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Environmental Conservation Starts With You

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Humans have long been the greatest threat to this planet’s biodiversity. That is why we are said to be living in the Anthropocene – the years wherein the Earth’s atmosphere, geology, biosphere, and ecosystems have been most greatly impacted by the presence of Homo sapiens.

Learn about Butterflies Day l Butterfly Flutterby

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To celebrate ‘Learn about Butterflies Day’, EcoTraining Instructor, David Havemann shares his fondness towards certain butterflies in Southern Africa. These beautiful flying insects are more than just a pretty sight, they also have many fascinating features that most people do not even know about.

Do you know what the largest rodent in South Africa is?

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You never know what you will find in the African bush, especially if you decide to explore it on foot. There are so many creatures hiding away, all minding their own business. It is just a matter of what creature you will bump into next.

Birds of a feather flock together, especially Red-billed Quelea’s

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Red-billed Quelea’s are a relatively common sight in a number of South Africa’s nature reserves and farmlands. These small seed eating birds can be predominantly seen flying from food source to food source and always in big numbers. These numbers will ebb and flow depending on the amount of food available and to make it quite difficult for predators to take any individual within the flock.

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The Karongwe cats entertained the students for almost half an hour while laying, playing and grooming. Another amazing encounter in the African Wilderness. #cheetah #fieldguidetraining #africa

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#FlowerPowerSundays This beautiful wildflower, Crossandra mucronata was photographed at Karongwe Game reserve. It usually grows in the shade of trees and shrubs or along rocky hillsides. What a beautiful flower!

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