National Water Week, 17 - 23 March 2014

national-water-week-2014The National Water Week is an awareness week campaign by the Department of Water Affairs which serves as a powerful campaign mechanism re-iterating the value of water, the need for sustainable management of this scarce resource and the role water plays in eradicating poverty and under-development in South Africa.

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Educational Programme Promotes Sustainable Development

educational programme promotes sus devOn the 28th of February the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, launched the Fundisa for Change Education for Sustainable Development Programme at Emperor’s Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

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CapeNature Launches First Conservation Detection Dog Project for Tortoises in South Africa

detection dog projectCapeNature, together with local conservation partners, have implemented a conservation detection dog project to help conserve the critically endangered geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus.

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Africa’s Growing Community of Biodiversity Informaticians Strategize

africas growing informaticiansMore than 25 delegates representing 19 African countries gathered at SANBI’s  Pretoria National Botanical Garden from the 25th  to the  27th of  March 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to implement an innovative and collaborative project aimed at ensuring that relevant biodiversity information is available to support efficient policy formulation and decision-making in Africa.

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