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May 22

The Big Biodiversity Challenge 2024 (Western Cape)

May 22 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Western Cape Environmental Education Friends (WCEEF), together with members CapeNature, SANBI, Nature Connect, SANParks and the Two Oceans Aquarium, is thrilled to announce a new competition for children in grades 6 – 9.

The competition calls on students to submit projects that offer solutions to any of the many threats facing biodiversity. These solutions can take the form of a scientific project, creative arts project, or social project. The goal is to encourage critical thinking and creativity in addressing issues such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, habitat destruction, uncontrolled fires, and climate change, which all contribute to the decline of biodiversity.

The competition is open to all schools in the Western Cape and submissions can be made individually or in pairs. Participants will have the chance to win exciting prizes.

All students in grade 6 – 9 are encouraged to participate, and it is recommended that teachers motivate their students to enter this competition and become part of the movement to protect biodiversity. For more information email munzhedzi.muhanelwa@sanparks.org


How to enter:

 Step 1: Think you have the solutions to the threats facing the Biodiversity of the Western Cape?

Step 2: Share your ideas and projects with us and stand a chance to win cool prizes for you or your school.

Step 3: Submit your solutions in writing before the closing date (you may include photographs or a video attachment to your write up) to The Big Biodiversity Challenge Competition entry form. Remember to add your name, age, school name and contact teacher/ principal (telephone & cell phone number).

Step 4: Competition finalists will be invited to attend the prize giving ceremony during the commemoration of International Day of Biological diversity event in October 2024.

Competition Rules & Guidelines

  • Competition opened on 22 May 2024
  • Competition closes on 11 September 2024

Please make sure to read the T&C’s below and check out the posters to share with your school network!

The Big Biodiversity Challenge- TC’s


May 22 @ 8:00 am
September 11 @ 5:00 pm
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Western Cape Government
Nature Connect
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
South African National Parks (SANParks)
The Western Cape Environmental Education Friends (WCEEF)
Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation