Cape Town wins City Nature Challenge

2019-05-14 06:00

Cape Town came out on top by winning two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. A statement by the City of Cape Town explained that the international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

“Together, Cape Town participants were able to record an impressive 53 775 observations and 4 587 species across the city.

Runners-up in the recorded observations category were La Paz, Bolivia, with 46 931 observations and San Diego, USA, with 38 241. In the recorded species category runners-up were Hong Kong with 3 596 species; and Houston, USA with 3 367.”

The City’s Mayco member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said Capetonians rose to the challenge: “I want to thank each and every resident and visitor who took the time to explore our pristine natural environment and for capturing the beauty and life they encountered. We are extremely proud to have a globally recognised and important biodiversity.”

Mayor Dan Plato said residents should explore the nature reserves. “I think this challenge has reminded many of our residents how privileged we are to call this beautiful region of the world our home. The City is proud of its more than 20 nature reserves across the metro. I urge residents to explore these nature conservation areas, embrace the natural beauty we have on our doorsteps but often overlook, and to be custodians of our unique environment.”

The competition took place between Friday 26 April and Monday 29 April. Capetonians were encouraged to explore the City’s nature reserves and natural open spaces and to record all of the local plant and animal species that they spotted over the four days.

Participants were required to download the iNaturalist.com app and they had to share their observations by uploading all of their findings on the app. For a list of all of the City’s reserves and details about their location, facilities and attractions, visit www.capetown.gov.za.

The top 20 species recorded include:

. Osteospermum moniliferum, or Bietou;

. Carpobrotus edulis, or Edible Sourfig;

. Leonotis leonurus, or Wild Dagga;

. Protea repens, or Common Sugarbush;

. Tecomaria capensis, or Cape Honeysuckle;

. Apis mellifera, or Western Honey Bee;

. Protea cynaroides, or King Protea;

. Leucadendron salignum, or Common Sunshine Conebush;

. Pelargonium capitatum, or Rose-scented Geranium;

. Cotyledon orbiculata, or Pig Ears;

. Eriocephalus africanus, or Wild Rosemary;

. Alopochen aegyptiaca, or Egyptian Goose;

. Numida meleagris, or Helmeted Guineafowl;

. Portulacaria afra, or Spekboom;

. Erica plukenetii, or Hangertjie;

. Aloe arborescens, or Krantz Aloe;

. Strelitzia reginae, or Bird of Paradise plant;

. Pelargonium cucullatum, or Hooded Storksbill;

. Acraea horta, or Garden Acraea; and

. Leucadendron laureolum, or Golden Sunshine Bush.

Cape Town came out on top by winning two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. A statement by the City of Cape Town explained that the international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

“Together, Cape Town participants were able to record an impressive 53 775 observations and 4 587 species across the city.

Runners-up in the recorded observations category were La Paz, Bolivia, with 46 931 observations and San Diego, USA, with 38 241. In the recorded species category runners-up were Hong Kong with 3 596 species; and Houston, USA with 3 367.”

The City’s Mayco member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said Capetonians rose to the challenge: “I want to thank each and every resident and visitor who took the time to explore our pristine natural environment and for capturing the beauty and life they encountered. We are extremely proud to have a globally recognised and important biodiversity.”

Mayor Dan Plato said residents should explore the nature reserves.

“I think this challenge has reminded many of our residents how privileged we are to call this beautiful region of the world our home. The City is proud of its more than 20 nature reserves across the metro.

“I urge residents to explore these nature conservation areas, embrace the natural beauty we have on our doorsteps but often overlook, and to be custodians of our unique environment.”

The competition took place between Friday 26 April and Monday 29 April. Capetonians were encouraged to explore the City’s nature reserves and natural open spaces and to record all of the local plant and animal species that they spotted over the four days.

For a list of all of the City’s reserves and details about their location, facilities and attractions, visit www.capetown.gov.za.

The top 20 species recorded include:

. Osteospermum moniliferum, or Bietou;

. Carpobrotus edulis, or Edible Sourfig;

. Leonotis leonurus, or Wild Dagga;

. Protea repens, or Common Sugarbush;

. Tecomaria capensis, or Cape Honeysuckle;

. Apis mellifera, or Western Honey Bee;

. Protea cynaroides, or King Protea;

. Leucadendron salignum, or Common Sunshine Conebush;

. Pelargonium capitatum, or Rose-scented Geranium;

. Cotyledon orbiculata, or Pig Ears;

. Eriocephalus africanus, or Wild Rosemary;

. Alopochen aegyptiaca, or Egyptian Goose;

. Numida meleagris, or Helmeted Guineafowl;

. Portulacaria afra, or Spekboom;

. Erica plukenetii, or Hangertjie;

. Aloe arborescens, or Krantz Aloe;

. Strelitzia reginae, or Bird of Paradise plant;

. Pelargonium cucullatum, or Hooded Storksbill;

. Acraea horta, or Garden Acraea; and

. Leucadendron laureolum, or Golden Sunshine Bush.

Cape Town came out on top by winning two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. A statement by the City of Cape Town explained that the international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

“Together, Cape Town participants were able to record an impressive 53 775 observations and 4 587 species across the city. Runners-up in the recorded observations category were La Paz, Bolivia, with 46 931 observations and San Diego, USA, with 38 241.In the recorded species category runners-up were Hong Kong with 3 596 species; and Houston, USA with 3 367.”

The City’s Mayco member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said Capetonians rose to the challenge: “I want to thank each and every resident and visitor who took the time to explore our pristine natural environment and for capturing the beauty and life they encountered. We are extremely proud to have a globally recognised and important biodiversity.”

Mayor Dan Plato said residents should explore the nature reserves. “I think this challenge has reminded many of our residents how privileged we are to call this beautiful region of the world our home. The City is proud of its more than 20 nature reserves across the metro.

“I urge residents to explore these nature conservation areas, embrace the natural beauty we have on our doorsteps but often overlook, and to be custodians of our unique environment.”

The competition took place between Friday 26 April and Monday 29 April. Capetonians were encouraged to explore the City’s nature reserves and natural open spaces and to record all of the local plant and animal species that they spotted over the four days.

Participants were required to download the iNaturalist.com app and they had to share their observations by uploading all of their findings on the app. For a list of all of the City’s reserves and details about their location, facilities and attractions, visit www.capetown.gov.za.The top 20 species recorded include:

. Osteospermum moniliferum, or Bietou;

. Carpobrotus edulis, or Edible Sourfig;

. Leonotis leonurus, or Wild Dagga;

. Protea repens, or Common Sugarbush;

. Tecomaria capensis, or Cape Honeysuckle;

. Apis mellifera, or Western Honey Bee;

. Protea cynaroides, or King Protea;

. Leucadendron salignum, or Common Sunshine Conebush;

. Pelargonium capitatum, or Rose-scented Geranium;

. Cotyledon orbiculata, or Pig Ears;

. Eriocephalus africanus, or Wild Rosemary;

. Alopochen aegyptiaca, or Egyptian Goose;

. Numida meleagris, or Helmeted Guineafowl;

. Portulacaria afra, or Spekboom;

. Erica plukenetii, or Hangertjie;

. Aloe arborescens, or Krantz Aloe;

. Strelitzia reginae, or Bird of Paradise plant;

. Pelargonium cucullatum, or Hooded Storksbill;

. Acraea horta, or Garden Acraea; and

. Leucadendron laureolum, or Golden Sunshine Bush.

Cape Town came out on top by winning two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. A statement by the City of Cape Town explained that the international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

“Together, Cape Town participants were able to record an impressive 53 775 observations and 4 587 species across the city.

Runners-up in the recorded observations category were La Paz, Bolivia, with 46 931 observations and San Diego, USA, with 38 241. In the recorded species category runners-up were Hong Kong with 3 596 species; and Houston, USA with 3 367.”

The City’s Mayco member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said Capetonians rose to the challenge: “I want to thank each and every resident and visitor who took the time to explore our pristine natural environment and for capturing the beauty and life they encountered. We are extremely proud to have a globally recognised and important biodiversity.”

Mayor Dan Plato said residents should explore the nature reserves. “I think this challenge has reminded many of our residents how privileged we are to call this beautiful region of the world our home. The City is proud of its more than 20 nature reserves across the metro. I urge residents to explore these nature conservation areas, embrace the natural beauty we have on our doorsteps but often overlook, and to be custodians of our unique environment.”

The competition took place between Friday 26 April and Monday 29 April. Capetonians were encouraged to explore the City’s nature reserves and natural open spaces and to record all of the local plant and animal species that they spotted over the four days.

Participants were required to download the iNaturalist.com app and they had to share their observations by uploading all of their findings on the app. For a list of all of the City’s reserves and details about their location, facilities and attractions, visit www.capetown.gov.za.

The top 20 species recorded include:

. Osteospermum moniliferum, or Bietou;

. Carpobrotus edulis, or Edible Sourfig;

. Leonotis leonurus, or Wild Dagga;

. Protea repens, or Common Sugarbush;

. Tecomaria capensis, or Cape Honeysuckle;

. Apis mellifera, or Western Honey Bee;

. Protea cynaroides, or King Protea;

. Leucadendron salignum, or Common Sunshine Conebush;

. Pelargonium capitatum, or Rose-scented Geranium;

. Cotyledon orbiculata, or Pig Ears;

. Eriocephalus africanus, or Wild Rosemary;

. Alopochen aegyptiaca, or Egyptian Goose;

. Numida meleagris, or Helmeted Guineafowl;

. Portulacaria afra, or Spekboom;

. Erica plukenetii, or Hangertjie;

. Aloe arborescens, or Krantz Aloe;

. Strelitzia reginae, or Bird of Paradise plant;

. Pelargonium cucullatum, or Hooded Storksbill;

. Acraea horta, or Garden Acraea; and

. Leucadendron laureolum, or Golden Sunshine Bush.

Cape Town came out on top by winning two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. A statement by the City of Cape Town explained that the international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

“Together, Cape Town participants were able to record an impressive 53 775 observations and 4 587 species across the city.

Runners-up in the recorded observations category were La Paz, Bolivia, with 46 931 observations and San Diego, USA, with 38 241. In the recorded species category runners-up were Hong Kong with 3 596 species; and Houston, USA with 3 367.”

The City’s Mayco member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said Capetonians rose to the challenge and thanked all residents and visitors who explored the environment.

Mayor Dan Plato said residents should explore the nature reserves.

“I think this challenge has reminded many of our residents how privileged we are to call this beautiful region of the world our home. The City is proud of its more than 20 nature reserves across the metro.

“I urge residents to explore these nature conservation areas, embrace the natural beauty we have on our doorsteps but often overlook, and to be custodians of our unique environment.”

The competition took place between Friday 26 April and Monday 29 April. Capetonians were encouraged to explore the City’s nature reserves and natural open spaces and to record all of the local plant and animal species that they spotted over the four days.

Participants were required to download the iNaturalist.com app and they had to share their observations by uploading all of their findings on the app.

For a list of all of the City’s reserves and details about their location, facilities and attractions, visit www.capetown.gov.za.

The top 20 species recorded include:

. Osteospermum moniliferum, or Bietou;

. Carpobrotus edulis, or Edible Sourfig;

. Leonotis leonurus, or Wild Dagga;

. Protea repens, or Common Sugarbush;

. Tecomaria capensis, or Cape Honeysuckle;

. Apis mellifera, or Western Honey Bee;

. Protea cynaroides, or King Protea;

. Leucadendron salignum, or Common Sunshine Conebush;

. Pelargonium capitatum, or Rose-scented Geranium;

. Cotyledon orbiculata, or Pig Ears;

. Eriocephalus africanus, or Wild Rosemary;

. Alopochen aegyptiaca, or Egyptian Goose;

. Numida meleagris, or Helmeted Guineafowl;

. Portulacaria afra, or Spekboom;

. Erica plukenetii, or Hangertjie;

. Aloe arborescens, or Krantz Aloe;

. Strelitzia reginae, or Bird of Paradise plant;

. Pelargonium cucullatum, or Hooded Storksbill;

. Acraea horta, or Garden Acraea; and

. Leucadendron laureolum, or Golden Sunshine Bush.

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