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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG
Landowners in the Overberg are encouraged to prepare themselves for the up and coming fire season. There are many actions landowners can take already, with support available from the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association.
Land users and conservancy members are invited to attend a conservation training day in Bredasdorp presented by Conservation at Work. The event will be held on 13 September for the whole day at the Department of Agriculture’s offices in Bredasdorp.
ABI has teamed up with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) to better understand the threats of invasive alien species. Through SANBI, a service provider is now being sought to detect invasive species early in the …
Bredasdorp is hosting the first safety and security expo in the country. The BeSafe Expo runs from 5 – 7 May at Mega Park.
The Expo is driven by the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association and a range …
Invasive alien plants have once again been a major driver of wildfires in the Overberg during the current fire season. According to the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association Project Coordinator, Pieter Steenkamp, invasive …
The Overberg has been selected as a potential site for an Agri-Park – a site where processing, marketing, training and extension services are based. Abalone and livestock have been chosen to be included in the Overberg’s Agri …
In a showcase of how conservation organisations can work together to meet shared objectives, the Overberg Crane Group (OCG) has partnered with the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust (OLCT). The two ABI Partners will share an extension …
The Agulhas Plain bird list now stands at 235 bird species, according to the Agulhas Plains Birding report for 2015. And the list is growing, thanks to the invasive alien clearing work taking place in the region.
Turning invasive alien plants into crafts to support people living with disabilities: this is one of the new projects receiving support from the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) Small Grants Programme.
ABI Partners are being invited to spread their conservation messages – via a Twitter chat. ABI is co-hosting a conservation Twitter discussion on the #discoverOverberg stream on Wednesday 21 October.
Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
44 Villiers Street, Bredasdorp
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