World Network of Biosphere Reserves, 2017 Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …

Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center The Maropeng Visitors Centre – maropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from.” The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, …

South Africa

Photo: Martin Heigan, Namaqualand Hello, Rainbow Nation. South Africa is bordered to the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6rZehjfxJju6X5zJ8 Annual EventsSeptember is Tourism Month in South Africa. July 18, Nelson Mandela Day 2020 Cities …

South Africa’s Garden Route

Photo: Tom Steiner, Garden Route South Africa‘s Garden Route is the coastal strip between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean of the Southern Cape Coast. The area is neither a geographic nor a political region, so the boundaries are open to discussion. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/nourVqpjPL5VmMSk8 The Garden Route straddles the N2 national route and includes …

Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Photo: South African Tourism Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/utSxmnkaz96RS2GE9 Table Mountain National Parksanparks.org/parks/table_mountain Cablewaytablemountain.nethealth and safetyfloral [email protected] Wikipedia: Table Mountain (Khoekhoe: Huri ‡oaxa, mountain rising from the sea; Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the …

Karoo

The Karoo is a semi desert natural region of South Africa. HeadlinesThe ‘firewalkers’ of Karoo: Dinosaurs and other animals left tracks in a ‘land of fire’Karoo MTB Tour – Ralph Pina Elsewhere on the Webhttp://karoospace.co.za VideosHappy WikipediaKaroo WikipediaKaroo WikipediaKaroo Planeta

This Week: #CoP17

September 24-October 5The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hashtags: #COP17 #CITESCOP17 This will be the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES held on the African continent since CITES came into force on 1 July 1975, but it will the first held …

CapeTown7s

Cape Town, South AfricaDecember 13-15 http://www.capetown7s.com: the Mother City will once again host over 115,000 rugby fans from all over the world as the Cape Town leg of the International HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series comes to South Africa. The world’s fittest and fastest rugby players will entertain capacity crowds as they fight for glory, …