Unravelling the Secret Life of Karoo Bossies

ewt karoo bossiesKaroo bossies (bushes) are some of the toughest creatures alive. They are programmed to withstand intense heat, bitter cold, prolonged droughts and periodic flooding.

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SANBI GEF5 Success

gef5 successThe Global Environment Facility (GEF) endorsed SANBI’s full-sized project proposal for the ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Land Use Regulation and Management at the Municipal Scale’ project early in July 2014 . This $8,17 million project is set to commence implementation within the next six months and will run until 2019.

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SANBI & CSIR Experts Aid in Eskom Infrastructure Planning for the SIPS

sips 2014In 2012, the South African government adopted the National Infrastructure Plan, which outlines a 20-year programme of work that aims to address the significant infrastructure backlogs in the country, improve the delivery of basic services and strengthen South Africa’s infrastructure integration with our neighbouring countries.

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Oorlogskloof Reveals its Mussels

 

oorlogskloof reveals its musselsThe Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is not only famous for its exceptionally rare Clivia’s, but is also home to the Critically Endangered Sandfish. However, what recently generated a huge amount of media interest and got conservationists in a flap was the discovery of a few rather non-descript looking mussels – largely thanks to a hungry otter.

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