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Get Black Friday ready with CapeNature reserves!

16 November 2017 at 13:21 PM, via CapeNature

An unbelievable Black Friday promotion is coming and you’re going to love it. All will be revealed at the stroke of midnight on Friday, 24th November 2017. You’ve been under a rock (at one of our reserves possibly) and you don’t know what Black Friday is? It’s only the biggest online shopping phenomena of the […]

Could offshore wind power be about to take off in Africa?

15 November 2017 at 15:19 PM, via

The post Could offshore wind power be about to take off in Africa? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Despite a real boom in the development of global offshore wind power in recent years, several of the world’s leading economies are proving sluggish when it comes to catching up with the early pace-setters. Admittedly, both China and America have invested heavily in land-based...

Plastic bags ban won’t fix Africa’s serious waste problem

15 November 2017 at 14:59 PM, via

The post Plastic bags ban won’t fix Africa’s serious waste problem appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Africa, it’s fair to say, has long struggled with serious garbage issues. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) found in 2011 that its citizens generated around 108 million tonnes of waste between them, 90% of which went directly to landfill or open dumps.

Six of the best: breathtaking picnicking and camping sites in the Western Cape this summer

14 November 2017 at 11:34 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature has a summer lifestyle holiday choice for everyone, from families to young travellers, adventurers to relaxation-seekers with activities galore on offer at your choice of nature reserves across the Western Cape. But if you just want to get away from it all and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in tranquil surroundings this […]

Join #WatershedWednesday to save water in the office

13 November 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Amid ever-tightening water restrictions across the Western Cape, water awareness in domestic homes is higher than it's ever been but the truth is that many of us continue to waste water out of home. This has to change. Water consumption in Cape Town is too high. The aim is for less than 500 million litres per day. The current use is around 585 million litres per day – which is still 85 million...

All CapeNature reserves now on Google Street View!

07 November 2017 at 16:17 PM, via CapeNature

Cape Town based travel company Drive South Africa, has partnered with Google through the Google Street View camera loan program to capture 360-degree Street View imagery of South Africa’s top wilderness, cultural and historic sites for Google Maps, including a number of CapeNature’s trails. Each “off-road” location was captured with Google’s Street View Trekker, a wearable […]

Explore champion wine farms with WWF's new app

06 November 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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...

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