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Invasive Alien Plants appearing after the Knysna Fire

Before the Knysna fires raged through the Garden Route, invasive alien plants were rife throughout the landscape. Because of their densities and size, the biomass from the invasive alien plants, served as rocket fuel for the fires, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Following fires in the Garden Route, the regeneration …

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Fynbos slow to recover after fires

Areas affected by the Knysna fires, specifically where indigenous Fynbos is concerned, are slow to regenerate. Although most of the Fynbos will probably regenerate only later on this year, the slower than expected regeneration can be ascribed to the high intensity of the fires that swept through Buffels Bay and through Plettenberg Bay.

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Progress Report GRRI Environmental Working Group 18 August

Progress Report GRRI Environmental Working Group 18 August DEA NRMP, Knysna Municipality, Eden District Disaster Management (and Municipality), the Southern Cape FPA, WoF, SANParks and Cape Nature, and several others, collectively address environmental rehabilitation in the burn scar. 1. Erosion Control GRRI Environmental interventions prevent tons of topsoil from washing down steep slopes into down …

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Garden Route Rebuild

Progress Report GRRI Environmental Working Group – 10 August DEA NRMP, Knysna Municipality, Eden District Disaster Management (and Municipality), the Southern Cape FPA, SANParks and Cape Nature, and several others, collectively address environmental rehabilitation in the burn scar. 1. Erosion control Efforts and interventions to stabilize denuded landscapes around Knysna, Brenton and Belvidere continue. A …

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Garden Route Rebuild

Volgens Cobus Meiring (SCLI), is die Garden Route Rebuild inisiatief gestig na die Knysna brande, en gaan die werkgroep wat gaan omsien na die herstel

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Garden Route Rebuild

Several conservation entities in the Southern Cape have, by means of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), shared knowledge and expertise in efforts to oversee the rehabilitation of the environment, following the severe fires.

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Hoekwil Working on Fire Dirk Smit SCFPA

Hoekwil set to establish a Working on Fire base Hoekwil residents recently attended a series of meetings, aimed at establishing a Hoekwil Working on Fire base in the hamlet. This comes on the back of fires that swept through the area, with several properties in Wilderness being destroyed, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape …

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Environmental-Rehabilitation-Plan Wildfire Ruins

Dealing With Unknown Factors Southern Cape Environmental Rehabilitation Plan. An Environmental Task Team and Project Management Unit established to deal with Plett/ Knysna fire damage. Following the devastating fires around the Plettenberg Bay Knysna area, a multi- disciplinary action plan, known as the Southern Cape Environmental Rehabilitation Plan (SCERP), was established. In order to include …

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