Category Archives: Conservation

“Saving the Cranes” talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

April’s Species Conservation lecture series at Crocworld Conservation Centre will be presented by Ryne Ferguson, the Reserve Manager and Special Projects Coordinator at the KwaZulu-Natal Crane Foundation. His presentation on Saturday, 8 April, will focus on the three species of cranes found in South Africa, as well as the projects covered by the KwaZulu-Natal Crane Foundation.


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Izinyoni Indigenous Nursery Shares Tips on how to Get Your Lawn Ready for the Summer

With summer upon us, South Africans are enjoying family braais in the garden, or lazing around the pool in the blazing sun. The Izinyoni Indigenous Nursery has great advice on how to get the perfect rolling green lawns for the summer months. The nursery which stocks a variety of indigenous plants and fertilizers, aims to help avid local gardeners by sharing some gardening tips.


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‘The Challenges Facing Our Wildlife’ Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

On Saturday, 08 October, Crocworld Conservation Centre will be presenting a talk by Director of the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Paul Hoyte. Hoyte will be talking about ‘The Challenges Facing Our Wildlife’ as part of Crocworld Conservation Centre’s monthly lecture series.


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Crocworld Conservation Centre nurtures the youth’s love of trees this Arbor Day

With the ever increasing effects of climate change becoming more evident daily, the need to educate the nation’s youth about the importance of the natural environment becomes more urgent. Crocworld Conservation Centre, based in Scottburgh, once again took up this noteworthy cause on Arbor Day, 1 September, when staff members visited the local Celekuhle Senior Primary School between 8am and 9am to donate trees and seed kits while teaching the children about nature.


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Selecting indigenous plants will help save water during the drought

Crocworld_1The ongoing drought has left many garden-lovers in despair as strict water restrictions have turned once lush gardens into desolate wastelands with plants wilted and dying. However, by selecting indigenous plants, gardens can be transformed into a wealth of colour with very little water needed.


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Butterfly Gardening on the South Coast Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

butterflyOn 12 March, Crocworld Conservation Centre will present a lecture by renowned lepidopterist Steve Woodhall on butterfly gardening on the South Coast. The talk is part of the park’s ongoing series of monthly environmental talks, all of which are geared towards giving guests a deeper understanding of Southern Africa’s fascinating flora and fauna. Woodhall’s talk will focus on the best methods for attracting butterflies to one’s garden, and is therefore guaranteed to be a success with horticultural enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


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Gardening Expert Geoff Nichols to give talk on Indigenous Medicinal Plants at Crocworld Conservation Centre

Geoff NicholsOn 13th February, renowned horticulturalist Geoff Nichols will kick off Crocworld Conservation Centre’s fourth year of monthly environmental talks. The talks, whose purpose is to inform and enthuse the general public about the exceptional flora and fauna of Southern Africa, have become increasingly popular since their inception in 2013 – with Nichols’ talk promising to bring in a larger audience than ever. The upcoming lecture is entitled “How To Grow And Conserve Indigenous Medicinal Plants”, and will give guests an insight into the twenty native species most coveted by traditional healers and herb gatherers.


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The Geological History of the South Coast Talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre

Professor Mike WatkeysOn 14 November, Crocworld Conservation Centre will be hosting the latest in its ongoing series of monthly environmental lectures, this time hosted by Professor Mike Watkeys entitled ‘How The South Coast Came To Be The South Coast: 1.3 Billion Years Of Earth History’.


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Crocworld Conservation Centre welcomes two Marabou Storks to the Crocworld Family

birdsVisitors to Crocworld Conservation Centre will now be able to make the acquaintance of Stallone and Norris, the male marabou storks recently donated to the park by the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary in Pietermaritzburg. Now happily settling in to their forever home at the Centre, the birds have become a firm favourite with guests and staff alike – perhaps because of their unique appearance.


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Yvette Ehlers Smith to give talk on Kwazulu-Natal’s Biodiverse Coastal Forests at Crocworld Conservation Centre

Yvette Ehlers Smith
Scientist Yvette Ehlers Smith will be giving a talk entitled Wildlife of the Southern Indian Ocean Coastal Forest Belt’ on the 08 August at Crocworld Conservation Centre. Those that attend will be given a fascinating insight into her work, including the methods used to monitor wildlife species, and an idea of the preliminary results that the research has yielded so far.


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