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Access Week 2018 is in Full Swing!

18 September at 21:05 PM, via CapeNature

September is Heritage Month in South Africa and, to celebrate, CapeNature is once again providing free access to all of our reserves to day visitors from 17-24 September. We asked you to share your pics on social media as you venture into the great outdoors with friends and family and the response has been great. […]

Access Week 2018 – My Nature, My Heritage

10 September at 16:39 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to announce that access to all CapeNature reserves will be free from 17 – 24 September 2018 during Heritage month. Heritage has been defined as “that which we inherit: the sum total of wild life and scenic parks, sites of scientific or historical importance, national monuments, historic buildings, works of art, literature […]

Gauteng Conservation Plan – Planning for Biodiversity

03 September at 15:26 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Gauteng Conservation Plan – Planning for Biodiversity appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Gauteng Nature Conservation (hereafter Conservation), a component of the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) produced the Gauteng Conservation Plan Version 3 (CPlan 3) in December 2010. The conservation plan was edited on three occasions since then: C-Plan...

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Nosicelo Luhabe

31 August at 14:10 PM, via CapeNature

“I want to thank CapeNature for giving us this opportunity, it means a lot to us and it really opens doors for us”, these are the words uttered by Nosicelo Luhabe after receiving her certificate for her tremendous work as a Pupil Field Ranger under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). During the month of […]

How freshwater fish are affected by drought conditions

24 August at 15:47 PM, via CapeNature

We’ve all seen the pictures showing the effects of drought – parched landscape, with sun-baked, cracked topsoil but what about the effect that the warmer climate has on freshwater fish in rivers and streams? Dean Impson, CapeNature scientist takes up the story. Most South Africans know that Cape Town and surrounds are in the midst […]

Celebrating Women in Conservation – Lucille Ross

24 August at 14:35 PM, via CapeNature

August is Women’s Month, and we’re celebrating remarkable women in conservation.  Today the spotlight is on Lucille Ross, Assistant Biodiversity Compliance Officer at CapeNature’s Biodiversity Crime Unit. CapeNature’s Biodiversity Crime Unit combats the illegal trading of animals and plants in the Western Cape. The unit also provides the public with advice and information on various issues […]

2018 Merrell Whale of Trail: record-breaking times, record-breaking numbers of whales!

23 August at 13:33 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is proud to a partner and sponsor for the 2018 Merrell Whale of Trail event, which is held at the De Hoop Nature Reserve and follows the iconic five-day whale trail hiking route at the reserve. Astonishingly, the ultra runners complete all 53km including a total elevation of 1900m in just one day, through […]

Tidal Power is Really Creating Waves and Here’s How

22 August at 10:58 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Tidal Power is Really Creating Waves and Here’s How appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

As advocates for clean and renewable energy sources we have always pushed for more investment around the globe into these technologies and one that always caught our interest was tidal power technology. The Ocean never stops moving, not for one second so why not harness and embrace this...

A Whale of a Weekend at De Hoop Nature Reserve

22 August at 09:24 AM, via CapeNature

When southern right whales visit the waters off the southern Cape coast during June and December every year they’re being watched – very carefully. So carefully in fact, that the research conducted represents one of the longest continuous studies of any marine mammal in the world. Aerial photo-identification surveys of the whales have been conducted […]

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Helene van der Westhuyzen

21 August at 11:53 AM, via CapeNature

Meet Helene van der Westhuyzen, Conservation Services Manager at CapeNature. We spoke to her as part of our women in conservation series for August (Women’s Month). Nature conservation officials are the heartbeat of an entity like CapeNature and they deal with a range of responsibilities, including resolving conflict between humans and wildlife, promoting environmental awareness, […]

Is Africa’s offshore wind power industry starting to blow a gale?

18 August at 16:41 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Is Africa’s offshore wind power industry starting to blow a gale? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Africa’s wind power programme has been quietly building capacity since 2010, with some significant recent developments and expansions to its (relatively small, but growing) network of onshore farms.

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Celebrating Women in Conservation: CapeNature’s Ntombizanele Mapasa

17 August at 12:45 PM, via CapeNature

As part of CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for the month of August (Women’s Month in South Africa), we interviewed Ntombizanele Mapasa from the People and Conservation Department. Not long after she started her journey at CapeNature in 2014 as an intern, Ntombizanele knew she was here to stay!  She worked her way from […]

Women’s Month: Monique Ruthenberg shares her story

16 August at 15:32 PM, via CapeNature

August is Women’s Month and we’ve been sharing the stories of some of the special women who work for, and with, CapeNature creating jobs, protecting endangered fauna and flora and conserving our natural heritage for future generations. Meet Monique Ruthenberg, Conservation Manager at CapeNature’s Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, about 90km south-east of Cape Town. Monique manages […]

South African Strategy for the Biosphere Reserve Programme (2016 – 2020)

14 August at 14:41 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post South African Strategy for the Biosphere Reserve Programme (2016 – 2020) appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

This South African Strategy for the Biosphere Reserve Programme (2016-2020) (the Strategy) has been developed through an extensive consultative, participatory and collaborative process with key Biosphere Reserve Programme role-players and stakeholders in South...

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2025

14 August at 12:47 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2025 appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

South Africa is proud to present its second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for the period 2015-2025. The revision of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan indicates South Africa’s commitment in aligning its priorities with the emerging issues and...

Public participation guidelines NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

14 August at 11:20 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Public participation guidelines NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

This guideline is a revised version of the Public Participation guideline that was published in 2010. It provides information and guidance for proponents or applicants, RI&APs, competent authorities and EAPs on the PP requirements of the Act. It further...

African rhino conservation plan

14 August at 09:58 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post African rhino conservation plan appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The plan has a similar structure to a number of existing national plans long term setting out a long term Continental Vision with a Life of Plan Goal Target, and then identifying the Key Components necessary to achieve the Goal target and in so doing make progress towards achieving the long term Vision....

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