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Meet Kogelberg's wing man for small-scale fishers

07 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Small-scale fishers in the Kogelberg face tough times, but a young man from Kleinmond has joined hands with the World Wide Fund South Africa (WWF-SA) to help his community to prepare themselves for the future.Twenty-year-old Marcelin Barry was raised in Kleinmond and has become quite popular along the Kogelberg coast. For two reasons – his impressive rugby skills as a wing for the Kleinmond...

My life: Going with the flow

03 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Habits are funny things and can be a mission to change. If you've ever tried giving up an addiction, you'll know just how hard it can be. With some habits, though, seeing the bigger picture can be great motivator for change.I used to be a chronic waster of water – not such a cool thing to do in the middle of drought. That is until I learnt just how much water I was literally flushing down the...

The ecological equivalent of junk status

02 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

By Sue Northam-RasJunk status is real. It is not just a catchy phrase to be thrown around dinner tables, or dismissed on a whim.By definition it is the downgrading of a country's investment status based on creditworthiness of the national economy. It is the likelihood of the government being able to repay foreign debt and the risk level for foreign investors. South Africa's recent downgrade to...

What that food label REALLY means

02 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

When you scan that scratchy, blotted “best before”, “sell by” and “use by” label on that carton of milk, your eyes are immediately drawn to “best before” and then we stop thinking. But it's so much more complicated than that. WWF's latest report Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures sketches the state of food loss and waste in South Africa while highlighting the actions that would reduce this...

The truth about our food waste problem

02 August 2017 at 02:00 AM, via WWF

WWF has just published a brilliant new report that showcases the level of food waste globally – including, importantly, South Africa.The Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures report maps out the hazards of wasted healthy, nutritious food in a country so starved and dry.The report at a glance:In South Africa, a third of all food is never consumed and ends up at rubbish dumps.This waste is in...

OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) Recycling: Overview and Business Benefits

31 July 2017 at 18:33 PM, via

The post OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) Recycling: Overview and Business Benefits appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Corrugated cardboard is an essential part of packaging and transportation in any industry, since it’s sturdy, cost-effective and easy to handle. It’s also one of the most valuable materials for the recycling industry, since it’s rich in wood pulp fiber and...

World Ranger Day 2017

31 July 2017 at 09:35 AM, via CapeNature

It’s World Ranger Day on Monday, 31st July 2017! This day commemorates all the park and field rangers injured or killed around the world while protecting our natural heritage. It is also a celebration of their work and an acknowledgment of their ongoing service. To mark World Ranger Day 2017, we spent some time chatting […]

“Stone” Nkokweni – An Inspiring Story of a Bamboo Charcoal Connoisseur

30 July 2017 at 14:18 PM, via

The post “Stone” Nkokweni – An Inspiring Story of a Bamboo Charcoal Connoisseur appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Patrick “Stone” Nkokweni started working for EcoPlanet Bamboo in July 2014 as a gardener for the areas surrounding the newly initiated Core Carbon factory. It was quickly noticed by management that Stone was sharp, willing to learn new skills and eager to play a...

Spring is Coming But There’s Still Time To Enjoy Late Winter Savings at Vrolijkheid, Anysberg, Rocherpan and Limietberg!

28 July 2017 at 16:03 PM, via CapeNature

Warm up your Winter at Vrolijkheid, Anysberg, Rocherpan and Limietberg You’ve heard it from your neighbour and you’ve heard it from your dad – yes, this winter CapeNature is giving nature lovers 40% off camping and self-catering accommodation, so you’d better believe it! This means that you can now afford to stay longer and see […]

Funding Received for CapeNature’s Geometric Tortoise Conservation Programme

20 July 2017 at 12:18 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature has received additional valuable funding to implement the internal conservation action plan of the geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus. This tortoise species occurs nowhere else than in the Western Cape, South Africa and is considered one of the Top 25 most endangered tortoises in the World. In 2010, CapeNature received a donation of funds towards tortoise conservation in...

More CapeNature Awards

17 July 2017 at 12:34 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature has bagged two more awards, hard on the heels of the five 2017 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Whale Trail. These latest awards are from for two CapeNature properties in the Plettenberg Bay area.0000 Whiskey […]

Winter in the Cederberg just got more affordable!

10 July 2017 at 12:25 PM, via CapeNature

Take advantage of the 40% discount on accommodation at CapeNature reserves this winter! Spoilt for choice and not sure where to start? You’re in the right place. The Cederberg Nature Reserve. The name conjures up an image of a rugged, sun-baked landscape with soaring peaks, yawning caves and cascading waterfalls, a perfect antidote to the […]

2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for CapeNature

30 June 2017 at 13:23 PM, via CapeNature

We’re proud to announce that Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Whale Trail have all been recognised with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site with over 500 million traveller reviews. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select...

After the storm: African Penguins on Dyer Island and Stony Point

15 June 2017 at 12:18 PM, via CapeNature

As soon as the weather patterns leading up to the storm of 7 and 8 June 2017 was identified, the CapeNature management teams of the two precious African Penguin colonies on Dyer Island and Stony Point, started with earnest preparations to minimise the loss of birds, as well as limit any possible damage to infrastructure. […]

Storms and fires on CapeNature reserves

08 June 2017 at 13:48 PM, via CapeNature

Please note that the recent fires and extreme weather conditions have had an impact on the following CapeNature reserves: No access due to fire: We ask that people refrain from trying to access these areas to allow firefighters and emergency services to proceed with necessary operations. Robberg Nature Reserve – Closed till further notice. Goukamma […]

Celebrate World Oceans Day 2017 with CapeNature

08 June 2017 at 11:58 AM, via CapeNature

Today, 8 June, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans.     This year’s theme, Our Oceans, Our Future, places a conservation focus on solutions to plastic pollution and […]

A guide to bouldering at Rocklands

23 May 2017 at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Just the thought of climbing massive rocks without harness or ropes is enough to scare many, but some seasoned climbers recently visited the area and documented just how amazing the experience of bouldering in the Cederberg can be.  As part of EpicTV’s bouldering series, a group of climbers from America, the United Kingdom and Canada […]

International Day for Biological Diversity 2017

22 May 2017 at 10:52 AM, via CapeNature

On 22 May each year we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. Not only is this a reason to revel in nature, but it is also a reminder of what we as citizens should be doing to help conserve the biodiversity in the Western Cape. In its simplest terms, biodiversity means variety of life. That […]

Get 40% off in Winter 2017

10 May 2017 at 09:22 AM, via CapeNature

Our fantastic 40% off winter promotion is happening again in 2017, and you don’t want to miss out!   Pay less, get more! This winter, CapeNature is giving nature lovers 40% off accommodation – which means you can now afford to visit our nature reserves more often, and linger a little longer. Perhaps you want […]

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