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.
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 Alien Clearing team members from the Napier Mountain Conservancy attended a Field Safety & Snake Awareness day. Seventeen of the ABI project’s participants attended the course, held on 29 October.
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.