The South African Weather Service issues an official watch for severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in the eastern and central parts of South Africa for Tuesday.
Two astronomers from North West University are part of a star-studded research team from 15 countries that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind, providing a rare glimpse into how high-mass stars grow even larger.
This is the time to celebrate the unsung heroes that protect Africa’s wildlife.
A major clean-up continues along the coastline of northeastern Brazil following a massive oil spill that has polluted more than 130 beaches.
Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on Friday made a safe return from the International Space Station to find the planet transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nine women and seven men have began their studies at the Tourvest Field Guide Academy which opened its doors in September 2019.
A Mpumalanga man caught in possession of a young adult pangolin in a drum at his house, has been jailed for eight years.
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.
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.
Meet the new animal internet sensation: a chicken on a swing. The fun-loving fowl was caught on camera at Cockfields Farm in Ashton-under-Lyne and the internet can’t get enough of it.
Parliament has issued a new report calling for an end to captive lion breeding in South Africa.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]