Empowering Mozambican fishers through underwater marine research

Earlier this year, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Mozambique for a work trip that turned out to be an unforgettable adventure. As a South African, this marked my first visit to another African country, and, needless to say, the excitement was palpable. A journey across borders My journey began at Cape Town […]

Can seafood be sustainable?

If, like me, you care for our natural world, you’re often looking for more ways to make a difference for people and nature. One of the most obvious is around food and the choices we make about what we put on our plates. Enter sustainable seafood. This is a hot topic, but many of us […]

Ecotourism set to raise awareness of the African penguin

Two WWF conservation monitors take us behind the scenes of an African penguin colony at CapeNature’s Stony Point near Betty’s Bay to share insights on the role that ecotourism can play in raising awareness about the species’ battle for survival. Why the African penguin needs saving When you’re holding a tiny African penguin chick with […]

WWF-SASSI’s Sustainable Seafood Training Course

An on-trend sustainable seafood training course is now available to chef schools, the culinary industry, conservation organisations, educational institutes and community groups. This forms part of WWF-SASSI’s commitment to increase awareness about sustainability in the seafood supply chain and advocate for solutions that everyone can be part of! Chefs and culinary students are amazing ambassadors […]

New member of the WWF-SASSI team!

Alexandra is American by nature but a true Capetonian at heart. First arriving in Cape Town preceding the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown, she stayed in place while the rest of the world went back to their home countries, ultimately finding her new home in South Africa. Alexandra graduated in 2022 from the University of […]

Vodacom and WWF Partner for Marine Conservation

Collaboration between Vodacom South Africa and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has set the tone for a global partnership prioritising the conservation of our oceans. The first-of-its-kind global partnership, which started in South Africa in 2010, will see Vodacom SA and other Vodafone markets strengthen their commitments to the protection of biodiversity as well […]

6 Ways to Help the Endangered African Penguin

The African Penguin is an indicator species and plays a vital role in the ocean ecosystem, so its dwindling numbers are an alarm bell showing there’s something seriously wrong in this ecosystem. The African penguin is the only penguin species endemic to Africa. It’s found only in Namibia and South Africa. Penguins are undeniably charismatic […]

New C.A.R.E App for Coastal Area Reporting & Engagement

A mobile app is being rolled out in the Kogelberg region of the Western Cape to help ocean lovers & concerned community members report incidents ranging from poaching to wild fires and pollution along this special coastline. The Kogelberg C.A.R.E. app is an important step towards enhancing Coastal Area Reporting and Engagement (C.A.R.E.) in the […]

Kogelberg’s Marine & Coastal Community Monitors

Our WWF Marine Team in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve have trained and upskilled local Marine & Coastal Community Monitors, as you may have read in our last newsletter. Since the MCCM’s are spreading their wings beyond WWF, we thought we would check how they’re doing!  Previous article: Marine and Coastal Community Monitors (MCCM’s) Juggling between […]

Go green (not red!) this festive season

On-trend with growing environmental concerns worldwide, more environmentally conscious South Africans are choosing ‘green’ not ‘red’ when it comes to festive season dishes this year. That’s because choosing ‘green’ is the easy, healthy, environmentally friendlier and delicious way to ensure your dining choices – and your consumer spend – contribute to a better world, whether […]