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Talk on the Cape Platanna by Dr John Measey

07 Nov 2017 Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

Dr John Measey is a Senior Researcher at the CIB based in the Department of Botany & Zoology at Stellenbosch University. John is Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Herpetology.

He will be talking about the Cape Platanna (Xenopus gilli) frog species that has recently been discovered at Rondevlei. The species is endangered.  It is threatened by habitat loss. What can we do?, Are they in Zeekoevlei / Sandvlei / Princessvlei? How are they different from the ‘normal’ platanna? Why should we care? Come and find the answers to these and many more questions…

Cape Platanna (Xenopus gilli)

Cape Platanna (Xenopus gilli)

Endangered - why does it matter?

Endangered – why does it matter?

Probleem Mense

Probleem Mense

African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis, also known as the xenopus, African clawed toad, African claw-toed frog or the platanna)

African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis, also known as the xenopus, African clawed toad, African claw-toed frog or the platanna) So whats the difference?

When?

Thursday at 18:30–21:00 – that’s 2 days from now folks! Secure parking guarded by the Rangers.

Where?

Rondevlei Tea Room

Food?

This time its super chef Colleens Macaroni Cheese with salad, cheap at the price R50.

Please be so kind and RSVP to fozrmarketing@gmail.com should you want a delicious meal and if you have tasted Colleens delights at previous talks you will know what to do.

Drinks?

BYOB (bring your own booze) Tea and Coffee will be available with Ginger biscuits.

 

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The C·I·B is an inter-institutional Centre of Excellence established in 2004 within the DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Programme. Its members undertake research on the biodiversity consequences of biological invasions, largely through post-graduate student training. The principal aims of the Centre’s work are to reduce the rates and impacts of biological invasions by furthering scientific understanding and predictive capability, and by developing research capacity.

The C·I·B has its physical home at the University of Stellenbosch, but comprises a network of senior researchers and their associated postdoctoral associates and graduate students throughout South Africa.

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