The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: Nature

Climate Change Drives Migration Crisis; New Research Calls for Urgent Action

Stock photo by Matt Palmer.

Mounting evidence highlights the deepening impact of climate change on human migration and the necessity for immediate global action. A recent study published in One Earth emphasizes the need for urgent research into climate-induced migration patterns. Led by Dr Nicholas Simpson (African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town), the study emphasizes the vital […]

Coastal Crisis: Cape Town’s “Dirty Secret” Threatens Ocean Health

Milnerton Lagoon, Cape Town. Photo by #ReThinkTheStink.

Cape Town has submitted a report to the Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Environment summarizing the results of a recent 60-day public comment period regarding discharge permits for the city’s marine outfalls. The report includes comments and concerns raised by the public, and the Minister will consider these inputs before deciding on appeals to permits […]

Human Activity Stresses Knysna’s Lone Female Elephant, Studies Confirm

Photo of a female elephant in Knysna forest by filmmaker Ryan Davy.

GARDEN ROUTE – Recent studies by South African National Parks (SANParks) have shed light on the well-being of the solitary female elephant inhabiting the Knysna forest. The organisation conducted a detailed assessment of the elephant’s physiological and behavioural patterns to guide future management decisions. Stress hormone analysis of the elephant’s dung revealed fluctuations based on […]

Vaal River Ecological Crisis Escalates: Urgent Action Needed to Save Vital Water Source

Vaal River as seen on 10 February 2024.

SOUTH AFRICA – The hyacinth issue on the Vaal River has reached alarming levels, exacerbated by the invasion of water lettuce, raising concerns over the collapse of wastewater treatment infrastructure. A recent Twitter outcry by concerned citizens sheds light on the severity of the problem, prompting urgent calls for government intervention. Users shared images of […]

SANParks Initiates Management Plan for Robben Island Marine Protected Area

Photo taken from Table Mountain by Tom Podmore.

In a significant move towards the conservation of South Africa’s marine biodiversity, the South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced the commencement of the Management Plan for the Robben Island Marine Protected Area (MPA). This initiative falls under the broader framework of Table Mountain National Park and aims to engage the public in shaping the […]

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