Members of Cape Nature (CN) Scientific Services Staff in Jonkershoek, led by Annelise le Roux, recently teamed up with CN staff from the Nort West Region and the Springbok branch of CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers) to partake in a three-day botanizing session in the Knersvlakte.
The Department of Environment and Nature Conservation (DENC) held its Provincial Coastal Committee (PCC) meeting in Alexander Bay, a mining town located at the mouth of the Orange River on 16 September. The meeting was well attended by 33 delegates of government departments, mining companies, municipalities, conservation and law enforcement agencies.
The 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.
The 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.