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African penguins are endangered.
NGOs applaud the principle of partial fishing closures, but African penguins urgently need more

In a joint statement, WWF South Africa, BirdLife South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust and SANCCOB weigh in on the latest measures to save the ...

28 Sep 2022
WWF is working on wool and biodiversity projects.
Biodiversity and fashion – what’s wool got to do with it?

Wool has the potential to be a long-lasting and low footprint material in fashion, but that depends on how farmers produce the wool and manage their ...

27 Sep 2022
A white rhino cow with her calf.
Putting rhinos back on the radar

New analysis shows serious transnational organised criminal involvement in rhino horn trafficking and calls for urgent action from law enforcement ...

22 Sep 2022
The YCC podcast is aimed at young climate activists.
New climate podcast for the youth

The new YCC podcast series focuses on young people and climate issues in South Africa.

20 Sep 2022
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WWF black rhino work is paying off

​In World Rhino Month, there’s positive news for the critically endangered black rhino.

16 Sep 2022
WWF-SASSI Retailer Report 2022
Consumers expect retailers to help them source sustainable seafoods

Latest seafood report shows that the onus is on retailers to help consumers source more sustainably harvested seafoods.

06 Sep 2022
White rhinos
Specialist group releases latest African rhino numbers

Updated information on rhino populations showing that threats to African rhinos from transnational crime networks remain high.

22 Aug 2022
An African elephant in the Kruger National Park in South Africa
Meet the environmental monitors looking after people and wildlife

This World Elephant Day, we celebrate the Kruger National Park Fence Environmental Monitors who keep people and wildlife safe.

12 Aug 2022
South Africa is grappling with an energy crisis.
WWF South Africa reacts to the presidential energy crisis plan

WWF welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the energy crisis plan.

27 Jul 2022
Circular economies are good for both the environment and people.
The economic case for a circular plastics economy in Africa

An economic modelling study of three African countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and South Africa – shows that a shift towards a circular plastics ...

14 Jul 2022
The Living Planet Award winners 2019 are Sissie Matela and Nicky McLeod from Environmental and Rural Solutions
Twenty years of putting rural communities first

Environmental and Rural Solutions (ERS), based in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. ERS is a long-time partner ...

29 Jun 2022
Youth Climate Champions launch as part of the CAAP project
Call for participants in a Youth Climate Champions Bootcamp

Apply now to participate in a climate bootcamp aimed at fast-tracking young people who want to have a meaningful voice in climate action.

28 Jun 2022