Author: Fiona Macleod

What to do as the Mother City runs dry

There has never been a more urgent time for Cape Town to adapt or die. Yolandi Groenewald investigates the measures city authorities are taking to survive the water woes [caption id="attachment_3954"...

Oxpeckers wins more awards

A week after Oxpeckers won the coveted SAB EnviroMedia Award in October 2014, our Asian associate Hongqiao Liu won a Merit Award in the Asian Environmental Awards 2014. Liu, one...

Oxpeckers wins top media award

Judges of the prestigious SAB EnviroMedia Award describe the Oxpeckers Fellowship Project as 'South Africa's pioneering attempt to facilitate collaborative journalism on an international scale'...

Mapping the final outcome

In November 2012 Oxpeckers helped New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman to put together an article on rhino poaching in South Africa. It was published on December 31 2012, under...

77-year poaching sentence welcomed

[caption id="attachment_957" align="aligncenter" width="323"] Mandla Chauke was arrested in the Kruger National Park in 2011 after he had killed three rhino calves. Photo: Lowvelder[/caption] South African authorities welcomed the sentencing of...

Cases on the court roll

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Dawie Groenewald (right) and his wife are scheduled to appear in the North Gauteng High Court on July 21 2014. Together with eight other accused, they...

Rhinos take centre stage at Cites

discuss strategies to protect endangered species The South African rhino poaching toll has risen to 558 in 2014, it was announced at a meeting of the global wildlife trade authority Cites...

From turtle butcher to saviour

A convicted turtle poacher turned the tables on poaching statistics in Africa. Instead, he uses art and education to show how protection of endangered wildlife can provide a more...

Smiling Kruger rangers axed rhino, says tourist

[caption id="attachment_885" align="aligncenter" width="740"] One of the photos of men chopping the horn off a rhino with an axe. The men are dressed in the uniforms of South African National...

49 Kruger rhinos killed in past month

[caption id="attachment_878" align="aligncenter" width="740"] The Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing patrols provincial game reserves from the air. The unit has arrested more than 40 poachers this year, and was a runner-up in...