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CONSERVATION NEWS IN THE 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 gentleman …
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 Overberg Landscape
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.
Set within the picturesque, secluded valley of Witvoetskloof, the Grootbos Environmental Centre (GEC) was launched in January 2019. This surrounding environment which is home to
Few ABI members likely worked as hard as these members over the December/January holidays. The Overstrand Municipality Fire & Rescue Services were faced with a number of devastating wildfires. And they remain on high alert now (until at least
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.
Is the Overberg’s water secure? That was the theme at the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) Annual General Meeting. The meeting was held at the Agulhas National Park on Wednesday, 25 September. Despite short bouts of rain …
Meet our ABI Member of the Month: Carla Ackerman, ABI’s new Green Economy Theme Leader. Carla will be looking for ways to tackle environmental conservation, in ways that generate greater economic growth in the
Located around the most southerly tip of Africa, the Overberg region is the showcase of some of the most beautiful landscapes.