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Mystery as great white sharks disappear in False Bay

04 June 2020 at 08:40 AM, via News24

The City of Cape Town, along with the Shark Spotting Programme, have for the past 18 months been monitoring the now complete disappearance of great white sharks from False Bay.

Tinder turned Tudder – helping cows find their match

04 June 2020 at 08:40 AM, via News24

A Tinder-inspired app called “Tudder” is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle. Farmers can “swipe right” on cattle they like the look of, then find out whether they like them enough to buy them.

COVID-19 pandemic – National Lockdown

29 May 2020 at 12:49 PM, via CapeNature

For the latest news and information on how CapeNature is managing a range of services during the lockdown, read the weekly CEO updates outlining the challenges facing us all. 26 March 2020 – 03 April 2020 04 April 2020 – 09 April 2020 10 April 2020 – 13 April 2020 18 April 2020 – 24 […]

Ground Pangolin of Southern Africa

28 May 2020 at 17:07 PM, via CapeNature

Temminck’s Ground Pangolin Smutsia temminckii (synonym Manis temminckii), is the most widespread African pangolin species, recorded from south-eastern Chad, through South Sudan, much of East Africa and southern Africa as far south as the Northern Cape and North West provinces of South Africa and northeast KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is a rare, scale-covered mammal, about the […]

Plan your next CapeNature getaway virtually!

27 May 2020 at 16:02 PM, via CapeNature

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the travel and tourism sector severely. CapeNature reserves remained closed during the national Alert Level 4 and will continue to remain closed as the country transitions to Alert Level 3. The entity stands in solidarity with the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Wesgro, who has […]

Of Pangolins, Bats and the Illegal Trade of Wildlife

24 May 2020 at 12:59 PM, via CapeNature

By Alexis Olds and Philippa Huntly, CapeNature Biodiversity Capabilities The COVID-19 pandemic has got us to think about our relationship to the natural world and specifically the animals with which we share this planet. While there is currently much speculation about the transmission of COVID-19, and the role that wild animals play (particularly pangolins and […]

Kudos for CapeNature’s biodiversity management

22 May 2020 at 09:37 AM, via CapeNature

The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on 22 May annually and this year’s theme is “Our solutions are in nature”. According to CapeNature’s CEO, Dr Razeena Omar, “this is indeed a day of celebration as CapeNature has made massive strides in reducing biodiversity loss. The entity has expanded our protected area estate year on year. […]

Sights unseen, the magical miniature world of aquatic invertebrates

21 May 2020 at 22:39 PM, via CapeNature

By Jeanne Gouws, Freshwater Ecologist When it comes to the animal Kingdom, conservation is not all about everything big. Big and “furry”, big and “leather-y” or big and “scale-y” vertebrates are not the be-all and end-all of biodiversity. The smaller invertebrate beings, often alien looking, are frequently forgotten.  CapeNature ecologists, however, did not forget about […]

Biodiversity in our rivers

20 May 2020 at 16:57 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature ecologists Dr. Martine Jordaan and Jeanne Gouws were fortunate enough to get out into the field (or rivers in this case!) just before lockdown. And what special fish they found! By Dr Martine Jordaan and Jeanne Gouws, CapeNature ecologists March 2020 saw the recording of three new sites in the Tradouw mountains with intact […]

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