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The wood wide web of friendship and betrayal

The wood wide web of friendship and betrayal

Each type of fungi hosts specific species of plants and both are very sensitive to the surrounding conditions such as temperature and humidity. When for example temperatures

Unlocking Nature: Our wetlands in the limelight

Unlocking Nature: Our wetlands in the limelight

Eugene and Ross joined the Leadership for Conservation in Africa webinar, called ‘Unlocking Nature’. We chatted about the importance of our wetlands, how we’re combining

What on Mother Earth is an SMA?

What on Mother Earth is an SMA?

There’s a global drive to recognise conservation structures, like SMAs, that may not fit traditional or more well-known wildlife-protection setups. Protected Areas, for example, are well

What makes THESE fynbos species special?

What makes THESE fynbos species special?

The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area is home to 207 threatened fynbos species (ranging from Near Threatened to Critically Endangered). Not all are fynbos endemics though.

Favourite fynbos flowers? Our team chooses…

Favourite fynbos flowers? Our team chooses…

Get to know some of the special plants you could find in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area… and get to know our team members. International Plant Appreciation

CREW: Why the Agulhas Plain is a plant priority

CREW: Why the Agulhas Plain is a plant priority

By Sharndre Coutriers of the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW). You are likely aware that South Africa is a remarkably biodiversity rich country. But not many people are

A fynbos find that had CREW excited

A fynbos find that had CREW excited

A day spent with the team from the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) led to an exciting find: a Critically Endangered Erica species that had never before been seen on the

Conservation Corridors: Look what we found

Conservation Corridors: Look what we found

If we know how animals are moving across the landscape, we can protect those secret corridors they make use of. And it allows us to improve highly degraded corridor links, in order to reconnect

SMA Annual Report 2019/20 available

SMA Annual Report 2019/20 available

“2019 must surely go down as one of the most exciting years for the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area. Globally this has been a time of extreme loss: natural habitats are being removed

30,000 nutritious meals per month

30,000 nutritious meals per month

Provided to the most vulnerable of our communities in the Cape Agulhas district. That’s the goal of the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area. We’ve already secured an important donation to

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