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Archive of posts filed under the Nature category.

Open Letter: Aussies Stop Killing The Great White Shark

Open Letter to the Honorable Premier of Western Australia, Mr. Colin Barnett: Dear Mr. Premier, I’m writing to you about the Australian Shark Cull Policy, which targets various shark species, including the endangered great white. This policy was initiated late last year following a spate of fatal attacks in 2011. Despite widespread criticism in Australia, […]

Wild Horses of the Bot River: New Kid On The Block

Bot River Wild Stallions are challening for leadership after “White Diamond” returns to the herd with his mare and a two-week-old foal. Watch for the kick at 48 seconds! “Size for size, this 100 000 hectare UNESCO registered Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is home to the most complex biodiversity on our planet! Here we have some […]

5 Fishing Tips For The Eco-Friendly Fisherman

If you’re reading this, it can be assumed that you love to fish. But perhaps this is the first time you’ve stopped to consider that you can do it in a way that’s kinder to the environment. “Keep an eye out for sensitive flora and other natural elements” If this is the case, then please […]

Sunset on The Bot River Estuary #6

It’s 17:53pm as the sun dips behind the Kogelberg mountain range. The windless and warm conditions and the absolute silence magnify the beauty of the Bot River Estuary. This estuarine system lies on the eastern border of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve on the Southern tip of Africa.

Dramatic Changes On The Banks Of The Bot River Estuary

Amazing changes that have taken place in the last six months on the banks of the estuary — clean white sand, sea shells, sea weed, red-bait and cuttlefish.

Sunset On The Bot River Estuary

Just minutes after sunset and two hours after high tide, the skiff in the middle distance lies in shallow water about 50 meters (165 feet) off the shore line.

Can South Africa Win Gold Again At The 2012 Chelsea Flower Show?

South Africa will exhibit again at the famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London, which takes place in London from 22 to 26 May, 2012.

Gold In The Sky At Sunset On The Bot River Estuary

Here on the southern tip of Africa it’s 7:50pm and the sun is sinking on the beautiful Bot River Estuary. One can just make out the estuary mouth at extreme left on the horizon. The estuary mouth remains closed to the sea for long periods, sometimes years, before it opens naturally to start a new […]

Rhino Horn Poaching Massacre Reaches Record Levels

In a 22 percent increase on last year, rhino killed for their horns has risen to 405. A staggering 229 rhino were killed in the Kruger National Park alone

World Heading For Population Of 7 Billion — Really?

The tremendous increased rate of population growth has occurred in the last two centuries. In 1804 the global population was 1 billion, and it’s 7 billion today