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Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Yesterday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]

Schools gifted with seedlings for food gardens this International Plant Appreciation Day

Tuesday at 12:05 PM, via CapeNature

  CapeNature and the Western Cape Government celebrate Plant Appreciation Day together by gifting 12 schools across the Western Cape with seedlings and seeds for their food gardens. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. With 52% of South […]

The African sharptooth catfish:  a robust survivalist and crafty invader

06 April at 14:31 PM, via CapeNature

By Dr Marienne de Villiers, CapeNature Faunal Ecologist Sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus are rather remarkable creatures.  They are omnivorous feeders, have high fecundity (can produce many offspring) and survive in a wide range of water quality conditions.  In addition, they possess a primitive accessory air breathing organ which enables them to survive out of water for […]

Sustainable Water Management

22 March at 14:31 PM, via CapeNature

By Jeanne Gouws, CapeNature Ecologist Water is a finite resource, which leads to various pressures on this resource driven by the right of every citizen on this planet for access to enough clean water. For example, the drought of 2016 to 2018 in the Western Cape has highlighted the need for the sustainable management of […]

State of Conservation Report 2020

19 March at 18:41 PM, via CapeNature

We are very proud to announce that the first annual State of Conservation Report for the Western Cape is complete and ready for release. This succinct and visually rich report provides an overview of the status of priority conservation indicators as at the end of 2019. The report highlights achievements, challenges, impacts and urgent actions required. Significant gains, […]

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