Environmental Services

Blog Tag: Biodiversity

GreenMatter Education Day

On the 5th December 2014, Nandi Gumede, Environmental Manager and GreenMatter fellow, was asked to be a part of an environmental education day at Betty's Bay in the Western Cape, with the intention to give back and inspire the youth to consider careers in Biodiversity.

CapeNature Project - Income Generation for the Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas

NCC has been appointed by CapeNature to implement Phase One of the 'Investment Business Case of the Income Generation potential of Protected Areas in the Western Cape' project. This project, which forms part of the Western Cape Government's Green Economy initiative, aims to identify the most significant income generation opportunities for CapeNature and develop a business plan and investment case that will enable the launch of one or two of the identified initiatives in Phase Three of the project.

NCC participates in leading conservation conference

Over the past few years, the ‘Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice’ organised by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has become the leading gathering of conservation scientists and practitioners in South Africa. NCC’s Conservation Business Unit attended for the second year running to be part of the conversation exploring the practice, science and value of nature conservation.

Medicinal Garden with JJ Rhode Primary School

NCC staff, interns and volunteers assisted the educators and learners of JJ Rhode Primary School in Klapmuts to plant a medicinal garden in their school grounds with plants donated by the Department of Agriculture's LandCare Programme.

World Biodiversity Day 2014

International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day as it is commonly known) is celebrated on the 22nd of May every year, and every year is a different theme. This year the theme is Island Biodiversity and aims to raise awareness of islands and their unique biodiversity.

The Night Watch

I would like to share my first experience at NCC as a new staff member. My first assignment was working on the Guttural Toad project which was interesting as it involved working during the night while all of the NCC staff were hopefully enjoying a good night’s rest.