The sole purpose of wildlife rehabilitation is to provide professional care to injured or sick animals so as to return them to their natural habitat (the wild). It can only be through rehabilitation that the animal’s condition can improve and then be released to live by themselves as normal members of their species. It is…
Jeffreys Bay Winterfest is here again to quench the thirst of the sea-wave seekers .The worlds best surfers and fans meet again for the winter festival which takes center stage on the 6th to the 22nd of July. This Years event got us also excited as one of the aims of the festival is to…
It was the first time i’ve shot any kind of wildlife other than seagulls and it was simply awesome! Natures Valley Trust along with Tenikwa and a few other organisations all organised and facilitated the release of 11 penguins they have been rehabilitating. Why did these penguins need rehabilitation?
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.
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.