Five projects that received support through the ABI Small Grants Fund in its second year are showing benefits for conservation and communities in the Overberg.
The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative will host its third annual general meeting as a voluntary association on 24 June 2015. ABI partners are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at Van Brakel Store, between Caledon and Napier.
The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is now calling for proposals to the ABI Small Grants Fund. Projects and organisations have until Friday 19 June 2015 to apply for small grants funding.
Stripes the Eco-Cat and the Citizen Science Frog Monitoring Project are being showcased to about 2000 children around the Overstrand region. Both these Whale Coast Conservation projects are beneficiaries under the ABI Small Grants Facility. They’re part of the Sustainability Expo 2015, visiting Gansbaai, Hermanus, Stanford and other towns here. Well done to WCC for raising conservation themes with the region’s children.
Conservancy members in the Overberg are invited to attend an Overberg Open Training Day, organised by Conservation at Work. The training day will cover subjects such as erosion control, managing fynbos veld fires, and snake awareness.
Environmental education in the Overberg received a boost – thanks to the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) Small Grants Programme. Environmental education coordinator, Gretha Louw – who received support from ABI through its Small Grants Facility – has used the funding to acquire a digital microscope and other gadgets, used to teach children about nature and sustainable life on earth.