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Conservation in action

Celebrating gender equality in conservation

There is a number of women working at CapeNature in so-called non-conventional roles. The entity is known for creating an enabling environment where women employees can thrive and progress. 

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.

What we do

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Latest news

30 Nov 2021
Rare plant monitoring at Waterval Nature Reserve

Waterval Nature Reserve is home to an incredible variety of special plant species, one of which is the Critically Endangered Sorocephalus imbricatus. One of the populations is very heavily overgrown with Pinus pinaster.

30 Oct 2021
Ghosted: First Scientific Record of Albino Honey Badger on De Hoop Nature Reserve

CapeNature granted BirdLife South Africa and Panthera  a research permit to undertake a camera trap survey at De Hoop Nature Reserve. Among the images captured was an extremely rare albino honey badger (Mellivora capensis).

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!

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

Goukamma info sheet
Algeria info sheet
Conservation Symposium with CapeNature

With a reach across 41 countries, including 16 African countries, and over 1000 registered delegates, CapeNature is proud to have collaborated with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to co-host this annual event which sees top scientists and conservation practitioners sharing ideas and lessons for the co-creation of solutions to contemporary conservation issues in Africa.

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