CapeNature shines the spotlight on job creation to mark International Tourism Day
“Tourism for inclusive growth” is the 2021 international theme marking Tourism Month and in specific, Tourism Day celebrated on 27 September 2021. CapeNature has worked tirelessly to deliver on inclusivity, not only in terms of access, but also in terms of local economic development.
CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 Nature Reserves
September marks Tourism Month and CapeNature invites you to join in the celebrations. The entity will provide free day access to the public during its 7th annual Access Week, from 13 - 20 September 2021 to a selected number of reserves.
CapeNature introduces the newest conservation kid on the block
CapeNature launched the brand new “LoveNature with Mbali” educational animated series today. Learners from Grade 4 to 7 can follow the live protagonist, Mbali, a 13-year old nature lover and her side-kick, the CapeNature Bot as they explore various conservation related topics. And what is more, the content is fully curriculum aligned.
South African Children’s series wins gold at international filming festival
The Siyaya – Come wild with us series recently walked away with the highest acclaim - Best Documentary - at the Golden Bee International Children’s Film Festival held in New Delhi, India. As a first-time entry for any award, this extraordinary series, bridging the gap between young children and nature, was chosen as the category winner for outstanding children’s documentary. The festival drew 186 entries from 18 countries covering three categories: best documentary; best short film and best feature film.
NASA’s BioSCape Project to assess Cape Floristic Region
The South Western Cape hosts a famously rich biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine, which is largely derived from the phenomenal levels of biodiversity change over very small distances (technically, represented by beta, gamma and zeta diversity as one expands spatial scope). This has attracted the attention of NASA, the United States of America’s Space Agency.
CapeNature and Wesgro join forces for insightful Filming Webinar
CapeNature in collaboration with Wesgro, will host a webinar focused on the many CapeNature filming locations in the Western Cape.
CapeNature addresses recent H5N1 avian influenza outbreak
CapeNature and Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) are monitoring and taking action to effectively respond to the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that is currently affecting birds in South Africa.
The humane use of paintball markers for baboon management
CapeNature hereby confirms that the humane use of paintball markers as an aversion tool to keep baboons out of the urban areas and in their natural habitat, remains legal.
World Environment Day – Velddrif Clean up
On Saturday 5 June, teams from Cape Nature, Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Environment (DFFE), Working for the Coast (WFTC) and members of Velddrif yacht club took part in a combined clean-up event.