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World Mosquito Day 2020

Lisa Stalknecht
11 August 2020

Today is world mosquito day. Mosquitoes, who doesn’t know them? The name mosquito comes from the Spanish word which means ‘Little fly’. Mosquitoes are very infamous for their character trait...

World Elephant Day 2020

Lisa Stalknecht
11 August 2020

Today is World Elephant Day! Did you know that the word “elephant” means “huge arch” in Latin? Elephants are the largest land mammals on earth. Once upon a time elephants were very common...

Week One of an NVT internship.

Jax Bath
16 July 2020

On the 5th of July, I arrived in the sleepy town of Nature’s Valley, excited to begin a 6 month conservation internship with the trust. My first interaction with NVT was back in March of 2019,...

World Population Day

Milen Negash
10 July 2020

World Population Day has been internationally recognized each year on July 11th since 1989, making this year the 31st anniversary. Originally established by the United Nations Development...

Shark Awareness Day 14th July

Jax Bath
8 July 2020

Today is Shark Awareness Day, a day dedicated to busting the harmful myths about sharks and raising awareness for their plight. When most people hear the word shark, a great big jaw-sy creature...

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2020

Amy Perold
8 June 2020

Since 2002 on June 8th World Oceans Day has been celebrating the ocean and its wonders. Covid-19 and social distancing may be changing how we recognize our blue planet this year, the need for...

World Environment Day

Amy Perold
5 June 2020

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June. It was established in 1972 by the UN General Assembly to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. This...

The Chapter of a Lifetime

Lauren Moriarty
30 April 2020

Where to even begin… Early 2019 I was afforded the greatest opportunity of being selected as one of 50 individuals to take part in the WWF-SA Environmental Leaders Internship Program. I still...

African Penguin Day

Meaghan O'Neil
15 April 2020

Black and white photo by Jean van der Meulen from Pexels

Hooray for African penguins! They're the only penguin species to reside in Africa, specifically along the coasts of South Africa and part...

Earth Day 2020: Climate Action

Meaghan O'Neil
24 March 2020

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day event, held in the United States and involving 20 million people across the nation. Protests took place on 22 April, 1970, to spread...