Priority Freshwater Ecosystems Identified

nfepa 1The National Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas (NFEPA) project is a three-year partnership project, led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) that aims to identify a national network of freshwater conservation areas and to agree on institutional mechanisms for their implementation.

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Oophytum Plants in the Knersvlakte Lure International Students

hamburg university knersvlakteThe Knersvlakte Conservation Area recently played host to students from the University of Hamburg and a volunteer from England to determine the distribution patterns of one of the region’s endemic genera, Oophytum.

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People and Scientists Come Together at Nieuwoudtville BioBlitz

nieuwoudtville bioblitzA BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a 24 hour time period.

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Trans Hex and De Beers Rewrite Namaqualand Deal

namaqualand minesThe Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)-listed Trans Hex reported on the 8th of August 2012 that the transaction price for the acquisition of De Beers Consolidated Mines South Africa’s (DBCM’s) Namaqualand Mines has been lowered to R166-million to provide for an environmental rehabilitation liability.

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