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World Environment Day: Polyco sponsors R960 000 for bursaries to study environmental conservation.

In celebration of World Environment Day and this year’s theme: “Our Land, Our Future. We are #GenerationRestoration”,  Polyco is proud to announce its sponsorship of academic bursaries for eight students to pursue Environmental Studies at the Academy For Environmental Leadership SA (AEL) based in Upington in the Northern Cape. As a registered plastics Producer Responsibility […]

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World Environment Day: Leading the Charge in Land Restoration and Drought Resilience

Every year on 5 June, we observe World Environment Day, a day to take action to preserve our natural surroundings. This year we turn our attention to Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience. At the Academy for Environmental Leadership, we are passionate about developing future leaders and being stewards of our planet’s future. Consider this […]

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AUGRABIES FALLS NATIONAL PARK VISIT

The Augrabies Falls National Park is located in the desolate semi-arid landscape of the northern reaches of the Northern Cape. The falls, known by the locals as the “place of great noise”, is accentuated by solitary quiver trees, rocky outcrops, and the mighty Orange River, giving it a mystical feel which makes exploring the park […]

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WELCOMING THE 2024 COHORT

We are delighted to share highlights from our Welcoming ceremony held at the Academy for Environmental Leadership SA on 19 February when we welcomed an inspiring group of students and their parents. Dr. Matthys Strydom, Head of the Academic Program, extended a warm welcome to the Class of 2024 and introduced the AEL management team […]

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ENDOWING YOUNG SOUTH AFRICANS AS CUSTODIANS OF OUR ECO-SENSITIVE FUTURE

By Dr Dave Pepler, AEL Co-founder and Guest Lecturer Conservation biology is not a science, but rather a complex, multidisciplinary management system that requires individuals to navigate a highly intricate environment. People are key to conservation – we engage in it and are affected by it, which is why social science, economics, law, and politics […]

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MAPPING CONSERVATION ECOLOGY AS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND INTEGRATED FIELD OF STUDY

By Dr Brent Abrahams Brent Abrahams    |  PhD (Stellenbosch) Coordinator: Emerging Scholars Initiative, Africa Centre for Scholarship (ACS) Stellenbosch University International I’ve always been interested in ‘nature’, in fact, many things – but ‘nature’ was a constant. When it came time to choose what to do after school, having applied to join the military to […]

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