Tag: conservation

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Helene van der Westhuyzen

by CapeNature

Meet Helene van der Westhuyzen, Conservation Services Manager at CapeNature. We spoke to her as part of our women in conservation series for August (Women’s Month). Nature conservation officials are the heartbeat of an entity like CapeNature and they deal with a range of responsibilities, including resolving conflict between humans and wildlife, promoting environmental awareness, […]

Funding Received for CapeNature’s Geometric Tortoise Conservation Programme

by CapeNature

CapeNature has received additional valuable funding to implement the internal conservation action plan of the geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus. This tortoise species occurs nowhere else than in the Western Cape, South Africa and is considered one of the Top 25 most endangered tortoises in the World. In 2010, CapeNature received a donation of funds towards tortoise conservation in the […]

Conservation management action for iconic Cape mountain zebra

by CapeNature

Conservation management was seen in action during CapeNature’s first Cape mountain zebra capture and translocation operation that took place from the 19th to the 22nd of September 2016 in and around the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Overberg.

Meet Field Ranger Eric Pietersen

by CapeNature

Working in what is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom with some of the world’s most exceptionally diverse fynbos at his doorstep, it’s easy to understand why Eric Pietersen has been happy to call Kogelberg Nature Reserve home for over 16 years. Eric began working with CapeNature back in 1998 and his love […]

Meet Senior Field Ranger Cornelius Julies

by CapeNature

It is said the apple does not fall far from the tree and after both his father and grandfather worked as rangers, it’s not hard to understand why Cornelius Julies became a senior field ranger at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. “I started working at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in November 1995. My dad worked on this reserve […]

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