Located on the Cape Flats near the suburbs of Fairways, Southfield, Heathfield, Grassy Park, and Retreat, Princess Vlei forms the gateway to the wetlands system of the False Bay Ecology Park
So what is a threatened species? How does a species become threatened with extinction? South Africa is currently home to around 20 000 known species of plants, constituting around 10% of all plant species found on Earth.
The City Nature Challenge 2020 will be taking place from 24-27 April, with iNaturalist identifications for City Nature Challenge being permitted up until the 3 May.
Janet Gates, Horticulturist in charge of Special Collections at the Gardens, reports that the forest section is looking very good indeed and that the hard work done by BotSoc’s volunteers has made all the difference!
Found in the lowlands at the heart of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region, the lowland renosterveld of South Africa’s Overberg is one of the most biodiverse and yet most threatened habitats on earth.
Despite rain in Cape Town, the day was not disrupted, in fact the sky cleared. Before going out to the veld, the Flower Valley management were keen to share their enthusiasm for all the activities Flower Valley Trust
All life on earth depends on plants. They feed us, they clothe us and more than 40% of our medicines are derived from them. Plants can modify weather systems
The Botanical Society is delighted to announce that we are raising funds to make possible publication of an exciting new plant book. ‘Cultures, Cures and Curiosities
The Overberg area is also home to several fantastic conservation organisations that work tirelessly to conserve threatened habitats in this area.
A team of conservation heroes have now come together to save the home of the Albertina Sisulu Orchid at Sugarbush Ridges, in an effort to bring about conservation
Professor Neil Crouch was presented with the Marloth Medal in a light-hearted ceremony at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Monday, 22 October.
“I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment”. Nelson Mandela
Conservation is nothing without the conservationists. This career can take one from roles as diverse as fundraising and marketing for nonprofits to biodiversity monitoring of threatened species in the field.