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Winners In The 2019 Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

On 15 September 2019, during the opening ceremony of the 80th Skål World Congress held onboard the Royal Caribbean “Symphony of the Seas” – SAASA was awarded the prestigious accolade of being Global “Major Tourist Attraction”, making SAASA the official winners of the 2019 Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the category of Major Tourist Attraction.

Our African Grey Project

The aim: Finding a decent solution for the washouts of the African Grey Parrot pet industry in South Africa, a new home for ex-pet African Grey Parrots.

Why Tamhf Changed To Saasa

The Touch a Monkey’s Heart Foundation (TAMHF) sanctuaries – named Monkeyland and Birds of Eden – provide the primates and birds who live there with a stable environment, one with permanence and where there is definitely no exploitation.

The Region’s Fauna And Flora

The natural vegetation is a mix of coastal Fynbos which comprises of numerous Proteas (Protea caffra), Erica (Erica mammosa) and many bulb species like Watsonias (Watsonia meriana) and Gladiolas (Gladiolus communis), as well as temperate high forest known as the Tsitsikamma forests.

The Dangers Of Captive Wildlife Petting

Written by Anna Breytenbach As promised, here’s an overview about why petting of wildlife – even/especially young animals – is a dangerous and unethical practice. I wrote this some time back in addressing concerns about the majority of animal parks who thrive on this tourist activity under the thin excuse of conservation education. I offer this view in an effort to ensure the long-term survival of the few ethical places where good practices and conservation messages can cont...