News

Declaration of two new Protected Areas

Two new Protected Areas were recently declared through the Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) initiative in partnership with the WWF Table Mountain Fund, the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency and numerous private landowners.

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Eastern Cape Biodiversity Stewardship Forum 2019

The GKS project team attended the EC Biodiversity Stewardship Forum that was held in Cape St Francis on 28 February 2019.  The theme of this year's forum was "Capacitating Biodiversity Stewardship in the Eastern Cape".  We delivered a presentation at the Forum to show how Biodiversity Stewardship is supported by the GKS project

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Wildlife monitoring on Protected Areas using camera-traps

The GKS initiative acquired a number of camera-traps with funding received from the WWF Table Mountain Fund.  The camera-traps are being used to monitor wildlife on some of the new Nature Reserves that have been declared through the GKS initiative.  Wildlife monitoring is an important part of managing Protected Areas, since it generates information that can be used to inform management decisions. 

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The Greater Kromme Stewardship initiative achieves an exciting milestone!!

The Greater Kromme Stewardship (GKS) initiative has achieved a very exciting milestone: the first two Protected Areas were recently declared through the GKS initiative, namely the Kromensee Nature Reserve and the Sand River Private Nature Reserve.

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Biodiversity Assessments for new sites

January to March are great periods for getting biodiversity assessments done on Stewardship sites just before the growing season ends.  The Custodian of Rare and Endangered Wildflower (CREW), the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agent (ECPTA), the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) joined the Greater Kromme Stewardship initiative team to conduct biodiversity assessments

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ECPTA Biodiversity Stewardship Forum

Towards the end of February 2018, the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) hosted the Eastern Cape Biodiversity Stewardship Forum at Luchaba Nature Reserve near Mthatha. 

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Camera Traps Set

The camera traps that were recently acquired for the GKS project are set. Exciting stuff! A big thanks to the Table Mountain Fund who made this possible.

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Trace and save

Effective biodiversity management contributes to agricultural production. This is a very informative article, especially for those farmers who are aiming for more sustainable production.

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Oubos-Grootrivier Nature Reserve site

We met with the management committee of the proposed Oubos-Grootrivier Nature Reserve over the weekend to discuss the development of a reserve management plan for the site.

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Contact

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact:
Wentzel Coetzer - Biodiversity Stewardship Facilitator
+27 72 534 5914
wentzel@conservation-outcomes.org