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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....

Marine Spatial Planning Bill 2017

14 August at 09:15 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Marine Spatial Planning Bill 2017 appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

To provide a framework for marine spatial planning in South Africa; to provide for the development of marine spatial plans; to provide for institutional arrangements for the implementation of marine spatial plans and governance of the use of the ocean by multiple sectors; and to provide for matters...

“Supposed” Fake List of Farms to be Expropriated Contains one Very Prominent Name

13 August at 16:15 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post “Supposed” Fake List of Farms to be Expropriated Contains one Very Prominent Name appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

So this morning on Twitter a number of tweets regarding Afriforum having uncovered a list of farms that the South African Government intends to Expropriate certain Farms Without Compensation caught our eye, in fact one farm name JUMPED off the page into our...

Unique “self-destructing” resin signals end of toxic plastic bags

11 August at 12:38 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Unique “self-destructing” resin signals end of toxic plastic bags appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Biodegradable, compostable plastic carrier and food bags will begin trending in South Africa before the end of the year as more shoppers turn their backs on environmentlly toxic single use plastic bags that choke marine life to death and pollute the planet. This is the...

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Sarah Niemand’s unique sour fig jam

08 August at 16:25 PM, via CapeNature

As part of the CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for Women’s Month, we interviewed Sarah Niemand who is the Managing Director of Blinkwater Cooperation. Sarah’s compelling story is one marked by resilience and hard work. CapeNature takes pride in its SMME Development Programme which empowers individuals and communities by helping small businesses to reach […]

CapeNature donates 3000 sanitary towels to Tygerberg Hospital female cancer patients

06 August at 08:12 AM, via CapeNature

August is designated as Women’s Month in South Africa.  It is perhaps appropriate then that CapeNature was able to provide assistance to the female patients at the gynaecological oncology ward of the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town by handing over 3000 sanitary towels. Having started the initiative in June, CapeNature partnered with Old Mutual, local […]

World Ranger Day 2018 – A Celebration at Stony Point

03 August at 15:49 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature marine and field rangers from the East, Central and West regions descended on the Stony Point Nature Reserve on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 for a World Ranger Day event marked by respect, recognition and celebration. As the rangers gathered in the early morning, a sense of camaraderie and easy fellowship was evident as old […]

A celebration of World Ranger Day 2018!

27 July at 16:52 PM, via CapeNature

As we near the end of July, we look forward to World Ranger Day on 31 July. On that day we acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that rangers all around the world make to safeguarding the world’s natural heritage, often at risk of injury or even death. Marine and field rangers often find themselves in […]

Possibility of El Niño looming once again for Southern Africa

25 July at 15:39 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Possibility of El Niño looming once again for Southern Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

El Niño, a Spanish word used by Peruvian anchovy fishermen that means ‘boy child’ a reference to Christ child. El Niño is the warming of ocean currents off the South American coast around December and causes below normal rain patterns and above normal temperatures in…

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Experience CapeNature through the Eyes of our Guests

24 July at 13:17 PM, via CapeNature

We recently asked a few of our guests to tell us, in their own words, why they’ve fallen in love with CapeNature reserves and how they’ve experienced the unparalleled beauty at each of these top destinations. These videos are not paid for, and depict the guests’ real and authentic experiences at CapeNature reserves. Experience the […]

CapeNature creating jobs for rural communities

16 July at 12:07 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is mandated to promote and ensure nature conservation, render services and provide facilities for research and training and generate income.  While fulfilling this mandate, the organisation further addresses the need for job opportunities and provides training and social development opportunities through the implementation of projects within the Expanded Public Works Programme...

Exciting developments at Kogelberg Nature Reserve

13 July at 09:26 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature continues to lead the way in sustainable tourism as shown by its continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for locals and internationals to enjoy and explore. A case in point is the award-winning Kogelberg Nature Reserve nestled in the Cape Floristic Kingdom of Kleinmond. The five Oudebosch mountain eco-cabins at the reserve are […]

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