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Dr Mariëtte Wheeler, who has overwintered twice on Marion Island as an ornithological field assistant, organised an Earth Day 2022 event at Protea Heights Academy (PHA), where she currently teaches Life and Marine Sciences. The event was focused on creating Ocean Awareness among the learners and teachers. ALSA was invited to attend and exhibit at […]

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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2022(1)

WWD 2022 Theme: “Recovering key species within ecosystems” The invasive mice on Marion Island and Gough Island have devastating effects on seabirds that breed in the sub-Antarctic, affecting the ecosystems on these islands. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has kicked off the Gough Island Restoration programme in the austral summer of […]

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South Africa has been a gateway to Antarctica since early days and many vessels have since departed from Cape Town Harbour as well as Simon’s Town Harbour. South Africa maintain a presence on Antarctica since 1959, below SANAE IV Base, read more about it on the SANAP website and browse through the images on the […]

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Midwinter on the 21st of June is the main celebration of the year in Antarctica on most national bases. It comes in the middle of winter on the shortest day of the year outside the Antarctic Circle and at the pivot point of the period of continuous darkness inside the Antarctic Circle. Midwinter is the […]

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On the 18th April 2021 we observe World Heritage Day which seeks to spread awareness of our rich cultural diversity and highlight the importance of preserving our heritage. The importance and purpose of celebrating World Heritage Day is to educate the younger generation to establish their legacy, respect our diverse cultures and preserve global heritage […]

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The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s (ALSA) aim is to preserve and promote the legacy. Before the project started in 2009 many issues concerning the history, sociology, and influence of South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic region lie largely frozen under a mountain of unsorted information, access. Since then the project made a large amount […]

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On 9 October each year World Post Day is celebrated, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The […]

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2020 World Maritime Day theme is “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet” With the connection of Antarctica, the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa highlights the vessels that crossed  the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. South Africa has a long maritime history and a long history as the Gateway to Antarctica via the Southern Ocean.  Today we […]

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Living heritage is the foundation of all communities and an essential source of identity and continuity. The South African National Antarctic Programme is such a community within South Africa.                                        To celebrate our polar heritage on Heritage […]

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On July 28 annually, World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy society.   “Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of manking” – Gifford Pinchot.” This year we highlight the conservation of the  Prince Edward Islands. ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT 73 […]