Beyond the Secret Elephants is the continuing story of Gareth Patterson’s almost two decades of research into the secretive Knysna elephants. Significantly, however, it also reveals his startling discovery of a much more mysterious being than the elephants – a relict hominoid known to the indigenous forest people as the Otang.
A comprehensive and realistic look at integrating sustainability into tourism.It adopts a systems-perspective and combines theoretical and applied knowledge with a scaffolded learning approach to take a comprehensive look at practical management tools, certifications and innovation to implementing sustainable tourism.
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought, and Cape Town still faces the real possibility of running out of water entirely in the near future. This book, a "can-do" collection of more than 101 water-wise tips, is a guide to changing your relationship with water. Long-term, immediate, big, small, from the sensible to the quirky, from kitchens to bathrooms, businesses to institutions, there's something here for everyone.
Acts like:- Turning off devices instead of leaving them on standby- Buying less cotton clothing (a T-shirt needs 2,400 litres of water to make!)- Using reusable straws when possible- Turning off the tap while you brush your teethwill take only moments, but if enough people commit to them, we can make a real difference to our planet.
Populations of cities have grown at unprecedented rate, consuming ever more land, placing severe strain on the environment. This book is focused on urban nature conservation, aspects that will resonate with advisors to local government, people interested in bringing back nature to our cities and anyone with a keen interest in nature.
This book shows how the South African food system operates and how it has far-reaching and often devastating effects on land, people and poverty. This story is fundamentally about power - who has it, who doesn't, and why.
17 of the country's prominent bush experts share there knowledge about conservation and management of the Bushveld, its geology and soil, veld and plants, timber and age-old trees, survival and usage of the veld in historical times, modern-day tourism and how one goes about buying a farm here.
17 van ons land se boskundiges skryf oor die Bosveld se bewaring en bestuur, die geologie en grond, veld en plante, houtsoorte en ouderdomme van bome, oorlewing en veldgebruik in historiese tye, hedendaagse toerisme en wat dit sou behels om 'n plaas hier te koop.
The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed.
Based on extensive field research and in-depth interviews, Achieving Water Security draws conclusions for policy and practice of relevance not just for Ethiopia, but for sub-Saharan Africa more widely, linking findings with current international debates on service delivery in rural areas. Published in association with ODI.