Biodiversity Day

Biodiversity Day

On the 22nd of May each year the world celebrates International Biodiversity Day. The Convention on Biological Diversity who founded the day is celebrating 25 years this year. This day is set aside to celebrate and acknowledge the variety and beauty which surrounds us all around the world. Biodiversity, which when broken up into separate parts, literally means natural variety. The world with all its continents, islands and oceans holds an immense amount of different organisms and life forms and…

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Caught in the Crosshairs

Caught in the Crosshairs

Since the age of cave men we have been hunting animals for food, clothing and to protect ourselves from being eaten, which would either be done with a spear or a bow and arrow. Since then man has become more intelligent and modernised and so have his weapons. From the humble bow and arrow which took accuracy and skill to hit the target or at least wound the beast, we now have powerful bolt action rifles with a 270g soft…

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The Aliens that live among us

The Aliens that live among us

History After looking at that heading the first thought that may pop into your head are movies like E.T, Men in Black or Star Wars, however it’s a very different type of organism that I am about to chat to you about today.   If you take a living organism such as a plant and put it in a new location, thousands of km/miles away even on a separate continent it will either die due to certain obstacles such as…

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The Bees Last Stand

The Bees Last Stand

It’s a short week this week, well in South Africa anyway, so I thought I would do a short piece this week. I may be wrong but out of all the insects scuttling and flying around this great planet of ours, BEES are probably the most popular ones (putting aside those irritating mosquitoes and cockroaches who are  the villains of the insect world). We have made certain catch phrases such as the ‘sit down son we need to have a…

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Earth Day

Earth Day

You may or may not know that Earth Day is celebrated annually by people all over the world on 22nd of April. This is done in order to raise the awareness of people about environmental safety and to signify the environmental protection measures. The first world Earth day was celebrated in the year 1970 and then commenced celebrating annually on global basis by 192 countries. The last three year’s themes for Earth Day have been “Environmental and Climate Literacy”, “Trees…

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Where did all the Water go ? -The Cape Town Drought

Where did all the Water go ? -The Cape Town Drought

  Its official South Africa, Cape Town has been declared a DISASTER AREA!!! Not because bombs are falling from the sky or terrorists are threatening the country but because of something most of us take for granted every day…. WATER.  As of the 14th of March 2018 new funds and resources will be used to alleviate the water crisis. I never thought that sharing the shower with a bucket and using the washing machine water to water the plants outside…

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Introduction to Blog, Conservation and me

Introduction to Blog, Conservation and me

I have been interested and fascinated by nature since an early age. I loved playing outdoors rather than playing on the computer. I believe my love and passion for the natural world started because my family and I would go to a game reserve, normally the Kruger National Park at least once or twice a year. I loved trying to spot all the different animals and learn their names, however the best was lying in bed at night listening to…

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