Conservation News from the Overberg
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
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
“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
Freddy is part of the Quagga Project – and he has subsequently become one of the top Rau Quaggas in the project. Freddy is part of the Quagga Project
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
Grey Rhebok (Pelea capreolus) became famous globally for a most surprising reason. (That’s after a British runner won a dictionary at a race during the war, and randomly
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 On National Water Week – follow our journey through the Nuwejaars Wetlands Ecosystem – and get to know the important role these Palmiet wetlands play in
Peatlands cover only around 3% of the earth’s land surface. And you’ll find some peat-like soils in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area.
Here’s what we found when we downloaded some of the images from camera traps set up on the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area…
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
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
An opportunity now exists for an Environmental Educator & Conservation Assistant to join the NWSMA team. We’re based just outside Bredasdorp, in the
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
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
In the last financial year, we added a range of exciting species to our wildlife list. From the Spotted Reed Snake to the Cape Vulture; the Striped Flufftail to the Cape …
This year, the Fynbos Forum takes place between 5-8 August in the town of Baardskeerdersbos. It’s a short drive from the small town to the Nuwejaars Wetlands area.
The Nuwejaars Wetlands region has never been a stronghold for Renosterveld. Fynbos, yes. And especially Critically Endangered Fynbos such as Elim Ferricrete
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
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.