International Marine Conservation Congress

Shirley Van de Voorde
3 September 2014

From 14-18 August the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress was held in Glasgow, where I, Shirley Van de Voorde, gave my first presentation at a congress.

I am finally here.

On the 15th...

Fynbos forum foray

Babalwa Mqokeli
11 August 2014

It was a privilege to be able to present results from the first year of our Tsitsikamma Fynbos Research Program at the forum. Seeing the interest in our work consolidated for me the importance...

Volunteering is AWESOME!

Olivia Reddy
28 July 2014

My first impression of Natures Valley was “Wow, this place is beautiful! I can’t believe I’m going to be living here for the next month!” That was 4 weeks ago and I still can’t get over...

Fynbos Research – Red Hot Poker

Kellyn Whitehead
10 July 2014

The Nature’s Valley Trust research team has started to conduct a number of plant based research projects within Nature’s Valley Fynbos. One of the species the team is focusing on belongs to...

Birding masters and champions

Yanga Manyakanyaka
4 July 2014

The Birding Masters and Champions Program is a joint venture run by NVT and BirdLife PLettenberg Bay. The programme has been going extremely well so far! This environmental education programme was...

A volunteers experience by Elrea Appelgryn

Elrea Appelgryn
2 July 2014

I joined the NVT at the end of May for six-weeks as a volunteer after completing my MSc in Genetics at the University of Pretoria. I decided to join the NVT team in order to experience something...

Hope Spot for Plett

Babalwa Mqokeli
17 June 2014

In December 2014 Dr Sylvia Earle, a world famous diver, oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer and a founder of the global Mission Blue organisation will be launching the countries first 5...

Off to the Wild Wild West … :)

Cindy-Lee Cloete
4 June 2014

Right, so it’s the 04th of June and my last day in the office is coming up rather swiftly!!! I’ve got my tickets, I’ve got my Visa and no, all my bags are not packed yet, but with each day...

Citizen Science: your contribution to science

Babalwa Mqokeli
21 May 2014

Ever heard of BiRP,CWAC, SABAP, CAR, PHOWN, iSpot, NERCS or SAFRING? If so, you already know a nit about what this blog is all about – citizen science! Citizen science is a form of scientific...