with the recent ...

30 Jan 2023
The Cape Town reclaimer project included meetings between ARO, City of Cape Town and key stakeholders, as well as WWF and a few of Cape Town’s reclaimers. ARO held face-to-face discussions with reclaimers in the communities of Ashton, Capricorn, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Makhaza, Mitchells Plain, Philippi, Pinelands and Tafelsig.
Good strides to support the unity of Cape Town’s informal reclaimers

2022 has been a formative year for the betterment of both the well-being and livelihoods of hundreds of Cape Town’s reclaimers towards being ...

19 Dec 2022
As the United Nations biodiversity conference (known as COP15) convenes in Montreal this month, we will be watching closely.
What we are hoping will come out of COP15

As the United Nations biodiversity conference (known as COP15) convenes in Montreal this month, we will be watching closely.

02 Dec 2022
Biodiversity at the forefront at COP15
Chance to secure Paris-style agreement for nature at COP15

WWF is urging world leaders to secure an ambitious global agreement to save our life support systems at the COP15 UN biodiversity conference in ...

29 Nov 2022
The Responsible Fisheries Alliance renews its five-year commitment.
Responsible Fisheries Alliance renews its commitment for five years

The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) is a group of like-minded organisations working together to underpin healthy marine ecosystems in southern ...

21 Nov 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where COP27 played out.
The world cannot afford to have another COP like this one

WWF argues that climate ambition has not advanced since COP26. The world cannot afford to have another COP like this one, that fails to increase ...

20 Nov 2022
Nkosi Mabaso delivers his acceptance speech at the LPA 2022
Rural KZN community among the winners of WWF’s Living Planet Award

A rural land restitution community in KwaZulu-Natal, a visionary neurosurgeon-turned-farmer and a climate business leader are the winners of this ...

11 Nov 2022
An informal waste reclaimer carries plastic chairs and bags filled with recyclable plastic bottles to sell at a buyback centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
Reclaimers have a role to play in the shift to a circular economy

Over the past year, WWF has been engaging with reclaimers who have valuable lessons to share.

07 Nov 2022
Bioblitz participant in the grasslands national park project area
Grasslands park project bioblitz turns up many new species

A biological survey of a part of the Eastern Cape Drakensberg that has been earmarked for the establishment of a new grasslands national park has ...

01 Nov 2022