New 85 000ha reserve proclaimed in Western Cape

2014-09-24 11:00

A new nature reserve – the first in 20 years in the Western Cape – has been declared across 85 000ha of the Succulent Karoo region.

4 000 penguins threatened after diesel spill

2014-02-28 12:14

A fishing trawler that spilled 10 000 liters of diesel after it collided with rocks near the Stony Point Penguin colony has placed the lives of 4 000 penguins in jeopardy.

Volunteers in Cedar tree rescue mission

2013-05-20 09:31

Volunteers have worked to plant scores of cedar trees after a devastating fire destroyed large tracts of vegetation earlier this year.

SA warned on summer snake bites

2012-12-10 16:05

Summer in the Western Cape means that snakes will be more active and there may be potentially dangerous encounters between the reptiles and the public.

Experts race to save fynbos

2012-11-08 14:04

Fynbos remains threatened and efforts are under way to expand the knowledge of the biome which is unique in the world.

CapeNature CEO departs

2012-09-05 08:29

The Western Cape's nature conservation body CapeNature and its suspended CEO Manana Moroka have agreed to "part ways" without public explanation.

SA water under pressure - department

2012-05-18 12:58

Water resources in SA are under "immense pressure" and the department wants to partner with communities to increase protection for wetlands and rivers.

CapeNature to protect estuaries

2012-03-29 09:09

CapeNature will set aside R24.5m of its budget to help protect estuaries and improve the functioning of catchment areas.

Karoo reserve caters to stargazers

2012-02-17 22:25

A Karoo nature reserve is now offering stargazing as one of its activities, as the arid region provides uninterrupted views of the night sky.

10 escaped crocodiles on the run

2011-03-02 12:06

Following the discovery of three crocodiles on the N1, conservation officials say they are searching for 10 more crocodiles which escaped from the truck that was transporting them.

CapeNature extends species range

2010-09-07 21:32

CapeNature has announced that it has authorised the extension of the range for certain species of wildlife in the Western Cape.

Protected areas expanded

2010-07-13 13:16

Western Cape landowners have contributed to the expansion of the provinces protected area estate by 49 081ha.

Cedar replanting in Cederberg

2010-06-30 11:14

Two Cape-based companies have teamed up with CapeNature to replant Cedar trees in the Cederberg.


Conservation detection dog, a first for SA

2014-03-10 10:02

South African experts have gained the help of man's best friend to carry out conservation detection work on the endangered geometric tortoise.

Robberg - A slice of serenity

2013-10-22 13:41

The property developers must have licked their lips when they saw Robberg - but today it’s a nature reserve, managed by CapeNature, and thank goodness for that, says Scott Ramsay.

CapeNature gets half W Cape budget

2013-03-26 10:40

Western Cape conservation agency CapeNature will get just over half the province's annual environmental affairs and developmental planning budget.

Development threatens fynbos

2012-11-09 10:31

Local unchecked development of sensitive areas is one of the key factors threatening fynbos species, an expert has said.

Care about gannets - conservationist

2012-10-16 14:06

It is important to care about vulnerable species in order to afford them protection before they are wiped out, a conservationist has said.

SA makes progress on livestock loss

2012-06-15 14:35

A plan to a find a solution for the problem of livestock loss caused by wild animals is closer thanks to a meeting between various stakeholders in the Western Cape.

CapeNature CEO suspended

2012-05-09 18:16

Western Cape conservation body CapeNature has suspended its CEO Manana Moroka following an alleged "breach of trust".

CapeNature racing to save rare tortoise

2012-03-15 22:35

CapeNature is racing to save rare tortoises following a fire near Wellington that decimated the species.

Complaint lodged over hunting permits

2011-09-05 18:01

A complaint has been lodged with the public protector's office against the Western Cape government over changes made to the provincial hunting regulations.

Mystery surrounds runaway crocs

2011-03-01 10:09

A crocodile which was found on the N1 near De Doorns is apparently one of three which escaped while being transported from Paarl to Bloemfontein.

Mining blocked in Western Cape

2010-08-31 14:49

CapeNature has welcomed a six-month moratorium on prospecting licences in the Western Cape province.

Leopards get high-tech tags

2010-07-01 22:26

CapeNature has fitted GPS tracking tags to monitor the movements of Western Cape leopards.

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