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Urban Conservation Event-WESSA-Saturday 4th August 2018

29 Jul 2018 Posted by in News and Events | Comments
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Good Morning All,
Very, very exciting news: 
You are invited to the Big Friends Group Event (BFG) to be held at Rondevlei Saturday 4th August
Co-hosts: WESSA Western Cape and  Zeekoeivlei/Rondevlei Friends Group
Topic: URBAN CONSERVATION
Presenters:
  1. Dalton Gibbs – Urban Conservation
  2. Petro Botha – Introducing eland as veld management
  3. Anthony Roberts – Environment educational initiatives in Cape Town
  4. Bernelle Verster – Rethinking our relationship with the ‘wild’

Optional:

8 to 9 am guided bird walk. (Arrival 7.30 am)

* Please state if you will attend the guided bird walk *

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Full Event Costs: R50 . 00
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RSVP: wessawesterncapemembers@gmail.com or 074 101 1927

RSVP by the 1st August. Note that attendee numbers are limited and it will be handled on a first come, first booked basis.

 

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Detailed PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 

7:30 Arrival for optional 8 am guided bird walk

8:00 Walks begin
9:00 Registration, refreshments
9:30 Proceedings begin. Welcome by Phil McLean of WESSA Western Cape Members Committee and Chair of Friends of Liesbeek Friends Group
9:35 PETA BROM, Animal Demography Unit, UCT OBSERVING WILDLIFE IN SMALL SCALE URBAN HABITATS: Peta will call for volunteers to participate in her PhD Project
9:45 DALTON GIBBS, Founding member of CTEET (Cape Town Environmental Education Trust) URBAN CONSERVATION: Techniques, approaches, considerations required for sustaining natural biodiversity in an urban setting
10:30 Break for refreshments
11:00 PETRO BOTHA, Manager Gantouw Project INTRODUCING ELAND AS A VELD MANAGEMENT TOOL TO CONSERVE ENDANGERED STRANDVELD IN URBAN RESERVES: A pilot study at the Rondevlei section of the False Bay Nature Reserve
11:45 Short break
12:00 ANTHONY ROBERTS, CEO of CTEET, EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE, CAPE TOWN IN PARTICULUAR
12:30 Short break
12:35 BERNELLE VERSTER, Bioprocess engineer, IndieBio RETHINKING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ‘THE WILD’
13:00 Light Vegetarian Lunch/Networking

Be a Friend and RSVP asap.

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