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.
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.
Plastics are becoming a major concern on the environment. Plastic waste is suffocating the earth systems at an alarming rate, and the alarming thing is, we hardly notice the damage those thrown away plastic straws or plastic bottles have amounted to. It is time to wake up and put an end to it whilst we still can, before we get to a point of no return. Tenikwa wanted to find out from schools in the community what they were doing for World Water Day 2018. Here are some great initiatives from Raphaeli Waldorf School in Plettenberg Bay
Tenikwa wanted to find out from schools in the community what they were doing for World Water Day 2018. Here are some great initiatives from Raphaeli Waldorf School in Plettenberg Bay
In the age of the millenials, how do we change behaviour to a more environmentally-friendly way of living. Perhaps we need a new approach?