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Last chance to take advantage of our Winter Special

Yesterday at 05:00 AM, via CapeNature

Our famous 40% winter discount on self-catering accommodation and camping ends on 31 August, so time is running out to take advantage!  Yes, it’s true – winter is officially nearly at an end, even though it feels like it just started. But what does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ve got very little […]

And the winners of our #IAmTheFuture competition are…

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Entering was a cinch. All you had to do was post your selfies on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #IAmTheFuture and tell us what made your future so bright. We received some phenomenal entries and selecting the winners was a tough task! Below, we've listed the winners so check whether you know one of the lucky few that get to participate. For the grand prize, five of the students on this...

High resolution water data for SA

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As a result of South Africa's 2015/16 drought, the private sector is more interested in understanding its water risk and in working with others to mitigate shared risks.WWF's Water Risk Filter can help business achieve this. The global Water Risk Filter (WRF) developed in 2012, is the first tool to quantify water-related risks for all industries in all countries at a global level and is ideal...

WWF contributes to community-led initiatives this Mandela Day

Monday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

“Freedom alone is not enough without light to read at night, without time or access to water to irrigate your farm, without the ability to catch fish to feed your family.”These are the immortal words of our former president Nelson Mandela, whose life's work was celebrated this Mandela Day – Monday, 18 July. Inspired by his legacy and his commitment to social justice and human wellbeing, WWF...

Boomerang partners with WWF-SA to create a better planet for all

15 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Boomerang, channel 302 on DStv is proud to announce that they are collaborating with WWF South Africa (WWF-SA), the world's leading independent conservation body in South Africa, regarding its initiative, the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI), in a mission to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. To kick-start the collaboration, Boomerang will...

Why South Africa's water future is brighter than you think

15 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Water has dominated South Africa's headlines for all the wrong reasons as we struggle with drought, joining the world in being punished with low rainfall in a warming world.Our country has many water-related problems but there are several reasons why our future is brighter than you think.Here are just three of them:1. South Africa has all the right legislative tools already in place: We enjoy...

Find out why our future is so bright at #LPC2016

13 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In a world filled with seemingly overwhelming challenges, WWF South Africa brings you the fourth annual Living Planet Conference that will explore “Why South Africa's future is brighter than you think” and turn these perceptions on their head. Facilitated by author and media personality Eusebius McKaiser, the Conference brings together exceptional new leaders in business, politics, science,...

Meet the LPC line-up

12 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The fourth annual WWF Living Planet Conference brings together exceptional new leaders in business, politics, science, religion and the arts as they tackle some of today's big questions, the answers to which will help define a vision for a better future.Our speakers will invite inclusive participation from the public via live streaming and social media so you can participate in this inspiring...

Don't box yourself in: The advice from a WWF intern

11 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Hlengiwe Radebe was thrust from her comfort zone when she became an intern with Sustainable Energy Africa after completing her studies in Interdisciplinary Global Change Studies at Wits University.But she wouldn't change a minute of it. This is what she had to say:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this sector? I've always been passionate about helping people and the...

WWF and Zando partner up to provide fashion with a cause

08 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The WWF online shop is expanding its reach through a new partnership with SA's top online fashion retailer, Zando.Click here to shop onlineThe online store now offers customers a chance to make responsible and eco-friendly choices on branded items that are delivered right to their door. This development is a new avenue in exploring online marketing distribution channels to raise funds and...

WIN a Hi-Tec hamper worth R5000 with CapeNature!

05 July at 06:00 AM, via CapeNature

Stand the chance to win a Hi-Tec hamper worth over R5000 by entering our winter special competition! Read on to find out how! CapeNature has teamed up with Hi-Tec to offer YOU the chance to WIN a hamper worth R5000, featuring a host of great Hi-Tec gear perfect for use in our nature reserves. All […]

Uncover a bright future with WWF at the Living Planet Conference

05 July 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...

Overnight in the Hottentots Holland Mountains

04 July at 14:45 PM, via CapeNature

This is a guest post from Zoe Poulsen, the mind behind Notes from a Cape Town botanist, written about her experience in the Hottentots Holland mountains over Easter.  One of the greatest joys of Capetonian life is the ease with which one can escape the intensity of the city into pristine mountain wilderness. Just an hour […]

Window Tinting | Help save the environment

04 July at 07:41 AM, via Environment.co.za

Window Tinting | Help save the environment Did you know that your home or office can be an even greater source of air pollution than your car? Did you know that simple window tinting can greatly reduce your homes energy usage and help save the …

Boomerang partners with WWF-SA to create a better planet for us all

04 July at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Boomerang, channel 302 on DStv is collaborating with WWF South Africa and WWF-SASSI in a mission to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. To kick-start the collaboration, Boomerang will celebrate International Shark Day on 14 July 2016 at 18h40 with its most famous “shark”, as the channel will launch two brand new episodes of Zig and Sharko to carry the cause, with the...

Why Kenyan farmers are changing practices

01 July at 13:38 PM, via Environment.co.za

African agriculture is massively important to the entire world and the continent itself and Kenyan farmers are changing. The World Bank estimates that “agriculture employs 65 percent of Africa’s labor force and accounts for 32 percent of gross domestic product.” There was also recent news that “Kenyan farmers are turning away from subsistence farming with the support of the...

Nuclear Power: An Undeniable Power Source For The Future

01 July at 13:26 PM, via Environment.co.za

As world fossil fuel stores run out and governments search for suitable alternatives to coal fired power stations, nuclear power looms as one of the front runners for future electricity generation. The search for an infinite, clean, cheap power source has gone on since the discovery of electricity in the middle ages. While nuclear power is neither clean nor infinite, it is closer to it than any...

Three surprising facts about Biodiversity Crime

30 June at 09:00 AM, via CapeNature

Tackling biodiversity crime is one of the most challenging aspects of the work CapeNature does, but very little is actually known about what our Biodiversity Crime Unit (BCU) gets up to. So we sat down with Paul Gildenhuys, head of the unit, to dispel some misconceptions about their work. It’s not just rhino horn and ivory trade […]

Faith for a living planet: An intern's story

30 June at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Meet young Sinethemba Charity Cele, a WWF intern with passion and faith for a future in which humans live in harmony with nature:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this sector? Initially it was for religious reasons. I felt I needed to be a custodian and protector of the environment and over time it truly became my passion. Every morning, during my teenage years, I would...

Exploring the Overberg: Kogelberg and Stony Point

29 June at 10:46 AM, via CapeNature

Explore the Overberg with CapeNature this winter, as the land comes alive during the ‘secret season’. The fourth, and final, in our series looking at our nature reserves in the Overberg, this time focusing on Kogelberg Nature Reserve and the Stony Point penguin colony. We’ve saved the best for last in our series exploring the […]

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