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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG
Before the fire season started on 1 November 2017, fire officials warned of the massive threat of wildfires – especially in the dry conditions that the Overberg has been experiencing.
How the water crisis and invasive plants go hand in hand 22 MARCH, 2018 Environmental Education It has been a topic of discussion for many months – the Western Cape water crisis. Day Zero could still materialise …
ABI member focus: The Groenland Water Users Association 21 FEB, 2018 Land-use planning In this extreme water crisis that has hit the Western Cape, the GWUA decided to donate water to City of Cape Town from the Eikenhof Dam. This donation of between 7.5 – 10 million...
Happily ever after does exist for these Overberg birds 14 FEB, 2018 Environmental Education Did you know – there are a number of Overberg birds that believe in true love? So this Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing four love stories from the Overberg landscapes. Blue...
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.
ABI member focus: Since 2012, the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust has dedicated its time and passion to protecting the remaining 5% of Renosterveld in the Overberg.
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 …
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.
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Located around the most southerly tip of Africa, the Overberg region is the showcase of some of the most beautiful landscapes.