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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Ground Pangolin of Southern 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…

Plan your next CapeNature getaway virtually!


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The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the travel and tourism sector severely. CapeNature reserves remained closed during the…

Of Pangolins, Bats and the Illegal Trade of Wildlife


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By Alexis Olds and Philippa Huntly, CapeNature Biodiversity Capabilities The COVID-19 pandemic has got us to think about our relationship…

Nature Talks – Back by Popular Demand!


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CapeNature invites you to attend a virtual Nature Talks session by live webinar on Monday 27 July 2020 from 17H00…

Kudos for CapeNature’s biodiversity management


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The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on 22 May annually and this year’s theme is “Our solutions are in…

Sights unseen, the magical miniature world of aquatic invertebrates


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By Jeanne Gouws, Freshwater Ecologist When it comes to the animal Kingdom, conservation is not all about everything big. Big…

Biodiversity in our rivers


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CapeNature ecologists Dr. Martine Jordaan and Jeanne Gouws were fortunate enough to get out into the field (or rivers in…

Insects of the Western Cape: Odonata – Dragonflies and damselflies


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By Dr. Antoinette Veldtman, Landscape Ecologist and Jeanne Gouws, Freshwater Ecologist Like many aquatic and semi-aquatic insects in the rivers…

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Estuaries: a biodiversity treasure trove


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By Alexis Olds, Marine and Coastal Ecologist Estuaries are often thought of as part of a river but they are…

The (K)helpful forests of South Africa


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By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities South Africa has one of the biggest forests on the planet. It is just somewhat…
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