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How Private Landowners Are Doing Their Bit for Biodiversity Conservation

30 April at 15:36 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted with how private landowners in the Western Cape have embraced the concept of biodiversity conservation. Since most of the province’s biodiversity is in private ownership, CapeNature initiated the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme in 2003. This programme facilitates conservation on privately owned land by setting up agreements between the landowners and CapeNature....

How Private Landowners Are Contributing to Biodiversity Conservation

30 April at 15:36 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted with how private landowners in the Western Cape have embraced the concept of biodiversity conservation. Since most of the province’s biodiversity is in private ownership, CapeNature initiated the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme in 2003. This programme facilitates conservation on privately owned land by setting up agreements between the landowners and CapeNature....

AfricanX TrailRun is coming to Jonkershoek

16 April at 13:39 PM, via CapeNature

by Alexis Olds – Scientific Services, CapeNature The very popular 3-day trail running stage race, AfricanX, is moving to the Cape Winelands. The event will be held from 27 – 29 April 2018 and the race village will be based at Boschendal Estate between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The event promises spectacular views, plenty of climbing […]

Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) Internships

11 April at 14:43 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature offers a 12-month residential WIL internship in the conservation sector to a limited number of students who have successfully completed the theoretical portion of the National Qualification in Nature Conservation. The successful interns are mentored by experienced, competent and professional CapeNature staff for the duration of the internship. Training commences at selected...

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water

22 March at 15:26 PM, via CapeNature

The 22nd March, is World Water Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ which encourages us to find solutions in nature to the challenges we face with water shortages. In South Africa, this day forms part of National Water Week which is from 18 March to 24 March in 2018. In this […]

Human Rights Day 2018

20 March at 23:59 PM, via CapeNature

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 21st March every year, in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, […]

How Nature Reserves Supply Water to the Cape Metro

07 March at 11:19 AM, via CapeNature

Most of the nature reserves managed by CapeNature are in mountainous areas where most of our rain falls. Just eight percent of South Africa’s land produces 50% of its surface water. These high water yield mountainous areas are strategic water resource areas and include the Boland Mountains, Groot Winterhoek and the Cape Peninsula which provide […]

World Wildlife Day 2018

02 March at 23:57 PM, via CapeNature

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The theme […]

Kammanassie Nature Reserve receives life-changing donation

27 February at 09:59 AM, via CapeNature

 Fountains, rivers and streams have dried up in CapeNature’s Kammanassie Nature Reserve (KNR) in the Klein Karoo, between Uniondale and Oudtshoorn due to the severe drought caused inter alia by climate change and animals in the area have been hard hit by the lack of water. Amongst the animals in dire need is the precious […]

The IUCN Red List explained

26 February at 08:47 AM, via CapeNature

  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is a comprehensive inventory which sets criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of a range of biological species and subspecies. There are nine IUCN Red List categories: Extinct (EX) – No known individuals remaining Extinct in the wild (EW) – Known only to survive in captivity, […]

CapeNature discusses water saving technologies at the Expresso Breakfast Show

16 February at 13:35 PM, via CapeNature

Ramese Mathews, Tourism Manager at CapeNature, visited the SABC 3 Expresso Breakfast Show studios recently to talk about the water saving technologies in place at various CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape Province. He discussed the challenges faced by the tourism industry in the Western Cape in the light of recent fires and drought and […]

CapeNature shares in the spirit of camaraderie

07 February at 15:55 PM, via CapeNature

Nine Differently-Abled Children Prepare for the Iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Super-Human Cyclists Give the Gift of Adventure On Sunday 11 March 2018 nine differently-abled children, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially […]

CapeNature implores citizens to be water conscious

02 February at 11:50 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is committed to using as little water as possible in all its existing tourism offerings. Over the last five years the public institution implemented preventative measures on its reserves through innovative water saving technologies. As guardians of the Western Cape’s precious natural resources, CapeNature focuses on developing nature-based recreational tourism products by...

WWF: How to secure safe drinking water

31 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As Day Zero edges closer, people are stockpiling water from shops and springs. The idea of designated collection points is an uncomfortable thought, and so many people are looking at alternative emergency sources such as rainwater tanks, pools and boreholes. These sources make a lot of sense for toilet flushing and washing, but what about drinking and cooking? How do I know if my borehole or...

Rhino poaching undermines rural communities

25 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Cape Town (25 January 2018). The ongoing rhino poaching challenge is not only spreading to other species but also impacting on rural people living around protected areas through exposure to organised crime syndicates.WWF South Africa raised this concern after the South African Department of Environmental Affairs announced that 1 028 rhino were illegally killed during 2017. The figure shows a...

WWF: Getting to grips with groundwater

24 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

In this second weekly update to help people in Cape Town take practical steps to prepare for Day Zero, we talk about groundwater. Collected rainwater and groundwater are critical 'off-mains' sources of water that now are helping households reduce the demand for bulk water, and will be even more important when the taps are turned off. Groundwater is a hidden resource that is a national asset and...

WWF: It's time to prepare for Day Zero

17 January at 02:00 AM, via WWF

What is Day Zero? When is it likely to happen? What will happen on that day? Is it too late to start saving water?For the last few months, Capetonians have been talking about Day Zero, the day when the city's taps are expected to run dry but what does this really mean?In the first of a regular weekly update, WWF South Africa will be publishing a Wednesday Water File to help households and...

Simple fix for the big flush

20 December 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Because most plumbing in public spaces is based on outdated water-borne technology, one of the biggest challenges is to find ways to limit flushing potable water down the loo while keeping things squeaky clean, especially if you're a woman.While puzzling over this problem Bradley Bergh, with the technical help of Faan Swiegers, came up with a novel idea for a waterless urinal for women made...

Things to do, places to go for a #WaterwiseXmas

15 December 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Did you miss out on our #WaterwiseXmas chat at the start of the festive season? With our co-hosts Travellers 24 and Sho't Left, we lifted the lid on alternative water-wise habits, ideas and experiences to help you celebrate the festive season while doing your bit amidst the Western Cape's worst drought in 100 years.Many businesses offered up the measures they've already got in place ahead of...

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