Desert Birds Trail Launched at SANBI’s Karoo Garden

birds trail logo1For a great day in the open with the right binocular and scope, it is a worthwhile experience to wander along the enchanted Desert Bird Trail and marvel at the diversity of the birds the Karoo has on display.

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Namaqua Trail Run 2012 a Great Success

namakwa flower run 2012On the 8th of September 2012, the Namaqua Flower Run took place at the Roodebergskloof Conservation Farm near Garies in Namaqualand. This year boasted 280 participants who tried their best to conquer the highest peak in the Northern Cape.

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Citizen Scientists Monitoring Biodiversity Booklet Now Available

biodiversity early warning systemsTo celebrate the achievements of ordinary citizen scientists, a new booklet titled Biodiversity early warning systems: South African citizen scientists monitoring change has been developed by joint venture between the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs.

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Kougoed (Sceletium tortuosum) Medicinal Plants Project in Nourivier

kougoed sceletium tortuosumAgro-processing is one of the key sectors identified by government “that demonstrate strong potential for socio-economic growth, employment creation and value addition”. The Enterprise Creation Development (ECD) unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) identified the rural community of Nourivier in the Kamiesberg region of Namaqualand,

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