News – Environment

April 22, 2014: Maropeng celebrates World Earth Day

At Maropeng we take environmental conservation very seriously. Our Earth is precious and delicate, and it’s the only home we have. On April 22 every year we celebrate World Earth Day by reflecting on the many ways we contribute to a cleaner, greener, more sustainable planet.

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Make a promise for #EarthHourZA

Maropeng is joining the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) in calling on individuals, businesses and organisations to make a promise to honour the Earth for Earth Hour this Saturday.

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Harry’s fast facts for World Forestry Day

If trees keep being cut down at the current rate, the world’s rainforests will vanish within 100 years. This will affect our global climate and destroy the majority of plant and animal species on the planet, says Harry the Hominid, Maropeng’s spokeshominid.

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Jane Goodall spreads message of hope on eve of her 80th birthday

When primatologist and activist Jane Goodall was four-and-a-half years old, she carried out her first scientific experiment. While visiting a farm from London, it was her job to collect the eggs, but something puzzled her: How did the egg get out of the chicken?

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Sharing the fossil wealth of the Karoo trail

  • February 05, 2014 | Christine Marot | Category: Environment

Looking at the semi-desert Karoo landscape of today, it’s hard to believe that it was once a luxuriant floodplain abounding in prehistoric life.

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Eco-friendly fun for kids this holiday

The winter school holidays are upon us! By now you’ve no doubt ticked off most items on your list of things to do and see with the kids, and very nearly exhausted your holiday budget.

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Maropeng raises population issues this World Population Day

World Population Day, observed annually on 11 July, is an event that seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.

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World Population Day 2013: Maropeng highlights impact of global population growth

It is estimated that the global population will reach nine billion by 2050. In recognition of World Population Day, which is celebrated annually on 11 July, Maropeng urges all South Africans to become increasingly aware of overpopulation and the ensuing effects on the planet.

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Maropeng celebrates our natural heritage

Scientists in central China recently found the oldest known fossil primate, a 55-million-year-old creature which shows a crucial branch in our evolutionary tree and was hailed as a “close cousin of humans”. It weighed about the same as a small bar of chocolate and was probably an insectivorous tree-dweller, much like a bush baby.

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International Year of Water Co-operation

The United Nations has declared this the year of water co-operation to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased co-operation and the challenges facing water management as global demand increases.

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