Excitement is growing as nature lovers await the results of the City Nature Challenge, an international competition between 150 cities, including three African cities: Nairobi in Kenya, Port Harcourt in Nigeria and Cape Town (“Capetonians invited to ‘bioblitz’ reserves,” Echo April 11). It is the first time that Cape Town has participated in the challenge which took place in nature areas over four days, from Friday to Monday April 26 to 29. The results will be announced on Monday May 6, but Cape Town is presently in the lead with 44 463 observations, 3 524 species and 1 791 observers. La Paz in Bolivia is next with 39 500 observations and may catch up to Cape Town considering the time difference and the current tallies will change as observations continue to be uploaded.
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