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29 July 2017
Join SANParks Honorary Rangers, Pretoria Region, in celebrating International Rangers Day. Food stalls will supply tasty home-...
31 July 2017
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25 July 2017
This forum is aimed at harmonising Biodiversity Information Management–sharing between SANBI and its partners.Read more
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19 July 2017
Lowveld National Botanical Garden celebrated the 2017 Mandela Day by spending time with, and planting a garden for the community of Sifunindlela Village in Kabokweni, close to White River.Read more
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19 July 2017
As part of our cycad conservation and research strategy, Kirstenbosch NBG is pleased to make available a limited number of Encephalartos latifrons seedlings to South African cycad enthusiasts.Read more
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11 July 2017
Images will be used for the publications relating to the National Biodiversity Assessment 2018, but also for other SANBI publications into the future.Read more

Plants of the week

This extremely hardy buchu thrives in both alkaline and acidic soils of the fynbos, and flowers for much of the year.

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A robust, succulent shrub that is ideal for water-wise gardens or rockeries, in arid regions.

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Animal of the week

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The Western Barn Owl are medium-sized, with long wings and a short squarish tail. They are not only the most widely distributed owl type but, also one of the most widely distributed birds on earth.

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A 10th SANBI National Botanical Garden, Kwelera NBG, is currently being developed.

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