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Penguin Palooza: SANCCOB and CapeNature celebrate African penguins

Yesterday at 09:52 AM, via CapeNature

On 15 October 2016, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and CapeNature hosted the first ever Penguin Palooza event at the Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay and released 10 rehabilitated African penguins back into the wild. The event was held to commemorate African Penguin Awareness Day that took […]

Are we an endangered species?

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The Earth has evolved for millions of years, which has led to diverse and complex biological communities living in balance with their environment. These diverse ecosystems provide the foundation for human health and well-being, and livelihoods.This said, the global human population has increased dramatically in the last 100 years. Mass production is the norm and our human impact on the planet...

Acid Mine Drainage | The Real Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa

Tuesday at 17:11 PM, via

The post Acid Mine Drainage | The Real Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) said in a new report released today. The 113-page report,...

Applications open for WWF's 2017 Graduate Internships for the environment

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The journey of studying is like a long and winding road, often bumpy and sometimes with stop-and-go's. Then at the end of the journey, one is celebrated and sent off into the world to find a job. Most often there is no bridge between the academic world and the working world, unless you are lucky enough to get an internship in a field that you are passionate about, and often these are either not...

Together we can protect our precious oceans

Monday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

When it comes to protecting something as big as the ocean, the only way we will ensure its protection is if there is concern for action and collaboration from all levels – from civil society speaking up about sustainable seafood and the desire for beautiful coastlines and beaches, to responsible business supply chains as well as NGO influence and strong national targets. As we reflect on...

Making greener choices for World Food Day

13 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Low carbs, no carbs, vegan or vegetarian, less sugar and low fat – the mood around food and what we're told we should and should not eat can boggle the brain.Sunday October 16 marks World Food Day. And while we often think about the complexities of food and how it affects our bodies an overlooked level of additional complexity is the interaction between the food we eat and the environment we...

Marine Month: Understanding our marine ecosystem

12 October at 14:04 PM, via CapeNature

October is national Marine Month, join CapeNature and share your commitment in protecting our natural marine resources. Whether you live at the coast or far from it, whether you eat seafood or not, everyone depends on the ocean. Did you know that a healthy ocean generates more than half of the oxygen we breathe? It’s […]

Oceans report unpacks sustainable ocean economy in South Africa

12 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

South Africa's rich and productive coastal waters support thousands of jobs and contribute millions of rand to the national economy each year, with coastal goods and services estimated to contribute 35% to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP).But our oceans are under increasing pressure and, if we want to continue to enjoy these benefits, we need to prioritise healthy and robust marine...

Guest Post: Fynbos on foot in Kogelberg

10 October at 05:00 AM, via CapeNature

In this guest post from, writer Shirley Kokot visits the Oudebosch eco-cabins at Kogelberg nature reserve during a three-day slack-packing adventure, and finds that eco, and luxury go hand in hand.  The following post was provided by and remains the intellectual property of the writer and photographer. Ever heard of the Biosphere Breaker […]

WIN prizes to the value of R1 410 with CapeNature and AfriTrail

06 October at 10:57 AM, via CapeNature

You could WIN prizes to the value of R1 410 with CapeNature and AfriTrail, just read below to find out how! You could win an AfriTrail prize bundle consisting of a Plover 0° Sleeping Bag worth R430, a 122cm folding camping table worth R800 and a storage cell worth R180! All you need to do […]

Three perfect summer getaway destinations

06 October at 08:56 AM, via CapeNature

Looking for that dream summer getaway in the Cape? It’s not too late to get a great deal on a lifestyle holiday package from CapeNature. From the West Coast to the Winelands, the Garden Route to the Karoo, there are 25 nature reserves to choose from. Here’s a taste of a few of them… Cederberg Wilderness […]

World takes bold steps to protect wildlife

04 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

With illegal and unsustainable trade endangering wildlife across the world, governments united today behind a series of tough decisions to provide greater protection to a host of threatened species and bolster efforts to tackle soaring levels of poaching and wildlife trafficking. Gathered in South Africa for the world's largest ever wildlife trade meeting – the 17th meeting of the Conference of...

CITES increases pressure on Vietnam over illegal rhino horn trade

03 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Viet Nam was left in no doubt today that it has to take urgent action to tackle the illegal rhino horn trade or face the consequences – potentially including trade sanctions under CITES. Countries gathered at the CITES CoP in South Africa adopted a series of key measures related to rhinos today, including endorsing a CITES Secretariat mission to Viet Nam. This mission will review law...

Conservation management action for iconic Cape mountain zebra

29 September at 16:26 PM, via CapeNature

Conservation management was seen in action during CapeNature’s first Cape mountain zebra capture and translocation operation that took place from the 19th to the 22nd of September 2016 in and around the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Overberg. This active conservation management action was done in an attempt to improve the resilience and growth […]

Get moving in the right direction for Transport Month

29 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

October ushers in Transport Month and with it, a need to rethink our energy mix and how we travel from A to B.This would go a long way in an effort to reducing our emissions and our impact on climate change.To do this, we need to shift from traditional modes of transport to existing low-carbon alternatives. Making use of the public transport alternatives that are available to us is the first...

Cape mountain zebra conservation success highlighted at CoP

28 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

CITES CoP17 has accepted a proposal from South Africa that Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) be downlisted conditionally from Appendix I to Appendix II.In its listing proposal, South Africa said that there was broad consensus that the downlisting of Cape mountain zebra would increase its economic value as a subspecies, which in turn would increase the size and range of this species on...

World Tourism Day: Aiming for universal access

27 September at 10:40 AM, via CapeNature

World Tourism Day takes place on 27 September, and the 2016 theme of Universal Access is pertinent as we seek to create a space for all to enjoy the beauty of the Western Cape’s nature reserves.  Traditionally, access to the more remote areas of our beautiful land has been restricted for the differently abled, but […]

Giving our rhinos a lift on World Rhino Day

27 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

This year, for World Rhino Day, we had a good story to share that stemmed from the work of our Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP).We asked you to help us spread the word by sharing our inspirational video highlighting BRREP's work and you heeded the call with vigour in giving our rhinos a lift.From the bottom of our hearts we'd like to thank you for showing your commitment and passion...

Collaboration results in Free State's first ever protected environment

27 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Months of negotiations, petitions and hundreds of letters of support have seen a long-term conservation vision realised as the first ever protected environment is declared in the Free State.In collaboration with BirdLife South Africa and the Free State government, and thanks to funding from WWF supporters and the collective output of 1,400 WWF petition signatures and 700 letters of support in...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Heritage Day (Braai Day)

23 September at 07:00 AM, via

The post Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Heritage Day (Braai Day) appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

This Heritage Day, before you pick up the matches to light the charcoal for the fire, go online at and do something that will not only help you offset your ‘Braai Day’ carbon footprint, it will kick-start a game-changing project to revitalise an impoverished …

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