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The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines activism as 'a policy of vigorous action in a cause, especially in politics.' The opposite of active is passive or inactive. But as far as environmental protection is concerned, just what does activism entail?

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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Biodiversity & the Sixth Extinction

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‘For each of the Big Five [extinctions] there are theories of what caused them, some are compelling, but none proven. For the sixth extinction, however, we do know the culprit. We are.’ – Leakey & Lewin (1995)

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that was signed in Washington, DC on 3 March 1973, and came into force in 1975 after the 10th ratification.

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Endangered & Threatened Species

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Red Data Books and Lists are IUCN (World Conservation Union), Species Survival Commission (SSC) products and were initiated in 1963 by Sir Peter Scott as a means of preventing extinction through an easily understood method of identifying, documen

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A natural part of the evolutionary process is extinction, where species disappear owing to changes in their living conditions, which they are unable to survive. In recent times, however, the rate of extinction has increased dramatically as a result o

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Game Farming

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Game farming is a method of farming that uses wildlife species as livestock instead of domesticated animals. The wildlife species are better adapted to the veld and other conditions, cause less damage and are less affected by disease and illness.

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Hunting & Related Issues

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Wild living resources have many cultural, ethical, ecological, and economic values, which can provide incentives for conservation.

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