Yesterday eight rhino bodies were found in Kruger. This brings this 12-day year total to 20 rhino killed for their horns. Indeed, 443 were killed last year - that's more than one per day most of the year. A clip on the news last night showed a baby rhino pacing next to the body of its dead mother.
I'm all for these anti-poaching organisations and there are many funding ventures to support these initiatives. I've got one of Woolies' My Planet cards, linked to the Rhino Fund; this is one of many.
But, I have to question just how effective any of these initiatives are? For as long as rhinos have horns and the Chinese and Vietnamese continue think it will make their willies bigger and stronger...
A hefty R2.4 million joint investment between Goodyear and its recycling partner, The Waste Trade Company, has turned the tyre manufacturer’s waste yard into a clean, organised and Earth-friendly facility, reflecting the award winning, environmental can-do attitudes of both these companies.
“The generation of waste comes with the tyre manufacturing process; we can’t escape it but we can find the most practical and environmentally friendly ways to manage that waste,” said Pamela Moodley, Goodyear Risk Control Manager.
The initial deadline, 1 December 2011, for the registration of individuals and companies who make use of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) for commercial activities has been extended by six months to 1 June 2012. These individuals and companies, referred to by TMNP as Commercial Operators, include (but are not limited to) tour operators; tour guides; transport companies; tourist guide training institutions; and adventure sport companies.
It’s been five months since the launch of the Table Mountain National Park Patrol Dog Campaign – and with only two dogs to go until the target is met – the campaign is a roaring success.
The TMNP Patrol Dog Unit, part of the Visitor Safety Programme, performs an invaluable service to the park rangers, assisting in search and rescue operations as well as in the prevention of crime on the mountain chain.
“South Africa cannot remain behind the global technology curve, which is increasingly focussing on low or zero emissions vehicles,” said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) deputy director general, Nimrod Zalk,
From the 6th to 9th October 2011 owners of BMW GS bikes across South Africa will join together to experience the 2011 BMW GS Eco Challenge, the annual celebration of their unique off-road motorcycles. This year GS owners will experience an adventure...
Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) today unveiled its revamped activity permit which allows year long, unlimited entry for the permitted activity in the Park. The My Activity Permit – produced in association with Hi-Tec - sports a new look and feel which is perfectly suited to the outdoors. The permit is available to the general public.
From the 6-9th October, owners of BMW GS bikes across South Africa will join together to experience the annual celebration of their unique off-road/road motorcycles. This year GS owners will experience an adventure unlike previous years. The selected destination lies in the heart of the Eastern Free State – Clocolan.
Coupled with this new experience and whilst the bikers enjoy the beauty of the natural environment, situated within the backdrop of the magnificent Maluti region, GS owners will also be contributing towards the sustainability of the eco system. BMW is anticipating a committed turnout of 600 riders for this challenge.
What started off as a weekend husband-wife hobby for Toyota engineer Andrew Donkin and his wife Karen has blossomed into a flourishing home organic veggie garden business, which was first introduced to the public at the Shongweni Market in 2009.
Andrew has since left his engineering profession to concentrate solely on Home Organic. He has the following tips to offer the new gardener.
“The Home Organic Veggie Garden is designed to be a practical and manageable system for busy,
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