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Explore champion wine farms with WWF's new app

06 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Our Conservation Champion wine farmers, a group of committed landowners, are lauded for their commitment to sustainable land and water use practices in providing green wine.The Champion Wine Farm Guide is a GPS-enabled digital collection of our 38 champion wine farms offering information on a variety of activities as well as a glance into their conservation journeys. It also provides special...

HAPPY FEET at Stony Point Nature Reserve!

03 November at 09:38 AM, via CapeNature

Hundreds of locals and volunteers gathered on Saturday, 28 October at Stony Point nature reserve for a cheerful send off of our friendly feathered friends; the African Penguin. If you weren’t there, you certainly missed out. Don’t despair; we’ve got the captivating run down of events for you… CapeNature and The Southern African Foundation for […]

Test your knowledge with our black rhino quiz

02 November at 02:00 AM, via WWF

This week you've had a front row seat to WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project's 11th #rhinorelease. Take our quiz to test how much you know about this iconic species!

Wild Card rates for 2017-2018

31 October at 23:02 PM, via CapeNature

The new Wild Card rates for 2017-2018 come into effect from Wednesday 1 November 2017 and CapeNature has all the information you need to stay informed about the changes. Please note the new rates are applicable from 1 November 2017 until 31 October 2018. Wild Card rates will increase by 8%. For example, a standard Wild […]

YFM supporters inspired to ride share in the #WWFcarpooljam

31 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In collaboration with YFM, we challenged the Gauteng youth radio station's supporters to enter the #WWFcarpooljam competition.The competition, which kicked off on 15 October, in the middle of Transport Month, was designed to inspire motorists to think differently about how they get from A to B and consider more environmentally friendly modes of transport.Entering the competition was easy: tweet...

Meet the WWF-SASSI Trailblazers of 2017

24 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Seven South African chefs have been named Trailblazers in the 2017 WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Awards held at Harbour House in the V&A Waterfront on Monday 23 October 2017.They are:

Philip Alcock (SeaBreeze Fish & Shell, Cape Town)Robert Giljam (Societi Bistro, Cape Town)Julie Carter (Ocean Jewels, Cape Town)Giles Edwards (La Tete, Cape Town)Massimo Orione (Massimo's, Cape Town)John McArdle (The Big...

CapeNature launches self-service permits portal

20 October at 12:34 PM, via CapeNature

  CapeNature is pleased to announce the launch of the online self-service permits portal. In this post, we will guide you through the process of registering for the self-service portal, uploading an application form and tracking the status of your enquiry.     The infographic above shows the process that a user would follow to […]

Picture blog: Coming full circle – From capture to release

19 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Being charged by two frustrated black rhinos while WWF CEO Dr Morné du Plessis yells at me to hold on, a drowsy rhino dragging a dozen grown men through the bush before finally being calmed, another two embroiled in a kerfuffle before chasing off a white rhino (twice its size!) that happened upon the site – the first few hours of my day.In contrast to their capture, today is a blazer with...

New landmark for black rhino project

19 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town, South Africa (20 October 2017). WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has successfully moved its 11th population of this critically endangered species to a new location where it is hoped the animals will breed quickly and bolster their numbers.In this most recent move, 14 rhinos captured in parks in KwaZulu-Natal were released onto a new reserve at an undisclosed location...

Blog: From the frontline of black rhino conservation

18 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

By Melissa du PreezAs I write this, I'm overlooking the hilly landscape of one of WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) sites in KwaZulu-Natal on a Sunday afternoon. A blistering cold front has swept the province and my colleagues and I have been waiting four hours for the heads-up that rangers have found the final of three black rhinos to be captured and relocated in the hope that...

Support WWF without spending a cent

17 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In these tough economic times, it's hard work balancing the budget, let alone finding spare cash to spend on yourself or support a cause that's close to your heart.This is why WWF values every supporter's contribution – no matter how big or small.WWF is one of the beneficiaries of the MyPlanet programme. And this month, when MySchool, MyPlanet, MyVillage celebrates its 20th anniversary, they're...

Blog: How to feed our nation

16 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

My earliest memory of hunger is not my own but my mother's. I have my own often complicated relationship with food but I am, undeniably, a sweet summer child, born to plenty and warmth. My mother was not. My mother's family lived in dusty little town called Klipgat, in the now North West Province. It was there, as a little girl, that she experienced the hungriest time of her life. She told me...

Hidden Gem in the Klein Karoo – Anysberg Nature Reserve

13 October at 08:57 AM, via CapeNature

This summer we invite you to explore, conserve and experience Anysberg Nature Reserve. Located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, off the beaten track near Ladismith, this picturesque nature reserve is renowned for its wide variety of outdoor activities and adventures. Kick back in the shade outside your cottage, with a book and a […]

Open Streets, open minds this Transport Month

13 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

How will you #WalkTheTalk during Transport Month? This is what we asked our supporters at the beginning of October, as we launched the month at the Open Streets Day in Cape Town.On a perfectly warm and festive Sunday, participants at Open Streets ditched their cars and travelled into the city on everything from bicycles, unicycles, skateboards to buses, taxis, trains and even – yes – their...

Blog: “Why join the navy, when you can be a pirate!”

06 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

When I heard Steve Jobs utter these words, it felt like he had been voyeuristically watching my life. I grew up in a typical small Indian town in Pretoria in the 80's and 90's. Our town lay in a valley surrounded by veld.  In this veld was a menagerie of animals, from wild hare and rabbits, to monitor lizards (often called “likkewaan”), snakes and a myriad of birds and bugs.  I would spend...

Conserve. Explore. Experience… this summer

05 October at 15:20 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature invites you to #PutDownYourMarker this summer at any of our 25 pristine nature reserves! A world of adventure awaits so get ready to go hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, 4×4 trails, horse riding, swimming, and so much more. Whether you love to rough it or prefer to stay in comfort, CapeNature reserves offer the […]

Planting seeds for a water-secure future

04 October at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Recent figures show that the total estimate of national water lost to alien invasive plants equals 1.4 trillion litres – the equivalent to the holding capacity of three Theewaterskloof dams – which makes a community-based catchment clearance and replanting project in the Riviersonderend area all the more relevant.It's a simple matter of out with the bad and in with the good for Juliana November...

We're moving on up

29 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

It's true, we all live busy lives. And whether it's for work or for play, we're constantly on the go and in South Africa, we're addicted to cars; transport with the highest carbon footprint. Here are some environment and rand friendly ways to get going instead this Transport Month.Those feet were meant for walking…Explore the joy of walking a little bit everyday – it's healthy, energising and...

Walk the talk with WWF at Open Streets

27 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

It's confirmed: WWF South Africa will be participating in the next Open Streets event in Cape Town on Sunday, 1 October. One of those panda people is Eitan Prince, who has attended a few Open Streets events in his time. For him, Open Streets is more than an event; it's an experience that inspires everyone to think differently.Disclosure: I live in a city. I own a car. It's also my main mode of...

Blog: 6 reasons why wild rhinos (and the people looking after them) matter

21 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As we celebrate World Rhino Day, Andrea Weiss contemplates why wild rhinos matter.1. They are awesome yet vulnerableMy most memorable encounter with a rhino was on the Wolhuter Wilderness Trail in the Kruger National Park. During the trail, we saw something like 26 white rhinos on foot – quite remarkable considering the pressure they are under. But the one sighting that sticks in my mind was...

WWF pays tribute to rhino heroes for World Rhino Day

20 September at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (22 September 2017). This World Rhino Day, WWF would like to pay tribute to all the men and women working at all levels of our society to save our rhinos.These rhino heroes range from rhino monitors acting at community level to safeguard rhinos on the ground to committed conservationists working to increase rhino populations through projects such as WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion...

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