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A guide to the biological control of alien invasive Hakea species

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. 

Activity booklet: Biodiversity (nature) – ages 6 to 10

This activity book is proudly brought to you by CapeNature and offers various activities around biodiversity. Here, you’ll participate in games that will teach you how to conserve our indigenous fishes and how lowland fynbos works. 

Activity: Colouring in – plant appreciation day

Enjoy colouring in these pictures of the unique plants found in the Western Cape!

Activity: Quiz: classification of plants and animals – International Day of Biological Diversity (Grade 7)

Do you know which biodiversity kingdom provides 60% of the world’s medicines? Take our quiz to see how much you know about biodiversity and the Western Cape.

Algemene boerdery aktiwiteite - wanneer benodig u omgewingsmagtiging?

'n Handige inligtingstuk vir alle boere wat wil weet wanneer omgewingsmagtiging benodig word. Gerieflikheidshalwe is daar ook 'n lys van kontakpersone en hulle besonderhede ingesluit.

Biodiversity Crime Awareness

Biodiversity crime involves the illegal collection or exploitation of indigenous wild animals and plants. This useful flyer answers some of the questions like who are the culprits and what you can do to combat and/or report it.

Conservation: LoveNature with Mbali Series

Join nature lover and conservationist Mbali as she covers all the relevant topics on species conservation and biodiversity from Natural Sciences and Technology subject matter. Learn about what the living and non-living thing is, why ecosystems and interdependence are important, what the biosphere is and what classification is. These videos are aligned to the curriculum on topics covered in the classroom. Available in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Environmental authorisation for common farming activities _ English

A handy guideline for farmers indicating when one needs environmental authorisation for common farming activities.

Goukamma Nature Reserve Survival Guide kit

Thank you for choosing Goukamma Nature Reserve as your preferred destination. It is a Marine Protected Area, situated on the Garden Route This reserve has a diverse array of fascinating habitats and an abundance of smaller wildlife,birds and fish. 

Infographic and activity: classification of plants and animals – International Day for Biological Diversity (Grade 7)

International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated on 22 May every year and focuses on issues of biodiversity around the world. Discover what makes the Western Cape’s biodiversity so special and complete the fun activity.

Infographic: Biodiversity – about mountains

Do you know the difference between a hill and a mountain? Landforms that are 600m high or higher are classified as mountains. Mountains are home to 15% of the world’s population and cover 22% of the surface of the earth.

Infographic: Biodiversity – five forest species found in the Western Cape

Meet five interesting forest species found in the Western Cape.