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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE OVERBERG
For the past 30 years, the WWF Nedbank Green Trust has funded projects helping to solve some of South Africa’s greatest societal and environmental challenges.
As such, ABI is launching a revisioning process – that will ensure the ABI partnership (including our past, present and new partners) work together to create a better Overberg.
“Stadig Pieter, my brein kannie by bly nie. “This was so often the case whenever Pieter Carstens came to our house in the Napier Mountain Conservancy or when I met up with him. He talked fast! Pieter was, however, ever the
Johan Burger brings 26 years of experience in nature conservation to the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative. He is the newly-appointed ABI Theme Leader overseeing Land-use Planning. He also works for CapeNature, as the
Most farmers in the Overberg practice conservation agriculture. Still, some practices in the Overberg are detrimental to the environment, including the illegal ploughing of virgin land. That’s the view of Acorn Agri & Food Chief Executive Officer, André Uys.
Landowners and others with invasive alien plants on their Overberg property can make the most of this green economic opportunity. The ABI Green Economy theme is looking to
‘It’s a very exciting initiative as it takes cross-sectoral collaboration to the scale required to manage large landscapes and partnerships collectively.”
A new pilot project in the Overberg aims to use invasive alien trees – and convert them into wood pellets for heating fuel. The project is being driven by the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative, as
Experts say that the African penguin could be extinct in LESS THAN 10 years. There are only 13,300 breeding pairs of African penguins left today (some penguin species are around 65 million years old).
The Table Mountain Fund has played a vital role in protecting Fynbos across the Overberg. In fact, if you work in the Cape Floral Kingdom here, chances are you’ve at some point received support from this organisation.
Located around the most southerly tip of Africa, the Overberg region is the showcase of some of the most beautiful landscapes.
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