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  SCLI to assist landowners along the Goukamma River with Invasive Alien Plant Control Plans Article by Cobus Meiring 6 August 2019 With its origins high up in the Outeniqua Mountains, the Goukamma River winds its way down a deep ravine down to the Indian Ocean with its large estuary, marine reserve and lagoon near …

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  Revival and conservation of the Knysna River and supporting ecology – essential to the economic survival of the Knysna community August 2019 Article by Cobus Meiring  “The value of the iconic Knysna River, its catchment and riparian zone, tributaries, wetlands, intertidal estuary, valley and surrounding countryside as a conservation corridor cannot be underestimated,” says …

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Leucospermum erubescens (Rare)

Table Mountain Fund: Celebrating 21 years of conservation success in the Cape Floral Kingdom This year (13 March 2019) marks 21 years of conservation success in the Cape Floral Kingdom, through the collaborative pioneering conservation work of the Table Mountain Fund (TMF) and its partners. “It is hard to believe that 21 years have passed …

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      A regional drive to improve efforts to enhance the survival of the Southern Cape floristic footprint Project Summary: TMF/ SCLI Cape Floristic Corridor Revival and Training Programme The TMF/ SCLI Cape Floristic Corridor Revival Initiative is aimed at assisting landowners and land managers in strategic Southern Cape river systems to better manage …

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The Status of Biological Invasions and their Management in South Africa Contact: Prof Brian van Wilgen,   Email: Click on document title, open and download  SANBI National Status Report_WEB (6MB)

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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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Forest Fire - Gerhard Otto

Eden District Municipality, NMMU (SRU) and SCLI to co-host Annual Biodiversity Seminar Following devastating wild fires in the past summer (and still raging in places), Eden District Municipality (Disaster Management), NMMU (Sustainable Research Unit) and the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI), decided to co-host and facilitate the annual (regional) seminar on risks associated with invasive …

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