The Knersvlakte, one of the crown jewels in the country’s rich botanical treasure trove, has been added to the national network of protected areas. On the 24th of September 2014, WWF South Africa, CapeNature and the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust announced the declaration of the new Knersvlakte Nature Reserve during a celebratory event at the historical Griqua farm, Ratelgat, near Vanrhynsdorp.
The third and final National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans 2.0 (NBSAPs) workshop took place in Namibia from the 23rd to the 25th of July 2014, to consider what successful mainstreaming of biodiversity and development would look like in the future.
How much water do we actually have in our rivers? This is critical to consider if we are to effectively manage our water resources to the benefit of people and the environment.
The Goegap Nature Reserve was named by the Nama people for the reed-filled water spring that quenched their thirst. This 7000-hectare nature reserve is situated on the eastern side of the beautiful, rocky and serene town of Springbok. It supports more than 600 different indigenous plant species, close to 50 mammals and almost 100 bird species.