The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management (NWSMA) plays host to researchers, conservationists and other Fynbos lovers during this year’s Fynbos Forum event.
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. During the event, experts in the Fynbos sector come together to share the latest Fynbos and other natural resource management research. The theme for the 2019 Forum is: Eliminate barriers to conservation.
The Nuwejaars Wetlands region will play host to two field trips at the Fynbos Forum:
HIPPOS, WETLANDS AND WINE:
The NWSMA team will introduce researchers to the Nuwejaars Wetlands ecosystem, including our 5km stretch along the Nuwejaars River which is being rehabilitated (through a WWF-funded project).
From there the group will head to the ‘Hippo Vlei’, which, as its name suggests, boasts a family of reintroduced Hippopotami – which will include a wine tasting at the vlei.
BIOBLITZ: EXPLORING THE FLORAL DELIGHTS OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ELIM FERRICRETE FYNBOS:
The Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers and the Grootbos Foundation will host a trip into the NWSMA’s Critically Endangered Elim Ferricrete Fynbos. This field trip is led by CREW’s Ismail Ebrahim and Grootbos’s Sean Privett – both exceptionally knowledgeable botanists.
For more on the Fynbos Forum, and the field trips, visit: www.fynbosforum.org.za