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Flying Rhinos

Dramatic film from Green renaissance about the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project where 19 of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province. A relatively new capture technique was used to airlift some of the rhinos out of difficult or inaccessible areas by helicopter.

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Hold De Beers Accountable

“Halt the sale of De Beers operations until they fix our area”, says Cape West Coast community

The imminent sale of De Beers’ diamond mining operations on the Cape West Coast must be halted until full disclosure and proper consultation with all affected parties has taken place, says the community of Hondeklipbaai. The department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is expected to make a decision on the approval of the amended environmental management programme, and the transfer of mining rights to Tranx Hex, within weeks. The community launched an awareness campaign this week, to urge DMR to postpone their decision.

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282 Crosses: Stop the Killing

On World Rhino Day the Green Renaissance team, together with a few passionate volunteers made and erected 282 wooden crosses along Sea Point promenade in Cape Town to symbolize the rhinos killed this year in South Africa.

When you have to make this many crosses you realize just how many rhinos have been killed, and walking through the crosses one fully understands the plight of our rhinos.

One rhino killed is one rhino too many.


A Heap of Energy

EPISODE 5 OF TRANSITION SA: The Johannesburg Zoo is taking their commitment to the environment to the next level and actively greening their operations – demonstrating how smart energy solutions like solar powered golf carts and bio-digestors (which turn food and animal waste into energy), can provide us with a heap of free, clean energy.

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Jane Goodall Interview and Trailer

Dr Jane Goodall is a woman who has marched for a cause her whole adult life. In this woman’s day edition of 50|50, Dr. Jane Goodall talks of her work to save chimpanzees and to empower people — young and old — to do what they can for a better world.

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Tar Sands Action/ Josh Fox

Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) gives his powerful support to the Tar Sands Action, a two week sit-in at the White House to show President Obama he has the support of the people to stand up to Big Oil. If you haven’t yet heard about this exremely destructive process of extracting fossil fuel then this video is a must see.

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Mining will Destroy Life’s Balance

Green Renaissance has just launched the second in a series of three videos, which were filmed in collaboration with the Save Mapungubwe NGO Coalition to fight against the granting of a coal mining license outside of the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site.

This video focuses on a character from the opposite side of the Limpopo River- Vanessa Bristow- who lives on a farm called Sentinel in Zimbabwe, and feels deeply connected to the land and variety of life in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.

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Astonish Me – a short film for WWF

A magical tale of adventure and discovery showcasing some of the extraordinary species recently found around the world. ‘Astonish Me’ has been created by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge to celebrate our 50th anniversary.

For more on ‘Astonish Me’ and the new species featured in the film visit:

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Rallying Call for the Future

Gaye van Hasselt is an organic farmer in Prince Albert in the Karoo, who feels strongly that pure, clean water is essential for our survival, and that fracking is not an option.
With a deep connection to the land she feels has enriched her life, and an appreciation for our vital natural ecosystems, Gaye feels that there needs to be another way to fuel our energy needs.

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Vultures Chose Me

South African vultures are in serious trouble, especially the Cape Vulture, which is critically endangered, with only 2900 breeding pairs remaining. Reasons for their decline are varied, but include problems such as pylon injuries, malicious poisonings, muti killings and insufficient food sources.

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