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Does the environment need us?

Does the environment need us?

We as humans are both the cause of "natural" infections, but also the cure, and have to aid in the planets integral immune system. We need to assist, manage and…
Alien Vegetation Control Plans

Alien Vegetation Control Plans

It is often said that in conservation that, apart from rehabilitation, we cannot make any place better, we can only protect and conserve what is already there. Invasive species pose…
Juliet Crew - Picture Gallery

Juliet Crew - Picture Gallery

Follow this journey of NCC's female firefighters in this picture gallery. NCC Environmental Services, in partnership with Chrysalis Academy have embarked on an exciting journey to uplift a group...
Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Citizen science is the collection of scientific data from observations made by the general public and a method of collecting important environmental information. Citizen science has a long history which…
GIS Consulting at NCC

GIS Consulting at NCC

NCC is a leader in spatial and attribute data analytics for a wide variety of sectors. NCC uses scientifically proven methods, combined with the latest commercial and opensource technologies, to…
Botanical impact assessment

Botanical impact assessment

South Africa’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) laws as per the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) are crucial in ensuring that sustainable development is guided by informed...
Fixing accidental damage

Fixing accidental damage

When an unfortunate vehicle accident veered off the side of a steep mountain pass, the result caused considerable damage to valuable fynbos growing on the slope below the road. NCC…
NCC's Elite Wildland Firefighters

NCC's Elite Wildland Firefighters

As fires adapt to the changing natural environment, becoming bigger and stronger, so too has the response been in tackling these blazes in the form of NCC Environmental Service’s Type…
Celebrating our seas: World Oceans Day 2020

Celebrating our seas: World Oceans Day 2020

One of the last true and most important of wildernesses are the world’s oceans. Over 70% of our oxygen comes from the ocean of which only 5% has been properly…
Baboon monitoring during events

Baboon monitoring during events

Mitigating human-baboon conflict within Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) to ensure that events and productions take place effortlessly. The TMNP boasts a quota of 4.2 million visitors annually, making it…
A Private Firefighting Response

A Private Firefighting Response

Imagine having to deal not only with a runaway fire on or near your property but also the possible legal ramifications of damage caused as a result thereof. According to…
Faunal and Biodiversity Impact Assessing

Faunal and Biodiversity Impact Assessing

Biodiversity assessments are at their core in depth studies of a particular area with key focus being on variation and variability of living organisms within that particular eco-system or habitat.…
The Wildland-Urban Interface

The Wildland-Urban Interface

Now more than ever, the ability to make informed data driven decisions is paramount for project success. Over the past 10 years, NCC has become a leader in geospatial data…
COVID-19 Return to work

COVID-19 Return to work

Whilst the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for the foreseeable future, we’re all looking forward to getting back to work in line with the Risk Adjusted…
Plants regenerate after a disaster and so will we

Plants regenerate after a disaster and so will we

COVID-19 is spreading across the globe like a massive wildfire and much like a rooted plant that can’t escape a fire; we will all be affected by this COVID-19 is…
Increasing botanical biodiversity in old crop fields

Increasing botanical biodiversity in old crop fields

From time to time these fields become worn out or are no longer farmed thus being left to naturally recover. Unfortunately the activities of farming on these areas have limited…
Green-fields Airport Project

Green-fields Airport Project

The King Shaka International Airport was one of the most high profile and costly construction projects ever undertaken in KwaZulu Natal. It was also the first green-fields airport project undertaken…
Flora: Search and Rescue

Flora: Search and Rescue

Many essential developments have a downside in that they often cause habitat and associated species loss. In order to mitigate and reduce this impact, a botanical search and rescue may…
Safeguarding the Wild Coast

Safeguarding the Wild Coast

The location was successfully rehabilitated to a condition that closely resembled its natural state; allowing nature to complete the rest and Blood Diamond went on to be honoured with several…
Managing baboon-human conflict

Managing baboon-human conflict

NCC managed the City of Cape Town’s Baboon Monitoring Programme, aimed at reducing conflict between humans and baboons on the...
The All-Woman Wildland Firefighting Project

The All-Woman Wildland Firefighting Project

In a bid to increase feet on the ground for an ever changing fire season in the Western Cape, NCC Environmental Services, in partnership with Chrysalis Academy, the Consulate General…
The Salvage of the Seawin Sapphire

The Salvage of the Seawin Sapphire

Amid a winter storm in Table Bay Harbour the Seawin Sapphire, a 151 ton fishing trawler, lost engine power, dragged anchor and ran aground on Kreefte Bay Beach in Blaauwberg.…
Managing and mitigating environmental risks at Medupi

Managing and mitigating environmental risks at Medupi

The 4800 MW coal-fired Medupi power station in the Lephalale area of Limpopo Province is one of the largest construction projects in South Africa’s history. During the six-year construction period,…