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1-10 of 57 for the Category : Conservation and the Subcategory : Biodiversity


( Article Type: Explanation )

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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African Environmental Tradition

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

Respected friends, when most people talk about the extinction of wildlife as well as plant life on this planet of ours, they tend to make the mistake of talking about something, which happened in the remote past.

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Alien Invasive Plants in South Africa

( Article Type: Explanation )

In South Africa 198 plant species have been declared weeds and invaders. These plants are termed ‘invaders’ because they spread and displace the indigenous plants. The question then is ‘Why are invasive alien plants such a problem?’

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( Article Type: Explanation )

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

( Article Type: Overview )

‘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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( Article Type: Explanation )

Bioremediation is the application of a biological treatment (mainly microbes) to clean hazardous contaminants in soil and surface or subsurface waters. These microorganisms can transform contaminants into less harmful forms.

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Biosphere Reserves / Regions

( Article Type: Explanation )

A Biosphere reserve is an area that has been designated by the UNESCO (United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to demonstrate innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature.

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Cape Floral Kingdom

( Article Type: Explanation )

On the southwestern tip of Africa is the smallest of the six floral ‘kingdoms’, the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is the only one in the world contained within a single national boundary, and is the richest in that it has the most species, and even the

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Cape Floristic Region

( Article Type: Opinion )

The Cape Floristic Region, sometimes also called the Cape Floral Kingdom and corresponding to the fynbos biome, covers nearly 90 000 km2.

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Deep Ecology

( Article Type: Explanation )

The Deep Ecology worldview asks that we do some deep thinking about who we are and what our role is on the planet. The term was coined by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess in 1972 and defines an ecocentric environmental worldview.

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