The Overberg was hit by 11 wildfires since the start of year up to the end of January. According to the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association, almost all the wildfires were started by humans – either accidentally or with malicious intent.
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.
Princess and Joyce, two of our ABI Alien Clearing Project contractors, and their teams gave our fabulous guests from the Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference a small show yesterday.
The current weather forecasts and historic trends show that the Overberg is likely to face a tough fire season. According to Louise Wessels, Manager of the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association at the ABI Partners’ meeting, the region is now preparing for fire season, which officially launched on 6 November.
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.
The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association is advertising for a Project Coordinator and an Operational Assistant.