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21 Sep 2023 by Kallyn Gunkel and Martine Jordaan
Monitoring of Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise

The geometric tortoise (Psammobates geometricus), classified as Critically Endangered, ranks among the top 25 most imperilled tortoises and turtles globally. Its future remains uncertain, with an estimated wild population of fewer than 3000. This species is highly specialised in its habitat requirements, historically found in the low-lying renosterveld shrublands of the Swartland, Upper Breede River Valley, and Ceres Valley.

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21 Sep 2023
Penguins Return to De Hoop for Another Breeding Season

Last year, African Penguins successfully bred at De Hoop Nature Reserve, and this year, a pair is once again nurturing two chicks at the new colony. These chicks were spotted at the end of June, perched just outside the nest that was occupied the previous year. African Penguins display remarkable fidelity to their colonies and often return to the same nest annually to reunite with their mates.

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21 Sep 2023 by Jillian Fredericks
Safeguarding Ecological Infrastructure Against Invasive Alien Plant Species

Invasive alien plant species are one of the main causes of biodiversity loss and threaten many indigenous species. To address this issue, government laws, specifically the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 43 of 1983 (Act NO. 43 of 1983) and the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act NO. 10 of 2004), legally obligate landowners to monitor, control, and eradicate alien invasive plants.

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20 Sep 2023
Collaboration for Conservation Allowed for the Release of a Cape Vulture to the Potberg Colony

A joint initiative between VulPro, Cango Wildlife Ranch, and CapeNature results in the triumphant rehabilitation and release of a Cape Vulture.VulPro, based on the outskirts of Hartebeespoort Dam in the Northwest Province, is a specialised vulture conservation organisation that also undertakes specialist rehabilitation of vultures. VulPro collects injured or grounded birds from every corner of South Africa in an effort to reduce losses - giving each bird a second chance of release and survival.

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18 Sep 2023
Embrace Nature: Easy to Moderate Trails to Tackle With Capenature

Are you yearning for an outdoor adventure that offers both tranquillity and a sense of accomplishment? CapeNature presents a range of easy to moderate hiking trails that are perfect for beginners or those seeking a more relaxed hiking experience. Lace up your hiking boots and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that awaits you on these captivating trails.

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15 Sep 2023
Connect With Nature, Renew Wellbeing

There are many reasons why access to nature is important. This year the focus of Access Week, which falls between 23 and 29 September, is on how access to nature is critical to our health and wellbeing. Simply put, we need nature and cannot survive without it.

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15 Sep 2023 by Jillian Fredericks, Ecological Intern, Biodiversity Capabilities
Paving the Path to Zero Waste: the #dontbetrashy Campaign

In the picturesque landscapes of South Africa's Western Cape, where the stunning beauty of the region meets the modern rhythm of life, an issue of substantial concern looms large. The Western Cape is home to 11.9% of the population and is responsible for a staggering 3 million tons of waste generated annually according to the Annual State of Waste Management Report of 2020 and STATSA’s mid-year population estimates for 2022.

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8 Sep 2023
CapeNature’s Tourism Month Celebration Embraces Green Investments

CapeNature recently hosted a captivating event in celebration of World Tourism Month, echoing the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's theme of "Tourism and Green Investments." The event brought together key stakeholders and partners committed to eco-tourism for a lively discussion on this vital theme.

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8 Sep 2023
CapeNature’s Tourism Month Celebration Shines the Spotlight on Investing in People, the Planet and Prosperity

The United Nations’ World Tourism Organisations (UNWTO) theme for International Tourism Month is, “Tourism and Green Investments”. This is a perfect fit for CapeNature, a trailblazer in developing award-winning eco-tourism infrastructure within protected areas.

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6 Sep 2023
Renew Your Wellbeing - Connect With Nature for Free This Access Week at CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates its 9th annual Access Week between the 23rd and 29th of September 2023. The public are invited to access any one of 24 selected nature reserves across the Western Cape for free during this time. Visitors will be allowed day entry to enjoy walking, hiking, bird watching, swimming and mountain biking at no cost.

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4 Sep 2023
Update on Sustainable Baboon Programme for the Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula Baboon Management Joint Task Team (JTT) consisting of representatives from SANParks, CapeNature, and the City of Cape Town, wants to inform the public that the draft Baboon Strategic Management Plan will be finalised by the end of September 2023, if all goes as planned.

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1 Sep 2023
Discover the Best Wilderness Hiking Trails with CapeNature this Spring

As the vibrant colours of spring come alive, nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers eagerly look forward to exploring the great outdoors. If you're seeking an exhilarating hiking experience amidst breath-taking landscapes, CapeNature has got you covered. With an abundance of wilderness hiking trails to choose from, the Western Cape’s natural beauty awaits your discovery.