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SANBI Events

19 July 2017
What happens to all our litter and waste? Could we reduce, reuse or recycle it? Learners aged 10 - 12 will enjoy a walk in...
20 July 2017
Children aged 6 - 9 love this workshop. They enjoy a game and a story linked to the theme. They are led into Kirstenbosch...
29 July 2017
Join SANParks Honorary Rangers, Pretoria Region, in celebrating International Rangers Day. Food stalls will supply tasty home-...

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19 June 2017
The conference aims to bring together researchers, students, ecological consultants, bat groups and statutory and non-statutory organisations.Read more
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19 June 2017
The Forum will allow the biodiversity planning community of practice to explore how our work links or could link with other spatial planning initiatives including planning for protected area buffers.Read more
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14 June 2017
During this expedition I got to work alongside some of the country’s top marine scientists and observe the use the ROV, diving to depths of up to 230 metres. During these exciting dives, I was blown away by the complex diversity of marine life-forms.Read more
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29 May 2017
This keyhole garden is made from recyclable material, which promotes environmental sustainability and food security, if used in permaculture gardening.Read more

Plants of the week

This elusive shrublet is a localized species with a restricted natural habitat. Not too many people have seen this dainty plant, which makes it extremely special indeed. It has yellow flowers, with reddish maroon bracts protecting the petals. Its prostrate habit and nodding flowers, make this an interesting plant for a rockery or perhaps a hanging basket.

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A cormous plant with beautiful, variously spotted, pink, red or purple flowers on a white background, in summer.

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Animal of the week

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Aardvarks have strong claws on each of their spade-like feet, which, along with the fact that their hind legs are longer than their front legs, assist with their burrowing habit.

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

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