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All the Small Things: In pursuit of the porcupine

Headlamps beaming, we started up the trail towards Devil’s Peak; not in pursuit of a porcupine, but of an early morning cup of coffee and a rusk with a view. As we graduated from the steep zigzags onto the contour path (a welcome relief for...

#TMFInTheField – ABI Small Grants Initiative

When true community involvement - linked to conservation, empowerment and participation - proves to be so successful, it deserves to be celebrated. In 2012, the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) put in a bid to coordinate a small grants facility through support from the Table Mountain...

All the small things: Table Mountain’s Plant Predators

One tends to imagine carnivorous plants growing in the shadowy depths of the Amazon rainforest or other exotic places across the planet. Who would have thought that we have our very own plant predators right here on Table Mountain? Drosera plants, commonly known as ‘sundews’, make...

Why aren’t Capetonians doing enough to save water?

Despite severe water restrictions, Capetonians are not doing enough to save water. In fact, in the week that Level 3B water restrictions were introduced, we consumed an average of 808 million litres per day, one million litres more than the previous week. Western Cape dam levels...