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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG
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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 …
Early this year, some of our ABI partners launched the “Targeted Species Project”. And they’re asking birders and conservationists to get involved. The Overberg Crane Group, Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area and the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust joined forces with Birdlife SA and Birdlasser to launch the project. It’s being funded by the Tygerberg Bird Club
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.
Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
44 Villiers Street, Bredasdorp
Tel: + 27 (0) 28 425 2218
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