Cape Town wins City Nature Challenge thanks to citizen scientists

The City of Cape Town proudly announced that Cape Town triumphed in two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Cape Town came out tops in the categories for making the most observations and recording the most species. Over 150 cities worldwide competed to see who could make the most […]

Nature challenge calls on locals to capture their moments with nature

Cape Town is competing with various international cities in the City Nature Challenge that is taking place from 26 to 29 April 2019. The challenge for each city is to record the most observations of local plant and animal species. Cape Town stands a good chance of occupying the top spot on the international biodiversity map – with the help of […]

RT Pilot member Vineyard Hotel scoops presigious SANParks KUDU AWARD for it’s community-based conservation project

(Cape Town, 4 November 2013) The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has been awarded a prestigious South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Award in the Corporate Contribution category in recognition of its work in clearing alien vegetation on Silvermine Naturel Reserve on Table Mountain. The awards were presented at the CSIR […]

Tea for Tranquility

The following article about Rondevlei Nature Reserve tearoom, was written by environmental reporter John Yield in the Cape Argus on 21 January. There’s a Flash of brillian blue as the malachite kingfisher darts into the water from its reed perch and emerges with somethig glinting silver in its rapier-like beak. Overhead, a grey herom […]

Cape Town celebrates World Biodiversity Day 2011

In celebration of World Biodiversity Day and our unique and irreplaceable biodiversity, the City of Cape Town will be hosting various Youth Environmental School (YES) programmes during the month of May. Sanctioned by the United Nations, International Day for Biological Diversity is held every year on 22 May to raise […]

Cape Town celebrates World Biodiversity Day

May 22 is World Biodiversity Day, and Cape Town is in the midst of a global hotspot of biodiversity, which is under threat from urban development, alien invasive species and other causes. Our unique Cape Floral Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is part of what makes living in and […]