by Alexis Olds – Scientific Services, CapeNature The very popular 3-day trail running stage race, AfricanX, is moving to the Cape Winelands. The event will be held from 27 – 29 April 2018 and the race village will be based at Boschendal Estate between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The event promises spectacular views, plenty of climbing […]
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How well do you remember your first job? Well, Aneesa Du Plessis won’t forget hers in a hurry! She was accepted by CapeNature into the Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) internship programme for 2016 and she spent that entire year at the De Hoop Nature Reserve helping out with a range of tasks including resource management, […]
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This week's endangered animal
The African Penguin has seen a large decrease in numbers during the 20th century. This precious species is now endangered and the Penguin Promises Waddle is taking place this week.
The African Penguin currently faces many threats and the population is dwindling at an alarming rate.
Did you know historically, the decrease in numbers was from egg and guano harvesting? However, since these harvestings have stopped, marine pollution and depleted food sources from overfishing has led to the continuous decrease in numbers.