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04 July 2015
No matter your ability, everyone is welcome to participate in the 5 km Parkrun on Saturdays in the Pretoria National...
04 July 2015
Join us for a fascinating short lecture about the senses of plants, how they communicate and their behaviour. In a world beset by...
05 July 2015
Simphiwe Dana is a Xhosa singer and song-writer. Due to her unique combination of Jazz, Afro-soul, Rap and Traditional music, she...

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30 June 2015
Theme garden to increase public awareness and support conservation efforts.Read more
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24 June 2015
SANBI’s Fatima Parker-Allie will seek to develop a curriculum for biodiversity informatics as part of her work.Read more
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24 June 2015
The annual Biodiversity Planning Forum draws together biodiversity planners from all over South Africa.Read more
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17 June 2015
The community of Paul Roux in the Free state was encouraged to learn about the environment and its conservation.Read more

Plants of the week

This little-known genus of bulbs from further north, reminds you of what?

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This red flowered watsonia likes damp sites and flowers well after fire.

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Animal of the week

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The Blue Crane, South Africa's national bird, is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List.

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How well do you know your bulbs?

Cryptostephanus, one of our Plants of the Week, is closely  related to which genus?

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