Our students come from all over the sadc region, where they work to protect our shared natural and cultural heritage by safe-guarding threatened wildlife, managing protected areas and associated cultural landscapes, and integrating the needs of conservation and local communities. heritage day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their many cultures and the wonderful diversity of the southern african wildlife college community! here are some of our advanced and higher certificate students dressed for the occasion #heritageday#strongertogether#celebrate#diversity#southernafrica#sadc#conservation#students#sawc#wildlifecollege
the @marineconservationphilippines volunteers split up into a few groups on saturday to clean up several sites on negros oriental. our team, with the help of the awesome locals, picked up 250kg of trash in an hour and got it all catagorised the following few hours!
w h y should we be picking up trash from beaches?
because we do not want it in the oceans. hundreds of thousand marine animals misktake it for food or get caught up in it and die needlessly every year.
how long does plastic take to "degrade" in the ocean? (it never fully disappears...) bags: 20 years
straws: 200 years
fishing line: 600 years
plastic bottle: 450 years
drink can: 200 years