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Meet our new SMA Project Manager, Ross Kettles

Meet our new SMA Project Manager, Ross Kettles

The Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA has a new project manager to help design and implement a range of exciting ventures. Conservationist and a former game reserve warden, Ross Kettles has been appointed to the

Nature’s solutions to the Overberg air pollution

Nature’s solutions to the Overberg air pollution

Yes, even the Overberg countryside has to deal with air pollution threats. Our district may offer wide, open spaces and colourful landscapes. Still, many industries operating here make our air a little less clean.

Tracking down the source of the Nuwejaars River

Tracking down the source of the Nuwejaars River

How do you find the exact sources of the Nuwejaars River – the namesake of our conservation area? It’s not all that easy – as we found out. Researchers have highlighted one of …

Our 2017/18 annual report is available now

Our 2017/18 annual report is available now

For the SMA, it’s been vital to better understand our secretive and complex natural systems. And to then see how our conservation efforts are helping to improve …

15 years later: How we remain on-point

15 years later: How we remain on-point

And so we’re taking a moment to take stock of the achievements of the past 15 years. And to ensure our mandate still continues to meet national and international …

The good and the bad of the drought

The good and the bad of the drought

The Nuwejaars’ thirsty wetlands are enjoying some relief. After months are drought, the recent rains have helped to replenish many of the dry lakes and river.

A chance to see our wildlife

A chance to see our wildlife

For the first time, the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is showing off our rich wildlife to visitors. From Saturday 29 July, the team will offer guided tours in the SMA – including a special visit to the buffalo boma, and to the vlei.

Why do zebra have stripes?

Why do zebra have stripes?

A new study is answering this question: how and why do zebra have stripes? And the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is helping to answer this. Brenda Larison is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles …

A special visit and sighting

A special visit and sighting

Our Nuwejaars hippos really know how to impress. And they did just that when the Suidpunt Conservation Society (Suidpunt Bewarings Vereniging) visited the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area.

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