Chaotic scenes played out on the road leading to the Punda Maria gate of the Kruger National Park early this week when scores of Matiyani residents littered the R524 with rocks, logs and other objects.

The protest action comes on the eve of the holiday season and at a time when tourism is battling to emerge from the devastation caused by the long months of the lockdown.

A Hong Kong-listed casino operator has announced plans to construct a 75-hectare theme park just 500 meters from Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat temple complex.

NagaCorp’s new “Angkor Lake of Wonder” theme park and resort will be built on the south side of the Angkor Archaeological Park protected area.

The Trump administration on Friday advanced its plans to cut federal regulation protections for birds despite criticisms from scientists and former federal officials that the move will likely be severely detrimental to the U.S. bird population.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday released its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed change to the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that would greatly limit federal authority to prosecute industries for practices that kill migratory birds.

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