News – Environment

Tiny fossil primate shakes evolutionary tree

Scientists have announced the discovery of the world’s oldest known fossil primate, a 55-million-year-old creature called Archicebus achilles, which shows changes that happened at a crucial branch in our evolutionary tree.

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What Water Week 2013 means at Maropeng

Water Day on 22 March and National River Day on 25 March are designed to raise awareness of the immeasurable value of Earth’s life-giving liquid resource. What is Maropeng doing to help grow awareness of water conservation and preservation?

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World Water Day 2013 – International Year of Water Co-operation

In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Co-operation. This year’s World Water Day, which will take place on 22 March, will also be dedicated to water co-operation.

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Maropeng celebrates World Environment Day

Maropeng is looking forward to celebrating World Environment Day on Tuesday, June 5.

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UNISA students learn about nature conservation at Maropeng

This week at the Cradle of Humankind, 80 UNISA students are getting hands their hands dirty learning about the natural environment.

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Earth Hour 2012 and innovative ways to green your planet

On Saturday, March 31, people across the world will switch off their lights for an hour from 20h30, to mark Earth Hour 2012.

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Conserving water in the Cradle of Humankind

Conserving water resources is a major priority for the Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng’s only World Heritage Site.

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Maropeng awarded gold heritage status for going green

Maropeng, the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind, has been awarded a gold certificate of membership by the Heritage Environmental Management Company for its commitment to sustainable business practices.

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Maropeng celebrates World Wetlands Day 2012

Maropeng is committed to sustainability and fostering respect for the environment. Today we celebrate World Wetlands Day, which marks the date of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971.

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Responsible tourism mobile app now available to green travellers

It’s here – the Apple Green Globe App – and Maropeng is among South Africa’s hottest green tourist attractions looking to benefit from this recently launched app. 

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