Let's #shellabrate World Turtle Day!

Kellyn Whitehead
21 May 2021

Today is World Turtle Day where people across the globe celebrate these magnificent creatures of the deep. It was started by the American Tortoise Rescue founders, Susan Tellem and Marshall...

National Bird Day and World Migratory Day

David Krone
7 May 2021

Today marks National Bird Day as well as World Migratory Day: the perfect excuse to celebrate the birds here at Nature’s Valley. And they are really worth celebrating.

It was here in Nature’s...

National Dolphin Day 2021

Lauren Moriarty and Monalisa Booysen
14 April 2021

National Dolphin Day celebrates these social and intelligent marine mammals. Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises. They are...

Lights out for Earth Hour!

Lauren Moriarty and Monalisa Booysen
27 March 2021

Earth Hour is one of the largest movements across the globe, with over 188 countries and millions of people participating in a lights-out event. Earth Hour was...

World Water Day 2021

Lauren Moriarty & Monalisa Booysen
22 March 2021


Valuing Water

World Water Day takes place March 22nd every year, and has since 1993. This day focuses on themes...

World Wildlife Day 2021

Lauren Moriarty
3 March 2021

The 3rd of March was proclaimed in 2013 as the United Nations World Wildlife Day. This is in conjunction with the day of signature of the Convention on International...

World Whale Day 2021

David Krone
15 February 2021

Today, on world whale day, we appreciate the immense and peaceful creatures who we often glimpse breaching our horizons. There are three species of whale which we are lucky enough to have grace...

World Environmental Education Day 2021

Kirwan Strydom
26 January 2021

As we celebrate World Environmental Education Day, NVT reflected on the immense privilege it has been to be immersed in the Environmental Education (EE) domain.

The Nature’s Valley Trust (NVT)...

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...