In South Africa, only between 1 100 and 1 200 cheetahs remain in the wild, most free-ranging on unprotected farm lands in the northern reaches of the country. Here, the main threat to their survival is conflict with livestock and game farmers. “It’s not just conflict,” quips Cilliers. “It’s an inborn Afrikaner mentality that anything with teeth and claws is bad and should either be shot or caught and sold to someone that wants it … We’re working hand-in-hand with these farming communities to try to create a better understanding of cheetahs.” They have sent hundreds of Anatolian shepherd dogs to guard livestock and game, slashing livestock losses by between 97% to 100%. “The project is so successful that we’ve got a three-year waiting list of close to 70 farmers.” Their work is recording significant conservation gains. “We are now picking up cheetahs in areas where they have not been seen for quite a while.” Urgent plan needed for declining dolphins Too few people know about the plight of the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin — the first and only endangered marine mammal resident in South Africa’s waters — says Stephanie Plön, associate professor at the department of pathology at Stellenbosch University. Fewer than 500 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins remain in South Africa’s waters. Plön is part of the SouSA Consortium, a collaborative network of 17 local marine mammal scientists. Shark nets in KwaZulu-Natal, noise pollution, chemical pollution and habitat degradation from port development are some of the factors driving declines. “Of course, there’s overfishing and climate change, which will have an effect on their prey,” says Plön. Science alone won’t bring them back from the brink. “The concern is with only about 500 animals left in South Africa’s waters, it will just be another case of documenting a species going extinct.” The consortium is calling for a multi-stakeholder conservation management plan to boost their numbers. Solving the mysteries of the riverine rabbit Studying one of the rarest mammals on Earth is a “bit like playing detective”, says the EWT’s Matthew. “The fact that there’s so little known about them means it’s like solving a mystery when you do research on the riverine rabbits . Anything that you find out benefits the conservation of the species.” Endemic to the arid Karoo, the northern population of the critically endangered rabbit was first documented in the Nama Karoo in 1901; the southern population was recorded in the Succulent Karoo more than a century later while a third eastern population was discovered in the Western Cape in December 2018. Two-thirds of its riparian habitat has been destroyed by agricultural activities, while predation by domestic dogs, flooding, global climate change, fire, disease and road kills are other threats. Inbreeding, too, is another concern because of low population numbers. Matthew, who has trained conservation dogs to help detect the rabbits by scent, is hopeful about their prospects. “Even though habitat is still being lost, no one knows how many there are and they might still be discovered in another couple of years, somewhere else.” The EWT also uses camera traps to search for the rabbits and now plans to get a collaring programme under way for all three populations to better understand their behaviour. “They amaze us … because they still pop up in places that we don’t expect or do something that we don’t expect, which keeps us on our toes.” Saving the Knysna seahorse, a ‘national treasure’ Small, delicate and found nowhere else on Earth, the Knysna seahorse was the first seahorse species to be classified as endangered in the world — and is one of two endangered seahorse species on the planet. It can only be found in the Knysna, Keurbooms and Swartvlei estuaries, where it glides through submerged vegetation such as eelgrass. Recent research has found that it inhabits artificial habitats such as mesh mattresses, says Louw Claassens, the former director of the Knysna Basin Project , which works to protect the rare species. “The major threat to the Knysna seahorse is adverse impacts from habitat alteration and loss. “This species occurs exclusively in estuaries, which are heavily used systems.” The increased discharge of nutrient-rich wastewater , which can cause eutrophication and result in nuisance algal blooms, is a big concern. “These blooms can smother natural habitats and lead to habitat loss. Without suitable habitat, the Knysna seahorse will not be able to occur and habitat loss can have a major impact on seahorse populations. Thanks for enjoying the Mail & Guardian, we’re proud of our 36 year history, throughout which we have delivered to readers the most important, unbiased stories in South Africa.https://mg.co.za/environment/2021-09-24-environmentalists-are-trying-to-save-south-africas-obscure-endangered-species/
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“I don't know anyone that's thinking that this is not going to lead to what we think.” Fulton and neighboring Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb counties played key roles in turning the longtime red state into one of the most competitive battlegrounds in the nation. In a state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1996, those four counties combined netted Joe Biden a 625,000 vote margin over Donald Trump, enough to offset Trump’s rural performance in Georgia. That metro Atlanta coalition of Black, Latino and Asian voters also fueled the success of Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose campaigns ginned up historic turnout in the region during both the November general election and January 2021 runoffs. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) on Capitol Hill July 15, 2021. | Francis Chung/E&E News / Francis Chung/E&E News “Hanging over our heads, we're thinking, ‘Big Brother's watching,‘” said Jacquelyn Bettadapur, chair of the Cobb County Democratic party. “If [Republicans] don't like what they see, are they gonna roll into town and want to do a performance review?” Republicans have largely dismissed Democratic concerns as overblown. Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller, who is running for lieutenant governor, said that his statehouse colleagues have not yet made plans to establish election review panels in the counties around metro Atlanta. “We will get to those counties as time comes, if that's appropriate, but we're not going after [them],” Miller, who co-sponsored the legislation, said. “There's no, quote, hit list, unquote. We're just trying to take care of the business at hand.” The Fulton County review was initiated after Republican lawmakers sent two letters to the state elections board last month, citing long lines, administrative issues and late distribution of absentee ballots during the 2018 and 2020 elections. It’s true that there is a high bar to taking over a county’s election board. While creating a review panel requires little more than a letter to the state elections board from at least one representative and one senator who represent an individual county, the process of disbanding a county election board is cumbersome. It requires the review panel to find and document a breach of election law or multiple instances of wrongdoing over the last two years of elections before the state election board decides whether or not to vote to disband the county board. The wrongdoing is defined as “demonstrated malfeasance or gross negligence.” Democrats, however, point to the partisan backdrop behind these efforts, which come after Trump pressured state elections officials to “find” 12,000 nonexistent votes in Fulton County in 2020. An independent elections monitor had already found no evidence of fraud in the county.https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/02/georgia-democrats-election-gambit-508681
She said the underlying warming trend could be tracked through carbon dioxide concentration, which had increased in New Zealand from 320 parts per million 50 years ago to about 412 parts per million today. Fedaeff said snowfall at lower elevations was well below average this winter as it was often replaced with rain, which could make for lower river levels later in the year because there would be less snowmelt. That could impact irrigation for farms, she said. There were also more extreme weather events, Fedaeff said, including severe flooding in some places and dry spells in others. Prof James Renwick, a climate scientist at the Victoria University of Wellington, said that in the short term at least, some New Zealand farmers with cow or sheep herds might benefit from a longer grass-growing season. But he said the changes were also putting pressure on natural ecosystems and that over time more species would face extinction. It was imperative for humans to slow the rate of greenhouse gas emissions, he said. “If we don’t get on top of warming soon, there is going to be grief for large sections of the world.” Renwick said New Zealand had talked a lot about climate change but had so far done little to curb its emissions . But he said there were now good government policies in place, including a pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2050.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/06/new-zealand-records-its-warmest-ever-winter-with-average-temperature-of-98c