Conservation News from the Overberg

 

 

CONSERVATION NEWS

“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

This is why we LOVE technology for children

This is why we LOVE technology for children

Photographing an image, making a video or quickly typing some notes – that’s how many of our youth will remember their trip. They’re able to return to the excursion through images and memories

A good news story: The Agulhas Long-billed Lark

A good news story: The Agulhas Long-billed Lark

For the FIRST TIME, a detailed study has sought to capture the number of Agulhas Long-billed Larks (Certhilauda brevirostris) that remain in the world today.The Agulhas Plain is a stronghold for

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 …

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