Cities around the world compete against one another to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species and engage the most people to participate. Knowing where and what species are in our cities help us to study and protect them. By garnering the support of the public and all major conservation organisations within a particular boundary, an incredible amount of data is able to be collected in a very short space of time.
Following a hard lockdown during the 2020 event, in 2021, South Africa and the Western Cape was finally able to fully discover and document its incredible wildlife in the great outdoors again. Both the City of Cape Town and the Garden Route Municipality entered the competition and CapeNature was there to help record species and arrange events for the public.