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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

Is this a new fynbos species?

Is this a new fynbos species?

An exploratory walk through the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area may have resulted in the discovery of a new fynbos species. The discovery took place on the farm of NWSMA

A journey through the Nuwejaars wetlands

A journey through the Nuwejaars wetlands

A journey through the Nuwejaars wetlands On National Water Week – follow our journey through the Nuwejaars Wetlands Ecosystem – and get to know the important role these Palmiet wetlands play in

“Why it’s nice to work in nature”

“Why it’s nice to work in nature”

Creating green jobs through WWF South Africa and Overberg District Municipality support. Gerty Holtzhausen from Bredasdorp has run her own small business for the past 14 years. Every day she

10 reasons why Elim’s Fynbos is SO special

10 reasons why Elim’s Fynbos is SO special

In 2006, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos was listed as Endangered. Now, 14 years later, CapeNature considers it Critically Endangered. Elim Ferricrete Fynbos used to cover extensive areas from the Bot River

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