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The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
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Two Reasons To Celebrate At Monkeyland This Week.

Baby Howler with mum at 5 days old

 
The multi-award winning primate sanctuary, Monkeyland, located in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route has double the reason to celebrate this week.
 
On Wednesday 11th March, a new Howler Monkey was born.  Both parents have been seen being very protective of the new addition to their family whilst the baby’s big sister has shown some interest in baby, but more interest in ensuring she still gets enough attention from Mum and Dad.

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Travel Market Looks At Responsible Tourism In Africa

Responsible tourism will be a key focus of the World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa), which runs from 15 to 17 April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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Law Passed: Importing Illegally Sourced Timber Is Banned In The Eu.

But what does this all mean and why should the Average Joe Bloggs care?

We all want nice furniture for our home; a wooden dining table, wooden flooring etc, but how often do you question where the wood has come from? Have you considered how your dining table came to be? From forests, often in Asia or South America, to timber factories; into Europe and the shop floor and finally into your home? 

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Eu Reaches Agreement To Cut Down On Plastic Bags

EIA welcomes Friday’s agreement by the European Union institutions on European wide measures to address lightweight plastic carrier bags.

Once adopted the new rules will allow EU countries to choose either to impose mandatory charges for plastic bags, or to introduce measures to reduce consumption of single use plastic bags to 90 bags per person by end of 2019 and 40 bags per person by the end of 2025 (the EU average in 2010 was 198).

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Join Our Instawalk At Birds Of Eden, Plettenberg Bay

On the 1st of March 2015 at 11am the Introductory #Instawalk of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance will take place at Birds of Eden.  Being our very first #Instawalk we hope to have a memorable occasion.  We will only be able to host 20 enthusiastic #Instagrammers so contact Vijver on info@saasa.org.za as soon as possible to get your name on the list.  The winner of our #InstawalkSV will receive a one year membership for them and a companion worth R1500.  This membership allows you and your companion to visit Monkeyland, Birds of Eden as well as Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary as many times as you like during a 365 day  period!  This membership will open doors to amazing #Wildlifephotography moments that will leave you breathless and who knows…maybe even put you on the map as a serious #WildlifeInstagrammer.  We are hoping to have annual #InstawalkSV throughout the year and will keep interested parties updated on the development of them.  So what are you waiting for get your name on the list ASAP!  

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The squirrel monkey is thought to be one of the most intelligent species of primate. It has the largest brain to body mass ratio of all the monkey species in the world.
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