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Conservation in action

Groenvlei Carp Project

The Invasive Fish Species Management Non Profit Company (IFSM) consists of a group of volunteers that approached CapeNature in 2018 to remove invasive carp from Groenvlei lake by means of fishing bows.

Bontebok conservation

The Greater De Hoop Conservation Area is the stronghold of bontebok conservation. Together, De Hoop Nature Reserve and the adjacent Overberg Test Range support almost half of all bontebok on protected areas.

Monitoring of the critically endangered Geometric tortoise

The geometric tortoise occurs only in the low-lying renosterveld shrublands of the Swartland, Upper Breede River Valley and Ceres Valley.

What we do

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Latest news

5 Sep 2021
International Vulture Awareness Day, 4 September 2021

04 September marks International Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures have always had a bad rep – think Lion King? Meanwhile, vultures are nature’s essential workers. As scavengers, they are part of a clean-up crew that mop up carcasses and other organic waste, preventing the spread of diseases such as anthrax and botulism!

31 Aug 2021
Interview a tree and win big!

Kids – got something to say?

In celebration of Arbour Day 2021, CapeNature is giving away an outdoor solar pack to lucky winners with its Interview with a Tree competition. Kids play the part of the interviewee and get your friends, sibling, parent, or teacher to play the part of the tree.

31 Aug 2021
CapeNature joins the "Plant a million trees" movement

CapeNature has joined a global-urban and community greening movement called ‘Plant One Million Trees’. Typically, these are linked to days on the environmental calendar such as Arbour Day, Plant Appreciation Day, Biodiversity Day, Earth Day and World Environment Day. This initiative seeks to boost these successes and bring them under one banner known as the Plant a Million Trees Campaign.

Marine, coasts and estuaries
Land and freshwater ecosystems
Events Calendar
15 Jul 2021 - 5 Nov 2021
The Conservation Symposium
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1 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
Arbor Day Event - Interview with a Tree Competition 2021
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13 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
Access Week 13- 20 September 2021
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Research and resource library

CapeNature staff collaborate extensively with researchers and conservation practitioners nationally and internationally. Conservation leadership and innovation publications enrich the thinking, understanding and appreciation of, and provide support for, the conservation of biodiversity and the value of protected areas.

You will find a selection of our recent peer-reviewed scientific papers from the last four years in our libary.

Latest resources

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve info sheet

A GUIDE TO THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ALIEN INVASIVE HAKEA SPECIES is a manual that allows you to identify the various Hakea species which are declared weeds in South Africa, identify all the biological control agents that are available for use, and how and when to implement these agents on Silky hakea and Rock hakea

Isele Eco-venue fact sheet

Isele Eco-venue at Driftsands Nature Reserve is only a short drive from Cape Town and offers an eco-programme for up to 50 learners. Find out more in our brochure.

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