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About care for nature

We conserve the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape for the benefit of all.

Biodiversity is concerned with the kind of world and the kind of land, that we want to line in and to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

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Biodiversity is concerned with the kind of world, and the kind of land, that we want to live in and to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

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Get Educated

  • Save our tortoises!

    The tortoise is a reptile that lives on land. South Africa has 13 species of tortoise and eight are found in the Western…
  • Where does water come from?

    Water evaporates from the surface of oceans into the atmosphere, forms clouds, falls onto the land as rain, travels through wetlands, rivers, lakes…
  • What is biodiversity?

    Biodiversity is the different kinds of life on earth, including animals and plants, the places they live and their surrounding environments. “Bio” means…
  • Water Saving Tips

    Shower instead of taking a bath (or don't fill the tub if you prefer bathing). Install water-saving toilets and shower heads. Fix all…
  • Wildlife Tips

    Treat all wildlife with respect. Get educated and inform others about endangered species. If you see a tortoise in the road, pick it…
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Fire Prevention Tips

    Be Prepared This Fire Season

    No open flame or fire may be permitted unless in a demarcated area. These are only in fireplaces provided.
    Ensure that a fire is attended at all times
    Ensure that a fire is extinguished properly with water, once you are finished with the fire. No fire may burn through the night.
    Ensure that a cigarette is completely extinguished before disposal.

Endangered Animals

This week's endangered animal

African penguins

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 over fishing has led to the continuous decrease in numbers.

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