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Shark Spotters Programme nets Gold Innovation Award for beach tourism

Shark Spotters Cape Town

The City of Cape Town-funded Shark Spotters Programme has been awarded the Gold – Innovation Award in the Best for Beach Tourism Category at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016, held on Thursday 7 April 2016.

Shark Spotters Cape TownJudges were looking for

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Addressing Africa’s water and sanitation challenges

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Water and sanitation challenges that confront Africa are not new on the continent.

Thus, the 18th African Water Association (AfWA) International Congress and Exhibition that took place in Kenya last week (22-25 February) raised my curiosity with the theme “…

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Project Everyone – engaging the world in ensuring a sustainable future

#globalgoals and #wehaveaplan

Project Everyone is an ambitious new campaign which aims to share news and information about the global sustainable development goals with 7 billion people around the world – in just 7 days!

#globalgoals and #wehaveaplan

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Freida Pinto and Richard Curtis

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Scuba divers to help save marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean

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A new conservation campaign is reaching out to scuba divers in the Mediterranean to assist with the monitoring and identification of marine invasive species – which pose a threat to the region’s biodiversity. Scuba divers will be able to upload

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Do your cosmetics contain microplastics that threaten ocean health?

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You may not have ever heard the term ‘microplastics‘ before, but these tiny particles of plastic are contained in many cosmetic products and land up in the global oceans where they can cause harm to marine life, with

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Protecting oceans is good for the economy and the planet

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New research commissioned by WWF shows that protecting oceans is good for both the economy and the planet – yielding potential increases in jobs, resources and services. The research shows that for every dollar spent on establishing areas of marine

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Take the #BetterBagChallenge for healthy oceans

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Today is World Oceans Day which brings people together around the world in celebrating through actions towards protecting our shared oceans which connect us all.

The oceans provide us with so many goods and services that we often take for

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Technology transfer to boost sustainability of water supply and sewerage services

6th World Water Forum

The World Water Tech Investment Summit in London last month was a gathering of technology providers, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors. The goal of the Summit was to pool ideas and experiences from

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IUCN study shows critical conservation needs of Mediterranean freshwater biodiversity

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) presents alarming findings from the most comprehensive freshwater biodiversity assessment in this part of the Mediterranean region. The study aims at raising the current low profile of freshwater biodiversity conservation in the

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UNEP Launches Wastewater Video Series

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A new United Nations “Wastewater: A widespread threat and missed resource” video has been created and is being officially launched today – portraying the impacts of wastewater on coastal communities and ecosystems, and the benefits of improving

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