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Saturday, 24 October 2020
Prof. Timm Hoffman wins WWF Living Planet Award 2020

The Plant Conservation Unit at UCT would like to extend hearty congratulations to Prof. Timm Hoffman on winning the WWF Living Planet Award for 2020.

Prof. Timm Hoffman, Director of the Plant Conservation Unit, won the WWF Living Planet Award for 2020. The awards ceremony was a virtual event held on Tuesday 1 September 2020. The Living Planet Award is awarded annually to extraordinary South Africans who have contributed meaningfully to conservation and have inspired people to “live in harmony with nature.”

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 12:00
rePhotoSA: New digital jigsaw puzzles

Introducing REPHOTOSA DIGITAL JIGSAW PUZZLES! We are happy to provide a more interactive way of browsing the collections available on the rePhotoSA website, and which is more accessible to everyone in our diverse citizen science community. Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to engage your mind and use your observation skills without needing to travel or use a camera. They challenge us to really look at the landscape and quite literally piece it together to see the full picture. They also make a fun and engaging activity for kids!

Publication Date:
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 - 13:30
NEW PAPER ALERT: Long-term changes in forest cover in a global biodiversity hotspot in southern Mozambique

A study by researchers Wataru Tokura (CB Masters 2015, UCT), Hermenegildo Matimele (CB Masters 2015, UCT), Julian Smit (Geomatics, UCT) and Timm Hoffman (PCU, UCT), titled 'Long-term changes in forest cover in a global biodiversity hotspot in southern Mozambique' was recently published in Bothalia. The full article is available here.

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 13:30
NEW PAPER ALERT: How changing fire management policies affect fire seasonality and livelihoods

A new study by PCU researchers Glynis Joy Humphrey, Lindsey Gillson and colleague Gina Ziervogel titled 'How changing fire management policies affect fire seasonality and livelihoods' was published on 10 June 2020 in Ambio. The full article is available here.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 14:45

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