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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG
Fences are a major threat to South Africa’s birdlife. And the Overberg is no exception. Given the region’s strong agricultural focus, fences cover the landscape. But fences that aren’t well maintained, aren’t very visible, or are …
Growing up in Mitchell’s Plain, Grant Jepthas grew to love nature at a young age; as he learnt about the natural resources that the greater Cape area offers. And he soon…
Since the establishment of the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) in 2003, land-use planning has always been one of the major themes …
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 …
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.
Located around the most southerly tip of Africa, the Overberg region is the showcase of some of the most beautiful landscapes.