WWF South Africa is celebrating 50 years of protecting and nurturing our natural environment, ensuring that some of the most remarkable places in Southern Africa are preserved for people and for nature.
Many of these places have become much-loved destinations for South African and international visitors, but they would not exist were it not for the significant conservation and lobbying efforts of WWF SA.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary WWF will share its journey from 1968 to 2018 in its fight to protect South Africa’s unique wild spaces, rhino populations and freshwater sources at a 50th anniversary dinner in Cape Town on 1 September.
The award-winning Habitat Deep VR will take guests on a virtual reality tour to 2068, presenting a positive setting of the future which is possible if we commit to positively impacting the earth over the next 50 years.
As a guest you will also be given the opportunity to bid for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that includes a black rhino notching expedition in KZN, and a guided trip to the Galápagos Islands.
WWF South Africa CEO Morné du Plessis says, ‘WWF’s theme as we journey into the next 50 years is: For Nature. For You. And these adventures are designed to highlight the interconnectedness of people and nature. We believe in the power of people and how we, as a collective, can positively impact this earth to realise our vision of building an equitable and sustainable future, in which both people and nature thrive.’
Being a part of WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project will be a thrilling experience. Since 2003 over 90 black rhino calves have been born on project sites and in 2017, the first calves born within the project were used to start new populations.
Many people only dream of a chance to experience the magical realm of the Galapagos Islands. Located in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, Galapagos is a group of remote volcanic islands that is home to an array of extraordinary endemic flora and fauna. The underwater world in Galápagos is one of the most pristine on the planet and the person who takes home the Galápagos experience will snorkel with sea lions, swim with turtles and scout for marine iguanas.
The evening, emceed by comedian Nik Rabinowitz, will see performances by the Gugulethu Tenors and The Rainbow Academy, a non-profit School of Performing Arts and Business in Cape Town, and a talk by the fearless, explorer Riaan Manser.
The gala dinner is made possible by WWF’s generous sponsors including Prescient, Nedbank, Sanlam, Woolworths, Spier, and Heineken.
To become part of the solution, Conde Nast House & Garden readers are invited to join WWF’s 50th anniversary fundraising dinner at the Cape Town International Convention Centre Ballroom on Saturday 1 September 2018. To book a seat (R1500 ex Vat) visit
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