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How Western Cape fires and drought have affected critically endangered geometric tortoises

08 March at 15:00 PM, via CapeNature

The Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus) is one of the world’s most beautiful of the chelonian family. Its domed geometric-like hard shell, striking summer-sunset yellow and black radiating pattern makes it the Fabergé Egg of the tortoise world. When the terrestrial tortoise is fully grown, it reaches only five to six inches. But, due to their […]

Volatile Organic Compounds in Old Tires: What You Should Know

08 March at 14:30 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Volatile Organic Compounds in Old Tires: What You Should Know appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

One often-cited danger of old tires is the detectable presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that tires emit throughout their lifetime. While old tires do emit VOCs, studies and supporting evidence gathered in the past several decades seems to point to old tires being...

Where do fish go? Lessons from the De Hoop Marine Protected Area

02 March at 22:06 PM, via CapeNature

Guest author: Dr John Filmalter Researchers from the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) have been studying the movement patterns of several of South Africa’s iconic fishery species for the past 15 years. This research has taken Dr Paul Cowley and his team on a journey that started out in a single Eastern Cape estuary […]

Working towards a clean SA

28 February at 13:30 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Working towards a clean SA appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Government is set to launch a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to mobilize all South Africans to become more environmentally conscious. Dubbed the Good Green Deeds Campaign, it hopes to galvanize individuals in the private sector, labour, NGO’s, interfaith formations and society at large to clean South...

CapeNature and Warrior on Wheels a team to be reckoned with!

26 February at 14:11 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to be partnering with the Warrior on Wheels Foundation for the third successive year at the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour. We’re helping to fund three custom-made buggies that will enable differently-abled children to be in the heart of the action during the race. Each of the children is paired with a […]

CapeNature ready to flick the ‘Always On’ switch

26 February at 13:00 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates 20 years of nurturing nature in 2019 and as part of our ongoing commitment to an ‘always on’ philosophy, we’re evolving our networking infrastructure to improve service delivery. So mark the date – 01 April 2019 – when we’ll be one convenient call away at 087 087 9262 for all your enquiries and applications.

CapeNature marks 20 years celebrations with intimate Jimmy Nevis musical Camp-Out

19 February at 14:50 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature and acclaimed musician, Jimmy Nevis, merged conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience at the weekend in the Cederberg Wilderness. Campers and locals were treated to one-of-a-kind intimate acoustic session from the likes of The Voice SA season 2 winner, Craig Lucas, and groundbreaking duo […]

Progress on Strategic Management of Rhinos and other endangered species in South Africa

18 February at 15:20 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Progress on Strategic Management of Rhinos and other endangered species in South Africa appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has reported significant progress on the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2018.  As a result, 2018 recorded a...

Three everyday items that should disappear for the good of the environment

14 February at 12:00 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Three everyday items that should disappear for the good of the environment appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

South Africa is in the midst of a growing consumer consciousness over the effect of our consumption habits on the environment. From a rapid rise in vegetarianism and veganism to reduce our carbon output (the meat industry is a notorious contributor to CO2...

Growthpoint and The Waste Transformers launch waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall

14 February at 11:08 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post Growthpoint and The Waste Transformers launch waste-to-energy initiative at N1 City Mall appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The improper disposal of waste is one of the fastest growing risks to our planet and way of life. Rotting food leads to increases in methane gasses as the food decomposes in landfills. To address this, the City of Cape Town plans to start banning wet...

Safer Mining Practices Reduce Hazardous Exposures in Small-Scale Mining in Nigeria

13 February at 13:49 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Safer Mining Practices Reduce Hazardous Exposures in Small-Scale Mining in Nigeria appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

A pilot program to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian gold mining communities has brought extraordinary improvements to an area where hundreds of children had died from lead poisoning according to a study published today. The study authors concluded that a...

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