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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG

The power of the ABI partnership

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. 

How a changing climate impacts the Overberg

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.

Calling all birders! We need your help

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

Overberg commits to conservation

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.

Discussing the green economy in the Overberg

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.

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Tel: + 27 (0) 28 425 2218

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