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World Wetlands Day 2019 celebrated at Khayelitsha Wetlands Park

02 February at 00:56 AM, via CapeNature

Friday, 01 February 2019, dawned bright and clear, and proved the perfect day for the world wetlands educational event held at the Khayelitsha Wetlands Park. Excited learners from Impundelo Primary School were welcomed by Miss Earth South Africa Ambassador, Margo Tamzone Adonis who spoke about the importance of appreciating and conserving our natural heritage. Learners split […]

Our 5 Favourite Overnight Hiking Trails in the Western Cape

30 January at 16:11 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature manages large areas in the Western Cape mountains that are just perfect for hiking with friends and family. We’ve already named our five must-try day hiking trails you simply have to experience if you’re an outdoor enthusiast. In this blog, we select our favourite overnight hiking trails in the Western Cape. 1) The Whale […]

The great barrier reef and the people trying to save it

29 January at 17:02 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post The great barrier reef and the people trying to save it appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is the largest coral reef system in the world, consisting of over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands, and spans an astonishing 133,000 square miles (344,400 square kilometres). With such a vast scale, it’s one of the...

Is Lake Naivasha Under Threat?

29 January at 16:43 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Is Lake Naivasha Under Threat? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Lake Naivasha is a Ramsar site found in the eastern part of the Kenyan Rift Valley. Its most unique characteristic is that it’s the only fresh water lake within the Kenyan Rift valley. It is fed mainly by two perennial rivers; Malewa and Gilgil, as well as underground water sources. It is a shallow lake...

An essay from an ex-vegetarian

29 January at 16:32 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post An essay from an ex-vegetarian appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

I was a staunch, borderline militant vegetarian for over ten years, almost the entirety of my 20’s. I felt a deep compulsion to spread this message of new-found spiritual and environmental liberation with whomever would listen. I pasted PETA stickers onto all my belongings, including my ID book, and it...

The Mammoth Possibilities of Water Knowledge and Innovation Sharing

29 January at 16:11 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post The Mammoth Possibilities of Water Knowledge and Innovation Sharing appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The question of information sharing around innovations in water sector is a contentious one, with very murky lines that have to be navigated through to identify what can be classified as novel innovations. A consistent back and forth to identify what can be clustered as...

Community Consulting and Hydroelectric Energy: Learning from Canada’s Mistakes

29 January at 15:07 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Community Consulting and Hydroelectric Energy: Learning from Canada’s Mistakes appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Site C dams in British Colombia, Canada, are often portrayed as successful projects that balance addressing community needs with developing sustainable energy technology. Their Visitor Centre present the energy needs the extensive...

Thrust on Waste Management Drives Global Battery Recycling Market

29 January at 15:01 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Thrust on Waste Management Drives Global Battery Recycling Market appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Albany, New York: In a world staring at a staggering amount of electronic waste, recycling and reuse has become a popular mantra. The same has spawned the global battery recycling market which is poised to rise at a robust 11.0% CAGR between 2018 and 2026. Battery...

Exciting line up of top SA artists announced for Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out

28 January at 10:57 AM, via CapeNature

The clock is ticking down for the much-anticipated Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out at Algeria and the excitement has been cranked up a notch with the announcement of a talented line up of top South African artists for the event. The Voice SA season 2 Winner, Craig Lucas as well as guitar and beatbox duo Acoustic Element […]

CapeNature staff open hearts in support of fire-stricken Wuppertal residents

28 January at 09:04 AM, via CapeNature

On 30 December 2018, a devastating fire swept though the small town of Wuppertal in the Cederberg.  Many residents lost their homes and everything they owned in the ensuing chaos. Subsequently a call went out throughout CapeNature regions for donations of clothes, bedding and non-perishable items to those affected. CapeNature staff opened their hearts and soon […]

A positive perspective following the fires

14 January at 15:49 PM, via CapeNature

News broke shortly after New Years that mountains along the Betty’s Bay coast had caught fire, making devastating headlines as the situation quickly escalated. The fire spread quickly and posed concern for communities within the Hermanus region and a group effort by multiple fire-fighting agencies was required in order to tackle the multitude of flames […]

FOUR reasons not to miss the Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out

09 January at 14:46 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature and acclaimed musician and songwriter, Jimmy Nevis, merge conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience from 15 – 17 February 2019. Book your tickets today and rub shoulders with some of the most talented musicians in South Africa, listening to intimate acoustic performances while enjoying […]

CapeNature embraces the spirit of giving this holiday

24 December 2018 at 11:03 AM, via CapeNature

In the spirit of the festive season, the CapeNature People and Conservation Programme in partnership with the Youth Environmental Service Programme (YES) put smiles on the faces of the less fortunate and elderly by spending time at the Unakho Children’s Home Care and Sizamile Independent Old Age Home in Langa, an informal settlement in Cape […]

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