Andrea von Gunten: Conservation – Save the Karoo! Say NO to Fracking

Working for CREW, we sometimes get sent on really cool missions like this one, which I like to call the Karoo Expedition. We spent 12 days in the Northern Cape, Karoo area, collecting data and assessing vegetation condition to summarize the vast area which has been neglected in terms of [...]

Andrea von Gunten: The BIG 02 CHALLENGE continues at Heartlands Baby Sanctuary

On the 21 August 2015 I took the Big 02 Challenge to the Heartlands Baby Sanctuary in Somerset West. It was a beautiful day, planting 6 trees in around the building and beautifying the playground for the children. The day would not have been possible without the sponsor from Stone [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Presenting on Conservation and Tourism at the Cape Milner Hotel

I was honoured to have the opportunity of attending as well as presenting a talk at the Annual Extraordinary Hotels and Safari Lodges Event at the Cape Milner Hotel in Cape Town. Extraordinary features a collection of luxurious game lodges and hotels in Southern Africa. The criteria for Extraordinary properties [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Supporting Raptor Conservation and creating awareness at Eagle Encounters

Eagle encounters is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, education and eco-tourism centre based at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm in the Somerset West area of Cape Town. Myself and fellow Miss Earth SA Finalist, Denicke Cronje, had the opportunity of visiting this special place during our Miss Earth Journey. On [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Bringing people and Conservation together at the Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser Event

What an incredible initiative to have been a part of representing Miss Earth South Africa at the Cape Leopard Trust Annual Fundraiser Event hosted at the beautiful Leopards Leap Family Vineyards in Franschoek. It was a spectacular day to say the least, honouring the amazing work that the Cape Leopard [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Learning about recycling with my Ward Councillor at the Kraaifontein Recycling Plant

On the 13th August 2015 I visited the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Plant with my Ward Councillor, Gerhard Fourie. Mr Fourie has been a great support in terms of my Miss Earth South Africa projects and putting me in contact with the right people. He arranged a visit to this [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Learning about recycling with my Ward Councillor at the Kraaifontein Recycling Plant

On the 13th August 2015 I visited the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Plant with my Ward Councillor, Gerhard Fourie. Mr Fourie has been a great support in terms of my Miss Earth South Africa projects and putting me in contact with the right people. He arranged a visit to this [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Bringing people and Conservation together at the Cape Leopard Trust Fundraiser Event

What an incredible initiative to have been a part of representing Miss Earth South Africa at the Cape Leopard Trust Annual Fundraiser Event hosted at the beautiful Leopards Leap Family Vineyards in Franschoek. It was a spectacular day to say the least, honouring the amazing work that the Cape Leopard [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Fynbos Forum – Beyond Boundaries Research Conference

I had the amazing opportunity of attending the annual Fynbos Forum Research Conference from the 3nd – 7th August 2015 held in Montagu this year. The Fynbos Forum is an affiliation of researchers, planners, managers, landowners and a range of other stakeholders that meet annually to discuss management issues and [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Leave only footprints Cape Town Beach Cleanup

On the 1st August 2015 I assisted with one of many beach clean-ups that took place at various Cape Town beaches on that beautiful sunny day. The Cape Town Beach Cleanup Organisation is a team of people that are motivated, passionate and dedicated to keeping our beaches in Cape Town [...]

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