New species a week by Giulia De Amicis

” Infographics and illustrations about animal species and curiosities from the natural world. The project was initially thought and proposed as a content dedicated to a weekly science column for magazines and newspapers. Presenting endangered, unique or peculiar species as well as comparing pattern behaviour between animals, the … Continued

VERGE Exhibition Artists’ Unique Art Styles come with Equally Unique Backstories

The artists participating in VERGE exhibition are definitely talented, but this talent doesn’t come from natural abilities. Their unique artistic styles come from hard work, exploring and life lessons. But what story hides behind the talent? If you have missed … Continued

SANCCOB Saving our Seabirds with one Remarkable Decision

SANCCOB, a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-134) exists purely because of one person’s decision. Behind this decision is a lot more than a simple “I will do this”. What stands behind SANCCOB and what do they do for the environment … Continued

VERGE Exhibition Artists Reveal their Connection with Nature through their Work

With all the noise around us, it can be difficult to hear our inner voice. Yet these artists are in tune with the connection they have with nature. Guided by their inner want, they create their voice in their own specific … Continued

Pledge Nature Reserve: The Reserve with a Beautiful Story

Pledge Nature Reserve has quite the story behind its origin. This reserve is about 10ha and can be found in the heart of Knysna. Showing off the green vegetation, it’s hard to imagine that it was anything but protected and … Continued

VERGE Exhibition Fine Art Artists Brings Life to Their Work

With VERGE exhibition slowly creeping closer, we would like to introduce to you our artists. They all work hard to bring their love for nature, their need to conserve and their amazing artistic talent together for you. From here on … Continued

The Passion that Drives Nature Valley Trust

Have you ever tried to do something that you really have a passion for? That passion propels you further than you thought possible. Nature Valley Trust (NVT) has that drive. As such, this non-profit oganisation has reached plenty of remarkable … Continued

Thoughts on extinction

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From: Art and endangered species: eye candy, or action? by Dustin Welbourne “…National Geographic magazine has been publishing brilliant wildlife pictures since 1906, and publishing articles about endangered species earlier still, yet problems persist. In the November 1900 issue of National Geographic John … Continued

Knysna Basin Project Forms the Heart of Knysna Conservation

It’s easy to fall in love with Knysna’s ferns, lush forest and fantastic ocean views. But it is also easy to forget about the conservation efforts that help keep it this way. Knysna Basin Project can be seen at the … Continued

Artwork of the week: Mobility by Emma Willemse

Mobility Emma Willemse Installation view at Hoofstraat Conceptual, Riebeek Kasteel. Eucalyptus bark, wooden shelf, mutton cloth Part of the Eucalyptus dislocation series of Site specific installations in an ongoing investigation of the meanings generated by the Eucalyptus tree in South … Continued

I AM WATER Opens the Soul of the Blue

I AM WATER can be considered a movement rather than a foundation. I AM WATER aims to protect the only true untamed wild left, the ocean. Yet they are aware that conservation is more than telling people to stop throwing rubbish into … Continued

Artwork of the week: Inopportune – Stage Two by Cai Guo-Qiang

Inopportune: Stage Two (detail) Cai Guo-Qiang, 2004, nine life-sized tiger replicas, arrows, and mountain stage prop. Tigers: papier-mâché, plaster,fiberglass, resin, and painted hide; arrows: brass, threaded bamboo shaft, and feathers; and stage prop: Styrofoam, wood, canvas, and acrylic paint, dimensions … Continued

Biodiversity Walk with Colin Ralston

Saturday I was delighted to join a guided Biodiversity walk with Colin Ralston at the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George. It formed part of a morning of activities preceding the WESSA AGM, which was attended by WESSA members and … Continued