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Explore nature for free during Access Week 2016!

Yesterday at 09:37 AM, via CapeNature

Become a tourist in your own back yard and visit a CapeNature reserve for free! From 19 – 25 September, CapeNature provides free access to day visitors to experience the freedom of nature at any one of our nature reserves. Yes, that’s right! CapeNature is giving you FREE access to our nature reserves from 19 […]

WWF-SA brings KZN communities together to talk land

Yesterday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In a first for WWF South Africa's biodiversity stewardship work in the grasslands of South Africa, WWF and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW) brought together representatives from 10 rural communities for an environmental learning exchange.In the past decade, WWF has worked with most of these communities to establish biodiversity stewardship agreements and thus contribute to improvements in species'...

Donation helps beef up security on black rhino sites

26 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) works to increase numbers of the critically endangered black rhino by creating new breeding populations on large areas of land.The project also contributes towards the protection of rhinos on existing sites, among them significant populations such as those found in KwaZulu-Natal's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.But the cost of protecting rhinos has...

Young people must act now for a greener future, they have to act now.

25 August at 12:57 PM, via

The post Young people must act now for a greener future, they have to act now. appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Young people must act now for a greener future, they have to act now. Many people are quick to stereotype the new generation of young people. Branding them lazy, self-obsessed and simply disinterested in current affairs. And, by default, green issues. Young people must...

Oiled African Penguins Courtesy of Algoa Bay Oil Spill

25 August at 12:08 PM, via

The post Oiled African Penguins Courtesy of Algoa Bay Oil Spill appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Staff at SANCCOB’s Eastern Cape centre first started admitting oiled birds on Tuesday, 16th August. Although it is still unclear what the exact cause of the oil spill is, authorities are investigating the source of the oil. An additional support team from SANCCOB’s centre in Cape...

My happy place: Robberg Nature Reserve

25 August at 11:56 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature talks to Garden Route-based lifestyle and nature photographer Sharyn Hodges about her favourite place on earth – Robberg Nature Reserve. If you search the hashtag #Robberg on Instagram, you’ll find hundreds of photos of the World Heritage Site. But the ones that stand out usually have one thing in common – they’ve been captured […]

Responsible Fisheries Alliance urges caution over horse mackerel quota

25 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA), a partnership between environmental NGOs, WWF South Africa and BirdLife South Africa, and five major fishing companies, namely Irvin & Johnson (I&J), Oceana Group, Pioneer Fishing, Sea Harvest and Viking Fishing, is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to reconsider the recent decision to allocate an additional 8000...

Win a chance to play golf with the legendary Gary Player

25 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

World golfing legend Gary Player, also known as the Black Knight, is going green in support of WWF on 9 November 2016.The Black Knight will play a round of golf with the winners of a competition to raise funds for WWF South Africa. And he will step out in full green golfing attire for the day.Gary Player will be hosting this fundraising event in memory of his late brother and conservation icon...

Join the race for nature

22 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Run for NatureDo you want the chance to be a part of WWF's Run for Nature campaign? Well, now you can by participating in the 12km and 22km Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Run on 17 September 2016 in WWF branded gear. All funds raised will be used to help conserve the very nature you love while enjoying the rare chance of combining your two loves: sports and nature. The packages offered are:...

Deep Sea Mining – Insanity Re-Defined By Man’s Greed

18 August at 15:26 PM, via

The post Deep Sea Mining – Insanity Re-Defined By Man’s Greed appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

A Canadian mining company has a license for an insane idea that could become a planetary disaster: Deep Sea Mining.

We all know how toxic mines can devastate land-based ecosystems — imagine corporations unleashed to dig up the ocean floor for minerals, far from any scrutiny. It’s the...

Temporary contact details for CapeNature bookings

18 August at 11:38 AM, via CapeNature

The public is advised that CapeNature has instituted a temporary telephonic bookings system in response to the telephone system at our Head Office going offline. Please read below for details on how to contact us. CapeNature is currently unable to take incoming calls on our landline numbers and we have thus instituted a temporary system […]

Senior citizen discount of 30% all year!

17 August at 15:05 PM, via CapeNature

You’ve worked hard throughout your life. Now reward yourself with great discounts at CapeNature. Read on below to find out more! If you’re a South African resident in possession of a valid ID, and you’re 60 or older, you qualify for CapeNature’s senior citizen discount of 30% off all self-catering and camping facilities. The full terms and […]

Dr Helen Caldicott Talks on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament

17 August at 11:56 AM, via

The post Dr Helen Caldicott Talks on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Dr Helen Caldicott at San Francisco Public Library Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr Helen Caldicott, known as the world’s foremost anti-nuclear activist, speaks about whether nuclear disarmament is achievable. Dr Caldicott is author of The New Nuclear Danger, Nuclear Power is Not...

WWF's Graduate Interns Programme set to quadruple

12 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa's successful Graduate Interns Programme has received a substantial boost with an award of R7,9 million from the Department of Higher Education and Training's National Skills Fund – which will allow it to quadruple its intake of graduates for 2017.The Graduate Interns Programme places graduates, either with WWF-SA or one of several partner organisations. These range from local...

WWF-SA and Woolworths extend sustainable business partnership

11 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Following the success of a three-year sustainable business partnership, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) and Woolworths have announced a second partnership which will take further strides to accelerate sustainable business action through selected Woolworths' products and operations.The outcomes of the first partnership proved that the private sector and the NGO sector can...

Grit and heart on display at third annual Whale of Trail

10 August at 11:00 AM, via CapeNature

The athletes who undertook the 2016 Merrell Whale of Trail through De Hoop Nature Reserve once again proved that it’s a race with a big heart. The event was won this past weekend by Mark Winter in 5hr 39min, slicing 11 minutes off the previous course record, with Tracey Almirall leading in the ladies with a time […]

Protecting the geometric tortoise: A conservation case study

08 August at 06:00 AM, via CapeNature

The geometric tortoise is one of the most well-known critically endangered species in the Western Cape, despite the fact that the majority of the population has never seen one. This is mainly due to the efforts of CapeNature to profile the species over the past two decades, illuminating the public on the struggle to conserve […]

Taking action for a brighter future

08 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Last month's Living Planet Conference (LPC) broke away from the formality of the average conference and instead asked what YOU thought makes South Africa's future so bright.Your feedback was overwhelming and heartening. We are a country desperate for knowledge, yearning to be the change and wanting a friend to help us along this journey. This is a journey WWF would like to walk with all South...

Shop with a conscience for a brighter future

05 August at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Let's face it: We're a species obsessed with stuff. We're constantly consuming: buying, upgrading and discarding. And the rate at which we're doing it is having an impact on our pockets but also our planet. Where we shop, what we buy or order at a restaurant, how we cart our purchases around and access stores are mostly determined by convenience rather than more responsible choices – choices...

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