Exotic pet trade highlighted at Crocworld Conservation Centre’s November talks

Exotic pet trade highlighted at Crocworld Conservation Centre’s November talks: Crocworld Conservation Centre on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast welcomes two dynamic speakers to the programme for the November edition of the educational monthly talks. On Saturday, 9 November, Ndivhuwo Shivambu (PMB) and Tinyiko Cavin Shivambu (PMB), PhD candidates in Zoology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), will each give a presentation on the impact of exotic pet species on the South African environment. Martin Rodrigues, Manager of Crocworld … [Read more...]

Crocworld relocates green mamba residing in forest near school

Crocworld relocates green mamba residing in forest near school: One of the many benefits of growing up on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is the incredible natural environment the children get to enjoy, an important part of which is the naturally-occurring inhabitants of the region. One such inhabitant – a green mamba – was spotted among the trees of Umdoni Christian Academy on Thursday afternoon (17 October), a school located within the lush coastal forest. The snake, identified by a teacher, was located near the entrance gate some … [Read more...]

UKZN biogeographer discusses conservatadion of the planet’s oldest living creatures at Crocworld

UKZN biogeographer discusses conservatadion of the planet’s oldest living creatures at Crocworld: The monthly talk at Crocworld Conservation Centre will welcome renowned Professor of Biogeography, Serban Proches, on Saturday, 12 October from 9am to 10am where he will discuss his informative research on the global distribution of ancient plant and animal lineages in his talk – ‘Mapping the Earliest Living Branches of the Reptilian Tree’. “We are very excited to welcome the esteemed Professor Proches to Crocword Conservation Centre for what … [Read more...]

Steve Woodhall to talk about impacts of environmental change and citizen science on butterflies at Crocworld Monthly Talk

Steve Woodhall to talk about impacts of environmental change and citizen science on butterflies at Crocworld Monthly Talk: For Steve Woodhall, a simple boyhood fascination of moths and butterflies developed into a lifelong career in lepidopterology, with many years dedicated to unearthing the behavioural patterns and discovering the many intricacies of these vibrant flying insects. A leading expert on the subject, Steve Woodhall will give the Crocworld Conservation Centre monthly talk on ‘Significant changes in the range of local butterflies’ … [Read more...]