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Win R3000! Wanted for bounty reward: find the Honey Mesquite tree

Can you identify the Honey Mesquite tree? Take a photo of this invasive alien plant and share it with our hashtag #badmesquite on social media platforms. Tag @gouritzbiosphere and tell us how you identified this IAP to stand a chance to win a R3000 bounty reward!...

Stopping the Honey Mesquite Tree (Prosopis) Invasion

The invasion caused by the Prosopis tree damages the ecosystem by affecting resources like water supply and grazing. The diversity and biology of smaller animals like birds and invertebrates are also negatively affected by the Prosopis invasion, ultimately affecting...

How to Identify Prosopis Glandulosa var. Torreyana

The Honey Mesquite Tree (or Prosopis Glandulosa var. Torreyana) is an invasive species that is fast becoming one of the more threatening, invasive plant species in South Africa, putting down roots across many of our arid regions such as the Karoo and Klein Karoo. Most...
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TOWERLAND WILDERNESS

TOWERLAND WILDERNESS

 A venue beyond the ordinary   Sue Davidoff and Allan Kaplan - founders, stewards and guardians of Towerland Wilderness - are opening this unique and beautiful wilderness home as an intimate venue for small gatherings and events. Whilst usually we...

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Photo. 2. Looking north into the foothills of the Langeberg mountains. Note the absence of invasive alien plants and the mosaic of veld age.
A farmer’s tale

A farmer’s tale

‘Fire’ is a word any landowner in the Southern Cape of South Africa knows and respects! In many cases fire management is a controversial topic amongst the diverse range of landowners and managers in the Gouritz Ecological Corridors Project area. The reality is that...

Micro Fund
Three plant ladies learning from and teaching one another
GCBR Micro Fund Research Grant: Ethno-Botany and Resource Economy of the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve

GCBR Micro Fund Research Grant: Ethno-Botany and Resource Economy of the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve

Locations of the documented studies: Still Bay, Graaff-Reinet and Calvinia. Unlocking the economy of indigenous phytochemicals I understood the value of plants very early on in life. When 5 years old, I would walk the leafy suburban street where I grew up and...

Micro Fund
GCBR Flexible Micro Fund Grant to Revamp Veld and Medicinal Gardens at the Fransie Pienaar Museum in Prince Albert
GCBR Flexible Micro Fund Grant to Revamp Veld and Medicinal Gardens at the Fransie Pienaar Museum in Prince Albert

GCBR Flexible Micro Fund Grant to Revamp Veld and Medicinal Gardens at the Fransie Pienaar Museum in Prince Albert

Upgrading of the Indigenous and Medicinal Gardens Wolwekraal Conservation and Research Organisation (WCRO), applied to the GCBR Flexible Micro Fund to support upgrading of the indigenous and medicinal gardens at the Prince Albert Tourism Bureau on the property of...