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Get 40% off in Winter 2016

Friday at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

Our fantastic 40% off winter promotion is happening again in 2016, and you don’t want to miss out! Yes, the rumours are true! We’re back with the 40% off accommodation promotion for winter 2016, and this year the offer extends across all our self-catering and camping options, excluding the Whale Trail and hiking trail huts. From […]

Happy 22nd birthday, South Africa

26 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF South Africa would like to wish South Africa on its 22nd democratic birthday by reflecting and celebrating 22 significant environmental successes in our country's formative years.  Happy birthday South Africa, long may our collective maturity to protect our special environmental heritage continue! In 1994, as the new democratic South Africa emerged so a bold constitution was developed in...

Learn more about the African Penguin

25 April at 10:53 AM, via CapeNature

In honour of World Penguin Day, brush up on your African Penguin knowledge with our quick article that lists five facts you may not know about everyone’s favourite flightless bird. They were once considered ‘fish’ When Bartholomew Diaz and his crew first landed in southern Africa they became the first Europeans to see African Penguins. […]

Climate deal signing opens new era for action

22 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

GLAND, Switzerland – Countries gathered at United Nations headquarters today to sign the Paris Agreement, the first global deal on climate change. The Paris Agreement includes a commitment to keep global warming to 1.5° Celsius. It is vital that countries remain focused on this goal and immediately increase their national efforts to achieve it, along with working to get the deal to enter into...

WWF position on SA government's decision not to submit a proposal to legalise international rhino horn trade

21 April at 01:00 AM, via WWF

WWF welcomes the South African government's decision not to submit a proposal requesting the legalisation of the international trade in rhino horn to the CITES CoP17 in Johannesburg in September and October 2016.We recognise the complex nature of the issue and commend the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, and the Cabinet for the robust assessment process that was undertaken prior...

WWF-Woolworths: Reflections on lessons learnt

20 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

December 2015 marked three years since WWF South Africa and retailer Woolworths embarked on a broad-based partnership aimed at furthering WWF's conservation mission. The partnership, while assisting the company's drive towards greater sustainability, was designed around WWF's priorities and programmes.This report reviews the first three years of the WWF–Woolworths partnership in an effort to...

Vote for WWF's interns this Mandela Day

20 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

People from around the world will dedicate 67 minutes of their time on 18 July to honour former president and struggle stalwart, Nelson Mandela.At WWF South Africa, it's become a tradition to use this opportunity to allow our interns to showcase their creativity by proposing their Mandela Day actions.This year though, we had so many strong ideas that we just couldn't decide so we're leaving it...

Going Beyond The Hour for climate change

19 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Earth Hour brought out many exemplary cases of South Africans taking action in their journey to becoming climate champions. During a live Twitter chat in the run up to Earth Hour – in partnership with LeadSA – one tweet was thrown up that we just couldn't overlook: The story of attorney Eugene Botha. We had to know more! This is his story: 1. What led to you selling your car?It was a few...

What's the climate got to do with the price of bread?

15 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The hardest part of payday has to be budgeting for groceries. It's nearly impossible because prices seem to rise so often. Why is it so expensive to buy the basics? We grumble about the cost of living for good reason. The cost of food really is a problem. The poorest of our country spend roughly a third of their salaries on food.So why is everything so expensive? It's simple really, the more...

Some inspiration for becoming waste-wise

15 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Hygiene The Waste Problem: Disposable razorsWhy: Non-recyclable, expensiveThe Alternative: Safety razor (they look like this) The Waste Problem: Plastic toothbrushesWhy: Non-recyclableThe Alternative: Bamboo compostable and sustainable toothbrushes (like these) The Waste Problem: Cotton ballsWhy: Cotton is very pesticide and water intensive and they are not recyclable The Alternative: Reusable...

China joins forces with SA and Mozambique against wildlife crime

14 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Two workshops hosted jointly by TRAFFIC and WWF, in collaboration with the Chinese Government and supported by the Governments of South Africa and Mozambique, have helped to raise awareness among Chinese nationals working in the two African countries of regulations protecting wildlife and to support international efforts to reduce the demand for products of threatened wildlife.The events in...

WWF-SA and CapeNature team up in search of rare flora

12 April at 08:08 AM, via CapeNature

The hunt is on! But the sights aren’t set on big game – rather, on a fascinating group of plants that are found in a unique part of our world – the Succulent Karoo. The Succulent Karoo, stretching from Namaqualand to Namibia and through the southern Karoo, is internationally recognised as a Biodiversity Hotspot because […]

Meet one of the newest black rhino residents

12 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Meet three-month-old Bongumenzi – meaning “Gratitude to the Creator”. He is the newest member of WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) in KwaZulu-Natal. This little boy was named after a local doctor and born on one of the project's first sites in northern KwaZulu-Natal. WWF's 10 BRREP sites create a safe space for this critically endangered creature to thrive. By...

New partnership for adventure tourism in the Western Cape

08 April at 10:59 AM, via CapeNature

The Travel Foundation and CapeNature are launching a new partnership in South Africa to develop adventure tourism in nature reserves in the Western Cape, in order to: increase the opportunities for local people to economically benefit from tourism increase funds for environmental conservation promote adventure tourism products in the Western Cape Salli Felton, chief executive, […]

Rocherpan: A unique West Coast gem

04 April at 06:00 AM, via CapeNature

Just two hours up the West Coast from Cape Town, Rocherpan Nature Reserve is a tiny oasis of beauty and calm that should be a must-visit for everyone. Just look at this fantastic video, put together by The Good Holiday, to see what we mean. Staying at Rocherpan Rocherpan currently has eight eco-cabins available to […]

Waste not, want not as Pikitup strikes

01 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

It's anyone's guess when the Pikitup protest will fully come to an end. And, even if it were resolved today, it will take weeks to clear the rubbish from our sidewalks and the garbage bags from our wheelie bins.People navigate through piles of trash on their way to work. Pic: Paballo Thekiso/Independent Media

 

Given this predicament, we can take the lead in finding some semblance of a solution...

10 things you may not know about your electricity

01 April at 02:00 AM, via WWF

We all know coal is really dirty – because of how it's mined and processed, and its devastating impact on climate change. It's also the bedrock of our electricity supply which has become more and more expensive.We've grown accustomed to being left languishing in the dark or huddled around candles since load-shedding was first introduced in 2008. And this is something we're reminded of every...

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve: A tranquil escape

31 March at 07:00 AM, via CapeNature

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, located in the Klein Karoo, allows visitors to experience a sense of peace and wonder that is unrivalled. The Good Holiday recently found this out and put together a fantastic video illustrating just how special the reserve is. Watch it below: From the Eco Lodges, to the camp site, stables and Ou […]

Living Planet Conference: Why SA's future is brighter than you think

31 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

South Africa is a place of extraordinary natural abundance. The Indian and Atlantic oceans that flow past our 3000km of coastline are home to 11 000 marine species and are an important source of protein and income for many; the diverse terrain of mountains, river valleys and biomes – including the Cape Floral Kingdom, Nama Karoo Kaokoveld, Savannah and Grasslands – host 10% of the world's total...

Be inspired by the month of water

22 March at 02:00 AM, via WWF

It's a difficult time for water globally, specifically for us in South Africa. Drought has affected our precious water resources and there's been a fair deal of worry and uncertainty as a result. March is celebrated as the month of water when we mark National Water Week and World Water Day and there's no reason not to feel inspired and hopeful in this time of need. We have seen such powerful...

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