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Buffalo sale on the Agulhas Plain

Buffalo sale on the Agulhas Plain

Four buffalo belonging to the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area have been sold. The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA) reintroduced the buffalo to the Agulhas …

Conservation Tide

Conservation Tide

The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA) is an innovative, farmer-driven solution to balancing commercial farming with conservation.Denene Erasmus visited farmers in the SMA to learn more about this groundbreaking …

SMA launches new bird hide

SMA launches new bird hide

The Nuwejaars WetlandSpecial Management Area (NWSMA) has launched a new bird hide. The Black Duck Bird Hide has been built below the Zoetendal Winery, owned by Johan de Kock. It was officially opened to the public …

Eco-Warrior Weekend for SMA children

Eco-Warrior Weekend for SMA children

Children living in the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (NWSMA), just outside Bredasdorp in the Overberg, attended a LandCare-funded camp at the beginning of March.

Vulnerability of SMA peat to be studied

Vulnerability of SMA peat to be studied

The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (NWSMA) is to be the focus of an extensive climate change study. Researchers plan to assess the buried peat beds that characterise the wetland …

Climate change chief visits SMA

Climate change chief visits SMA

The German government’s international climate finance chief, Norbert Gorissen, visited the SMA late in October. The visit allowed Gorissen to see the climate change adaptation projects undertaken by the SMA …

New hippo calf spotted on Agulhas Plain

New hippo calf spotted on Agulhas Plain

A new hippopotamus calf has been born on the Agulhas Plain. Five hippo were reintroduced to the area by the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (NWSMA) in 2010.

Towards a sustainable Agulhas Plain

Towards a sustainable Agulhas Plain

It took six years for the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA) to evolve from a vague concept to a working venture.

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