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World Fish Migration Day sparks exciting adventure

Cubs and Scouts went on an exciting adventure learning about the importance of conservation and responsible practices on World Fish Migration Day.

THE Palmiet River Valley Cubs and Scouts embarked on an exciting adventure, learning about the importance of conservation and responsible practices on World Fish Migration Day on Saturday.

The event saw a great turn-out, with hands-on activities and games that educated and engaged the young participants.

University of KwaZulu-Natal post-graduates and their supervisor, Matthew Burnett, from the Institute of Natural Resources in Pietermaritzburg, showcased their equipment for fish research, displaying indigenous and invasive species from the Umvusi Stream.

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The Cubs and Scouts learned about the significance of conservation, creative activities and interesting facts around migratory fish found in their streams and rivers.

Using their imagination and creativity, they built a town around a simulated river, learning about better practices and the impact of human actions on the environment. They discovered the importance of proper waste disposal, the effects of detergents, pesticides and oil on the environment and why there are no sizeable fish left in the river.

The event was aimed to empower the Cubs and Scouts and their families, making them aware of unethical individuals and organisations that mislead and prey on the innocent. The event organisers encouraged the young participants to become responsible stewards of the environment and to always seek authentic sources of information.

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