Current Projects

Environmental Education and Awareness in Saldanha and St. Helena Bay

The CWCBR regularly implements donor funded environmental awareness and Swop Shop initiatives in Middelpos and Laingville.

Examples of such initiatives include tree planting days, environmental excursions to nature reserves and recycling competitions between Primary Schools. DONORS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Read more: Environmental Education and Awareness in Saldanha

Natural Resource Management Land User Incentives Project

Working for Water Alien Clearing Project

In March 2019, the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR) was allocated an alien clearing project with the Department of Environmental Affairs: (NRM Project). This project will stretch over a period of three years which will end in March 2022. The project currently employs approximately 72 people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Over the three year period, approximately 2300 initial hectares and 1025 of follow hectares of Alien vegetation was removed from critically important ecosystems. Read More

Read more: Natural Resource Management Land User Incentives Project

CREW West Coast

CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers) is an initiative started by the National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in 2003 to monitor the state of threatened plant species using groups of volunteers from various socio-economic backgrounds. These volunteers work in close association with their local conservation agencies and particularly with local stewardship initiatives to ensure that the key sites with threatened plant species are monitored and conserved. Since inception, the volunteers partaking in the programme has discovered 24 new species, 14 species were rediscovered and repeated data collection was done on 1 030 species of conservation concern.

Read more: CREW West Coast

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