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A launch event for the establishment of an overarching environmental body for the Southern Cape – the Garden Route Environmental Forum (GREF) – will be held in Mossel Bay on Tuesday 11 December. The establishment of an overarching environmental body by the Garden Route District Municipality and partners, aims to coordinate regional conservation efforts, serve …

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7 December 2018 Article by Cobus Meiring  “Years of serious neglect and mismanagement by both national and local government in Gauteng and the Free State, in the way natural infrastructure, such as catchments, rivers and wetlands have been managed, now reached a point where millions of people and the entire RSA economic powerhouse is at …

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30 November 2018 Article by Cobus Meiring (SCLI) “Identifying invasive alien plants as the number one threat to our regional environment and natural infrastructure, and the work done by SCLI in assisting landowners and land managers in the Southern Cape to help them understand the environmental damage and down-stream problems caused invasive alien plants, directly feed into the …

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Knysna Forest Burning

16 November 2018   Article by Cobus Meiring  Paradise wildfire disaster: California. Drawing comparisons between the factors that caused and contributed to the respective wildfire disasters, across the globe, is easy, and is tangible evidence that the planet, as a whole, is literally feeling the heat attributed to climate change. (Photo Credit: Facebook). “Wildfire raging …

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12 November 2018 “Comparisons to damage done to the environment by the 2017 fires which ripped through Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, with the most recent fires that impacted upon the almost 90 000 hectares of the Outeniqua Mountain are difficult to make,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Most important, perhaps, …

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Invasive Alien Plants

“With summer upon us, landowners lament the speed with which invasive alien plants take a hold on the landscape. Areas likely to be affected include areas that were cleared during the winter months, and now, with the advent of warm weather, longer daylight hours and favourable rains, resprouting on cleared or burnt land is highly …

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Knysna fire blue gum

Article by Cobus Meiring 14 May 2018  “The 2017 Knysna (and surrounds) fires, dated 7 June, marked the most severe natural disaster on the African continent in recent memory,” says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). For months on end, Knysna and surrounds were smouldering, with dazed and traumatised citizens of all walks of …

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Invitation Garden Route Environmental Restoration Seminar 6 and 7 June D

6 & 7 June 2018 Venue: Brenton-on-Sea Community Hall Download preliminary programme: Preliminary Programme Garden Route Environmental Seminar 15-05-2018 Purpose and outcomes The purpose of the 2018 Garden Route Environmental Restoration Seminar is to revisit the devastation caused by the fires of June 2017, reflect on the actions taken to address environmental restoration and consider …

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