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How To Open A Banana - Scientifically Proven!

This is how to open a banana.

Waste Facts

Over 42 million cubic metres of general waste is generated every year across the country, with the largest proportion coming from Gauteng province (42%) (DWAF 1997). In addition, more than 5 million cubic metres of hazardous waste is produced every year, mostly in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (due to the concentration of mining activities and fertiliser production in these provinces). The average amount of waste generated per person per day in South Africa is 0.7 kg. This is closer to the averag...

Is Commercial Conservation South African Wildlifes Hope For The Future?

There on the right appears this huge net. As we get closer it only gets larger and we see the birds. The wire netting rises high over 2.1761 hectares and encloses 375.372 cubic meters and is the world’s largest free flight multi-species bird aviary. Housing around 2,000 birds of over 160 different species living in a variety of different habitats. Wow! 

Should Camping Sites Be Star-graded?

As the TGCSA is looking into revamping its system, one of the issues raised is whether camping and caravanning sites need to be star graded.

Wow What A Little Gem The Cucumber Is

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

The Humble Cucumber Is Actually A Little Gem.

And not just for its nutritional benefits... 1. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror: it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

Monkey In Chinese Astrology

If you were born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980 or 1992, then you are a Monkey in Chinese astrology. They are desicribed as intelligent and able to influence people. An enthusiastic achiever, you are easily discouraged and confused. Your best matches are with a Dragon or a Rat and beware the Tiger.

Chinese Goose Or Swan Goose

Anser cygnoides

Story Time - The Monkey And The Crocodile

Monkey and Crocodile: Some time long ago, Crocodile and Monkey were very great friends. Crocodile lived in the river and Monkey lived on a tree which was there at the bank of the river. One day, Crocodile invited Monkey to his home for a feast. However, Monkey asked Crocodile how he could reach his home and yet he did not know how to swim. "Aaa! That is no problem!" Crocodile told Monkey. "I'll just carry you on my back and swim with you!"

Save Our Monkeys - Mauritius Exports Up To 10,000 Monkeys A Year To Labs

Save Our Monkeys is a campaign to raise awareness about the cruel exploitation of the monkeys of Mauritius.

The Ethical Eco Baby: Sustainable Diaper Choices

Eco babies. Eco diapers. Because the Earth matters - it does!

Eco Eating

Eco-Eating: Eating as if the Earth Matters (it does!)

Innovative Eco Products In Japan

What is an example of an innovative product? Examples of product innovation by a business might include a new product's invention; technical specification and quality improvements made to a product; or the inclusion of new components, materials or desirable functions into an existing product.

Biodegradable Products, Eco-friendly Compostable

Thankfully consumers have forced a shift to more biodegradable products.

The Eco Design Initiative

An eco design innitiative.

National Bird Week Educational Packages For Schools

(BirdLife South Africa's national bird week educational packages have just been released.  Dale's announcement can be seen below.  Kindly assist us by getting this information to school's in your area and remember that these lesson plans can be used throughout the year and not just next week.) Please see the below information regarding material for the up-coming bird week. Please direct your queries to Kathleen or Nikki as outlined below, or download the materials as suggested.

The Duck Song

A fun funky kiddie song.

Tour The World

Tour the world! Its such fun to meet new people and see new places.

On Tour At Monkeyland In Plettenberg Bay

Take a tour through the forest of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary with our senior guide Bert Vos. Learn how the environment these primates live in encourages them to overcome their past lives in captivity and realize their true wild nature. The relationships they have with one another is incredibly unique from anywhere else in the world and it is an amazing opportunity to see them eat, play, swing and even sing in the forest. We hope that you enjoy this short video and urge you to visit us the ...

The Spider Monkey Song

Watch and listen to this awesome spider monkey song.