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World Mosquito Day 2020

by Lisa Stalknecht Today is world mosquito day. Mosquitoes, who doesn’t know them? The name mosquito comes from the Spanish word which means ‘Little fly’. Mosquitoes are very infamous for their character trait to suck our blood on leaving an itchy bump. But, why are...

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Week One of an NVT internship

Week One of an NVT internship

by Jax Bath On the 5th of July, I arrived in the sleepy town of Nature’s Valley, excited to begin a 6-month conservation internship with the trust. My first interaction with NVT was back in March of 2019 when I was lucky enough to attend a marine evening dedicated to...

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The Chapter of a Lifetime

The Chapter of a Lifetime

Where to even begin… In early 2019 I was afforded the greatest opportunity of being selected as one of 50 individuals to take part in the WWF-SA Environmental Leaders Internship Program. I still remember waking up to an email from Mark offering me a position at...

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Water Pollution

Water Pollution

Photo by Claudia_Letz from Pixabay Keeping water clean is essential to the continuation of the human race and the world as a whole. Of all the water that covers 70% of the earth, only 2.5% is freshwater, and most of that is contained within glaciers and ice, and...

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Leap day for frogs!

Leap day for frogs!

by Ben Wilson The 29th of February 2020 not only adds a whole extra day to our calendar year, but it also celebrates a leap day for frogs! The Endangered Wildlife Trust initiative aims to raise much-needed awareness of the plight of our froggy friends and serves as a...

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Conservation and wildlife encounters

Conservation and wildlife encounters

by Ide Uitentuis Lauren, a WWF intern at NVT, picked me up at the airport and brought me back to the intern house, where I found a lovely welcoming letter with NVT polo shirts, an NVT hat, and a buff. Since I’ve been the only international intern at that time, I was...

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A time full of glee with the NVT

A time full of glee with the NVT

by Samuel Karlsson Straight away when I arrived in South Africa I was very well received by Kellyn, an NVT staff member who picked me up from the airport in George and drove me to the intern house in Nature’s Valley. Right off the bat, it was all about getting to know...

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My Time at NVT

My Time at NVT

by Jappe Rempe   After flying for 20 hours, I and my good friend and travel companion Daniël finally arrived at the beautiful scenery of South Africa. Coming from The Netherlands, stepping out of the plane in the warm (winter!) sun surrounded by mountains was a very...

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