Today we honor, World Rivers Day, observed on every last Sunday of September, established since 2005. The idea of today is to honor and celebrate the reminding and importance of the impact that waterways serve to our everyday lives , aiming to highlight how valuable rivers are to our biodiversity, and to help increase the…
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A cluster of dead Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) Sea Turtles were found floating off the southern coast of Mexico, entangled in a net.
Born in Africa is one of those dedicated Non Profit Organisations fighting the imbalances in the societies of the world. They are very active in socio-economically disadvantaged areas around Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Focusing on educating children and giving them that chance to learn as much as possible about the world around them, by creating a platform that they would not have been possible in their socio-level status.
The top human activity to impact on land is overgrazing worldwide. This is due to the fact that Meat production mostly beef, has grown so much over the last decades as populations have increased and in line with this, the need for more protein sources to feed all these people.
Lassa fever is a severe virus carried by rats. While West Africa typically experiences the disease, it can be deadly, and several surrounding countries have documented cases. The “multimammate rat” is known to be the conduit of this Lassa fever. Avoid allowing your pets anywhere near rats or their homes.
Oceans provide more than 50% of the Oxygen we breathe and stores 50 times more Carbon Dioxide than the atmosphere. It regulates the whole world’s climates, by transporting heat from the equator to the poles and vice-versa transferring the cold from the poles to the equator thereby creating a balanced regulated climatic system in the world.
It is estimated that about 13 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean each year, and about 100 000 marine animals killed by plastic each year. These estimates from trusted environmental organisations reveal how plastic pollution has grown to be the world’s biggest environmental challenge.
On this day, the 23rd of May 2018, we celebrate the oldest creatures’ existence through awareness campaigns and showing respect to them through acknowledging the challenges they face.
There’s no question about it. The Garden Route is abuzz with diverse life forms. It is a haven for nature lovers, rich in biodiversity – both plant and animal species. The Garden Route stretch is 300km long, from Mossel Bay in Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape, and our Tenikwa Wildlife Centre happens to be located within this hotspot.
Endangered Species are plant or animals that are very much at risk of being lost forever from the world. This is in most cases due to human interference which has caused an imbalance that the species fail to adapt to. It is important that we educate everyone about the importance of these species and encourage change of behaviour.