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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG
The Overberg faces many threats. And we’ve seen these highlighted at some of our partnership get-togethers during 2017. But in spite of the obstacles, there’s always a sense of optimism at the end of the meetings.
Through the ABI Alien Clearing Project, coordinated by Flower Valley Conservation Trust, teams of invasive clearers are taking out alien invasive plants across the Agulhas Plain. Around 160 project participants are heading out …
There’s good and bad news for the Overberg when considering climate change. Warming along the coast of the Overberg will be much less than the Western Cape’s inland areas. Despite this, experts believe the Overberg will still become increasingly dry.
The Table Mountain Fund (TMF) team visited the Overberg recently, to get to know some of the beneficiaries of the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) Small Grants Programme. TMF Manager, Kerri Maree, and Carla Wood and Boitshekwane …
Conservation at Work held an informative training day in Bredasdorp on Tuesday, 13 September. The event focused on the importance of soil and nature and how one can improve natural resources in an agricultural environment.
The Overberg District Municipality and Cape Agulhas Municipality have committed the municipalities to protect the region’s biodiversity. Both municipalities signed the Durban Commitment at a wetlands awareness day.
The green economy was the key theme at the recent Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) AGM. The meeting was held in September outside Napier, and brought together land users, conservationists, government officials and entrepreneurs.
ABI is looking for a training workshop facilitator, to provide training on project budgeting. We’ll be hosting the course for ABI Small Grants Programme beneficiaries.
The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area is looking to employ a Conservation Manager: Planning, Monitoring and Development.
The Agulhas National Park, an ABI Partner, is looking for four contractors for its Working for Wetlands Project. The deadline is 15 April. Please click here for more info on the responsibilities, minimum requirements and application process.
Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
44 Villiers Street, Bredasdorp
Tel: + 27 (0) 28 425 2218
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