Leopard activity continues on FNB W2W MTB routes

On a morning that social media is awash with reaction to photos of three morons in Zambia with their trophy leopard kills, take a moment to look at these beautiful specimens! It warms my heart to know that we have people doing some outstanding work here in South Africa, and that they receive support from all over — in this case the very popular FNB Wines2Whales MTB events!

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Sporting events in National Parks

The Otter African Trail Run takes place annually in the Tsitsikamma Section of the SANParks run Garden Route National Park. Before entering the 2010 event, I had an enlightening chat with Galeo Saintz (Rim of Africa) about his concerns over the use of the Otter Trail for such an event. This caused me to be curious as to a number of aspects of the event, and I am satisfied that the information at hand leads me to believe that the organisers, Magnetic South, have worked together with SANParks to ensure that the event benefits the Trail, and does not create more of an impact on the area than the existing trail already does.

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Baboon Matters challenge further euthanising of baboons on the Cape Peninsula

According to this article on IoL http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/stop-baboon-killings-urge-conservationists-1.1376275#.UEcRq43ibIU, Baboon Matters has started legal proceedings against the authorities to prevent the further planned euthanising of baboons on the Peninsula.

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The Black Eagle Project with Megan Murgatroyd at Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre

On 22 August 2012, Megan Murgatroyd of The Black Eagle Project gave a presentation at the Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal Walk. Right from the outset, it is clear that Megan has clearly seen significantly more of Africa than I have, and I am particularly envious of the time she has spent in the Cederberg.

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