Helderberg Nature Reserve

Photo: Delyth Angharad Helderberg Nature Reserve is a 398-hectare nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. This nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains. Its 398 hectares consist mostly of “Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos” with smaller patches of “Boland Granite Fynbos” and “Southern Afrotemperate Forest.” The visitor center is open daily …

Abijatta-Shalla National Park

Photo: Ninara, Shala Lake Abijatta-Shalla National Park is located in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region and the Ethiopian Highlands region, 200 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and east of the Ziway–Shashamane highway. It contains 887 square kilometers including the Rift Valley lakes of Abijatta and Shalla. The two lakes are separated by three kilometers of hilly land. …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa? (2018)

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Nubia

Nubia is a region along the Nile river located in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt. It was one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Northeastern Africa. Twitter @NubiaInitiative Wikipedia Nubia Planeta.com Africa

Central African Republic

Photo The Central African Republic borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west. FYI: Central Africa is a core region of the African continent which includes Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the …

Lesotho

Photo Lesotho is ‘the roof of southern Africa’ and is the only country to lie entirely above 1 thousand meters altitude. Lesotho’s high point – Thabana Ntlenyana at 3,482 meters – is southern Africa’s highest peak and the highest African peak, south of Kilimanjaro. Wikipedia Lesotho Planeta.com Africa

Nelson Mandela Centennial (2018)

Photo: South Africa Government, President Cyril Ramaphosa and former US President Barack Obama at 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture (Some rights reserved) July 2018 in South Africa – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Video Obama comments 02:15:00 Transcripthttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/17/politics/barack-obama-mandela-speech-transcript/index.html Headlineshttps://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-nelson-mandela-lecture-barack-obama-johannesburghttp://ewn.co.za/2018/07/17/madelalecture-ramaphosa-obama-arrive-at-wanderers-stadiumhttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-07-18-barack-obama-shines-a-light-on-our-strange-and-uncertain-times/https://www.thesouthafrican.com/obama-ramaphosa-nelson-mandela-lecture/ Government Announcementhttp://www.thepresidency.gov.za/speeches/remarks-president-cyril-ramaphosa-16th-nelson-mandela-annual-lecture%2C-wanderers-stadium%2C Bingo2008 Economic Crisis – 9/11 – Apartheid – Backlash – …

Paddle for 67 KM to raise funds for Shongwein Resource Reserve

On Mandela Day (July 19), Conservation Guardians – http://conservationguardians.blogspot.com – hosts PADDLE FOR 67 KM to raise funds for a beautiful pristine reserve that needs your help. Conservation Guardians has been awarded the massive challenge of rescuing the Shongwein Resource Reserve, 1,700 hectares of pristine biodiversity and home to 12 Giraffe, 12 Buffalo and a …