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Cunning Capuchin Monkeys
Who do you think is the smartest monkey in the land?This three minute documentary will demonstrate how clever capuchins are in the wild and in captivity. The level of intelligence of this monkey is not to be underestimated! Location: Monkeyland - South Africa Wildlife film course at Beyond Borders Film School 25th January 2014 - 24th February 2014
South Africa From Above - 6 Unique Journeys From Cape Town To Drakensberg Inc.
Location Scout Garden Route
This year (2014), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public. Get an advance look now...and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature's extraordinary wonders - up close.
Police Unearth Evidence Of Illegal Animal Transfers At ‘zoo Of Death’
Surabaya. Police in Surabaya said on Sunday they had found sufficient evidence to indicate that violations had occurred during the transfer of animals from Surabaya Zoo, hundreds of animals have died in unnatural and often harrowing conditions, amid increasing reports of mistreatment and mismanagement.
South African Waste Facts
Over 42 million cubic metres of general waste is generated every year across the country, with the largest proportion coming from Gauteng province (42%) (DWAF 1997). In addition, more than 5 million cubic metres of hazardous waste is produced every year, mostly in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (due to the concentration of mining activities and fertiliser production in these provinces). The average amount of waste generated per person per day in South Africa is 0.7 kg. This is closer to the averag...
Media Release. From Mossel Bay Tourism
Surfing brings voluntourists to Mossel Bay A young Mossel Bay-based business that describes itself as “a social enterprise of travelling companions rather than just a tour company” is using its social non-profit arm and voluntour programme to bring real value to kids in the rural village of Friemersheim. Unravel Surf Travel – which was established by husband and wife team Hermann Vivier and Jenya Zhivaleva in 2010 – has been teaching surfing to local primary school ...
Bird Arrested On Suspicion Of Spying
You may have heard of carrier pigeons being used to transport secret, official messages. Well how about a swan being used as a French spy? In 2013, a story broke out about a swan that was detained, behind bars, in an Egyptian jail in Qena, after it was spotted with an electronic device attached to it. A local spotted the bird, captured it and handed it over to authorities because the device was thought to be some type of spying equipment.
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Sustainability Week, Advancing The Green Economy In South Africa And The Region!
SUSTAINABILITY WEEK / 17-19 June 2014 This multifaceted, integrated event, traverses sectors emphasising opportunities for investors, policy makers, business people, and consumers to improve environmental and economic performance – be it through achieving efficiencies, introducing alternative approaches, and by unlocking value. By becoming a leading ‘green economy’ South Africa can dramatically improve competitiveness! With the appropriate policy framework, respons...
The Ewtalk And Dinner At Country Club Johannesburg (auckland Park)
The Endangered Wildlife Trust would be delighted if you would join us for: The EWTalk and Dinner at Country Club Johannesburg (Auckland Park) 4th March 2014 What is the impact of powerlines on our wildlife? And does our wildlife have an impact on powerlines?
Take A Leap Of Action For Endangered Frogs
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is holding its second National Awareness Day for threatened amphibians on the 28th of February 2014 – a date now designated as Leap Day for Frogs! The day will comprise a number of events, activities and opportunities for learners, homeowners and employees to take a leap of action to save our frogs.
Youth Programmes In Responsible Tourism
According to Caleb Mabaso, head of strategic projects at the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), the future success of the hospitality and tourism industry in South Africa depends on a strong talent pipeline of young people within the industry who will continue the legacy of responsible tourism that is being established in South Africa.
Bristol Zoo Gardens Vacancy
Bristol Zoo Gardens vacancy Overseer – Birds Temporary position covering maternity leave Salary £20,548 per annum Applications are invited for the position of Overseer of Birds (maternity cover) at Bristol Zoo Gardens. This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting the Curator of Birds with daily care and supervision of the Zoo’s bird collection as well as supervising the staff involved with their care. The position is to cover maternity leave ...
Funny Things Guests Leave Behind And Remove From Hotel Rooms
Every year Protea Hotels asks GMs to submit a list of their strangest finds, along with the most surprising things that walk out of hotel rooms and, as group marketing manager, Nicholas Barenblatt, says, “You just couldn’t make this stuff up!”