Conservation News from the Overberg
By Ross Kettles, Operations Manager: Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA The fires that have affected the Cape Agulhas region – especially those that burnt in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area
For wetlands and wildlife – 15 years of conservation action The Nuwejaars Wetlands are celebrating 15 years of formal protection through title deed restrictions. It was just
Our wildlife is threatened by many man-made activities. Cars driving along roads in the Nuwejaars Wetlands SMA are chief among the culprits.
Eugéne had found a species that was believed to be extinct – known as Moraea minima. It was last officially seen in 1981, and
Selfoonfoto’s van ’n luiperd langs ’n plaaspad in die Agulhasplein een skemeraand in Augustus het opspraak gemaak in ons streek. Die foto’s wys ’n enkel luiperd wat anderkant ’n draad sit
The bontebok is one of a handful of antelope species endemic to South Africa. It was once considered to be the rarest antelope in the world. But few people realise there is a local
The Palaeolithic Period covers the time from 2,5 million years ago to about 10 000 years BCE which was also the middle stone-age period. The graph below shows how during the last 300 000 years
For the past 6 months, some members of the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area team have spent every spare moment trying to capture the wetlands life on camera.
The restoration of the wetlands system has been incredible, with the presence of riparian species also establishing themselves. The removal of alien plant species is the
The 46 000-hectare Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area hosts one of the biggest Rau Quagga populations in the country.
The Nuwejaars wetlands were transformed into a school laboratory in November. Three schools were hosted on an outing to the wetlands over the course of a
As summer approaches, the risk of wildfires is increasing. This is especially true on the Agulhas Plain, where we’ve had a very dry year. Wildfires pose
For the past four years, Denver has brought his love for and knowledge of this landscape to the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (NWSMA). Denver and his team of three …
“The ideal is to get farmers involved in conservation and work with them,” Ross says. That’s exactly the model introduced in the NWMSA – where farmers realised
The pretty pink and white flowered plants have only been found in two locations – both on the NWSMA. With fewer than 250 plants in total covering an area of less
There’s an influx of people moving to the most southerly tip of Africa. And this mass movement means that the role of the Nuwejaars wetlands has never been more
The ink-black, acidic waters of the Nuwejaars wetlands and rivers hide tiny creatures that would do whatever they could to never reveal their presence
We are looking for a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic person to fill our part-time Administration Manager/Bookkeeper position.
For small business owner, James Mavusa, success is determined by being punctual and by having a good attitude towards your work.
Buffalo have a rich history on the Agulhas Plain – dating back hundreds of thousands of years. Here in the Nuwejaars wetlands, we’re working to keep this