Garden Route Declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Garden Route Declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve On the 15th of June 2017, the South African Government News Agency published the good news that the Garden Route has been declared a biosphere reserve. Below is the full story. Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the approval of the Garden Route as a Unesco […]

22 April: Earth Day

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to be celebrated on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, at an […]

Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo Declared Protected Environment in the Eastern Cape

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs B E E Molewa, on Friday, 31 March 2016, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (NEMPAA), 2003, in Proclamation No. 39891 of 2016. The Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment (MZCPE) is located between Camdeboo and Mountain Zebra National Parks in […]