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GCBR Micro Fund Report: Aloe claviflora population status monitoring project in Wolwekraal Nature Reserve

Background Wolwekraal Conservation and Research Organisation (WCRO) applied to the GCBR Flexible Micro Fund for funding to carry out a repeat survey of drought and porcupine damage to the Kraal Aloe (Aloe claviflora) population in Wolwekraal Nature Reserve. Funding of...

We Need Your Vote for an exciting new project

The GCBR has a new project that stands a very good chance of receiving funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), but we need your help to secure the funding. The project has been selected as a finalist along with five others, and the winner...

Looking Ahead: 2022 – 2025

Message from the Chair As important participants in the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve’s (GCBR) realm, we are excited to engage you in this newsletter to describe our plans for the next four years. This is on the back of a number of successful projects undertaken...
The Goukou Nursery Chronicles

The Goukou Nursery Chronicles

We’re going to build a Nursery we said … what a wonderful idea ... right ...? Little did we know... Read the full story here Location First, we had to find a location for the Nursery within our project area but it also needed a house for me to live in. Yah right ......

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GCBR Micro Fund Grant: Oceans Research Foundation

GCBR Micro Fund Grant: Oceans Research Foundation

SEA THE CHANGE – SPONSORSHIP FEEDBACK REPORT Submitted 1st December 2020 Oceans Research Foundation received funds from the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) to support learners participating in the ‘Sea the Change’ education and work readiness program in 2020....

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GCBR MICRO FUND BONNIEDALE FARM GRANT

GCBR MICRO FUND BONNIEDALE FARM GRANT

GCBR MICRO FUND BONNIEDALE FARM GRANT Bonniedale is a 1,650 ha Fynbos farm owned by Nico and Danette Hesterman and is situated in the Attakwaskloof in the OuteniquaMountains between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn, surrounded by the Attakwaskloof Nature Reserve. Bonniedale...

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Kamma Wetlands Stink Bean Eradication

Kamma Wetlands Stink Bean Eradication

In the later half of August 2020, the Jobs for Carbon and Land Care teams, comprising 22 members, took up the challenge of eradicating Stink Beans in the Kamma River in Bonniedale. They met up with Donovan Kotze, who was representing the Gouritz Ecological Corridors...

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Plastic Free July – The GCBR Plastic Challenge

Plastic Free July – The GCBR Plastic Challenge

Inspired by our own Chief Executive Inspired by our own Chief Executive, Dr Steve du Toit, the Marketing function of the GCBR launched its first Facebook ad campaign on 7 July 2020. Steve spends much of his own time enjoying and communing with nature. However, whilst...

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